May is National Preservation Month!

Join us as we celebrate with these exciting events.

Legislative Advocacy Update

Friday, May 10
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Join us in reviewing our recent advocacy efforts and learn where things stand with the Georgia Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program. 

If you missed the live Zoom, you can watch a recording here

Preservation Gala

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Thank you to all who joined for the Preservation Gala! Visit the Preservation Gala webpage for more.

Elizabeth Lyon Fellowship Lecture

Thursday, May 16
7:00 p.m.

2023 Elizabeth Lyon Fellow, Elizabeth Jones, will discuss the work she has undertaken over the last year, hosting Cemetery Community Cleanup Days with an emphasis on the recovery and recognition of Black history.

If you missed the live lecture, you can still watch a recording here

The Preacher’s Wife Production- Community Partnership

May 15 – June 16
The Coca-Cola Stage at Alliance Theatre 
1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 

The Georgia Trust is the Community Partner for the Alliance Theatre’s production of The Preacher’s Wife. Inspired by the beloved blockbuster film, this performance is a stirring new musical about the power of hope that touches on the theme of historic preservation. In a fast-gentrifying Harlem neighborhood, a historic church is threatened by development pressure to replace it with luxury condominiums—a threat that resonates with our mission at The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation. 

The Georgia Trust and our community partner, the Alliance Theatre, invite you to learn more about the show below.

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Neel Reid Lecture

Wednesday, May 22
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
In Person, Rhodes Hall, Atlanta
1516 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

Frederick Law Olmsted is best known as the designer of Central Park and founder of the profession of Landscape Architecture. His legacy stretches far beyond his reputation as Olmsted’s designs shaped countless American cities and set the tone for suburban residential development through the twentieth century.

With the help of the Georgia Trust, 2023 J. Neel Reid scholar Matt Schaefer embarked on a journey to study Olmsted’s work, his place in the history of landscape design, and how his design techniques can be used to prioritize nature in an increasingly urbanized future. The study took Matt to cities including Boston, Massachusetts; Liverpool, England; and Luxembourg, Luxembourg. During the lecture, Matt will share lessons learned on his travels and studying plans from Olmsted’s digital archives.

If you missed the lecture, you can view a Zoom recording here.