HSF leading observance of National Historic Month

In observance of National Historic Month in May, Historic Savannah Foundation (HSF) will celebrate the occasion with community partnerships and unique events that highlight the importance of preservation and the impact it has on Savannah’s past, present and future.

This will be the first time in two years that HSF will host live, in-person events due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

HSF plans to kick off the month with the Historic Preservations Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 5 at 5:30 p.m. at the Charles H. Morris Center, located at 10 E. Broad St.

The annual ceremony will recognize and celebrate preservation work done in Savannah.

This will be the first time in two years that the award ceremony will be held in person.

Past award recipients include Plant Riverside, Starland Rehabilitation Project, the Mercer Williams house, the Ward Mausoleum in Laurel Grove, and several others.

“We want to celebrate being back together at a live event and in person events. We also want to celebrate the people who not only won an award, but also those who submitted projects for consideration” said Sue Adler, the president and CEO of HSF.

The event will include food trucks, cocktails and plenty of networking opportunities for those in attendance.

A Realtors Historic Preservation Leadership Course will be the second event to take place on Friday, May 13 at Thompson Hotel, located at 201 Port Street.

The half-day CEU course will begin at 8:30 a.m. and educate anyone working in related fields on subjects pertaining to historic preservation. The goal of the course is to provide those working with historic properties the necessary knowledge to inform themselves, and their clients on how to be better stewards of historic preservation.

HSF will conclude the month with a Wine and Trolley tour on Friday, May 20 at 5:30 p.m. The trolley tour is a twist on the Wine Tasting & Home Tour that HSF hosted in the past.

This year, two trollies, one bearing east and the other west, will take attendees to see some of HSF’s Revolving fund properties. The trolley tour will begin and end at the Green-Meldrim & Gardens, where guests will be treated to wine light hors d’oeuvres and live music from the Bay Street Cabaret.

Tickets to the Preservation Awards are available for purchase by calling 912-233-7787 or visiting https://www.myhsf.org/events/. Anyone interested in becoming a sponsor or patron for Preservation Month events can call Colleen Reynolds 912-233-7787 or email creynolds@myhsf.org

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Alex Arango

Alex Arango is a multimedia journalist and Savannah local. He has a passion for quality community journalism, and is looking forward to serving the city that he has always called home.
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