In this issue:
-Sales from preservation tags fund four SFY 2010 Georgia Heritage Grants
-Georgia sites to offer free admission on September 26
-Heritage Travel launches
-Available grants

Sales from preservation tags fund four SFY 2010 Georgia Heritage Grants

The GEM Theatre in Calhoun is one of four SFY 2010 Georgia Heritage Grant recipients.

HPD is pleased to announce that statewide preservation tag sales enabled four SFY 2010 Georgia Heritage Grants to be awarded. A total of $46,285 will support the following:

-Friends of Calhoun’s GEM Theatre, Inc. for plaster ceiling repair in the GEM Theatre in Gordon County ($14,985)
-City of Hawkinsville for window repair at the Hawkinsville Opera House in Pulaski County ($10,500)
-Jenkins County Board of Commissioners for a historic structure report of the Jenkins County Courthouse ($10,800)
-Roosevelt Warm Springs Rehabilitation Development Fund, Inc. for a conditions assessment report/preservation plan for Georgia Hall (a National Historic Landmark) in Meriwether County($10,000)

Georgia Heritage matching grants are available to local governments and non-profit organizations and provide greatly needed “seed” money for preservation projects all across the state. Due to the current economic situation and its resulting impact on the state budget, the Georgia Heritage appropriation was cut for SFY 2009 and SFY 2010. This year, 16 applicants requested $257,645 to help preserve the state’s historic resources. The support of the preservation community, evidenced in a very tangible manner through tag sales, enabled 4 of these worthy projects to be funded.

A very big THANK YOU to all who have purchased tags. Please continue to promote the preservation license plate in your community. Sales are increasing, and, as a result, more of Georgia’s special places will be helped.

For information on Georgia Heritage Grants , visit or contact HPD Grants Coordinator Carole Moore at 404-463-8434 or

Georgia sites to offer free admission on September 26

The Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home in Rome (Floyd County)will participate in Museum Day.

On September 26, in celebration of National Public Lands Day, there will be free admission offered at all Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites.  Visit for more information.

On the same day, over 40 museums across the state will participate in Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day.  For one day only, admission will be free at all of the participating sites.  To take advantage of the offer, go to and download an admission card.  Visit
for a full list of participating museums in Georgia. 

Heritage Travel launches Gozaic
Heritage Travel, Inc., a for-profit subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, has launched a new Web site for heritage and cultural tourism.  Called Gozaic, the site provides a travel-planning resource for heritage and cultural travelers, an online community where people can find and share experiences, and a professional forum where participants can network and share business practices.  Visit the site at

Available grants

Partnership in Scholarship Grants for African American Historic Places 
These grants will support collaborative projects between African American historic places and college/university scholars.  This year, four grants of $15,000 each (no match required) will be awarded in the fall of 2009 to projects that help sustain current or attract new audiences at historic sites or enhance the interpretation of challenging topics at historic sites. Guidelines for the Partnership-in-Scholarship Grants are available at
.  For additional information contact Max A. van Balgooy at  The application deadline is September 30.

Preservation Services Fund Grants 
Administered by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, these grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations and public agencies for preservation planning and education efforts.  Grant awards range from $500 to $5,000.  For more information, contact the Southern Office of the National Trust for Historic Preservation at 843-722-8552 or and the National Trust website at  The application deadline is October 1.

National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Public Programs grants
The National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Public Programs funds public projects at museums, libraries, historic sites, and other historical and cultural organizations.  The grants support historic site interpretation, exhibits, reading or film discussion series, symposia, and digital projects.  For more information contact the Division of Public Programs, 202-606-8269 or  The application deadline for funds from America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations and Interpreting America’s Historic Places programs is January 13, 2010.
September 12-18, 2009
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Preservation events calendar

Check the Events Calendar at for complete listings by date. 

This week’s new listings -
September 21 – Walter F. George and the 1957 Phantom Senate Campaign presentation, Vienna Historic Preservation Society meeting - Vienna - 229-268-4920

September 26 - Smithsonian Museum Day - Nationwide -

September 26 - Americana Music Fest - proceeds benefitting the Tybee Post Theater - Tybee Island -

September 30 - Conserve Georgia's Natural Leaders Awards 2009 - Atlanta -

October 2 - Hands-On Restoration Training Workshop - featuring HPD's Bill Hover - Acworth -

October 2-4 - The Treasure of Lefty the Pirate, Legend of the Tybee Bomb - proceeds benefitting the Tybee Post Theater - Tybee Island -

October 6 - Historic Augusta Endangered Properties List press conference - Augusta -

October 8-10 - Alabama Preservation Conference - Auburn, Alabama -

November 5 - Seasons of the Vineyard Wine Tasting & Auction - Hay House, Macon -

November 7 - Artist Day at Pasaquan - Buena Vista -

November 15 - Classics at the Castle - Rhodes Hall, Atlanta -

November 30-December 13 - Old World Santa:  Twelve Days of Santa - Rhodes Hall, Atlanta - 404-885-7812

December 13 – Vienna Historic Preservation Society's Christmas Tour of Historic Homes - Vienna - 229-268-4920

National and state conferences and meetings (listed in previous newsletters) -
September 20 - National Neighborhood Day -

September 24 - Historic Chattahoochee Commission Annual Meeting - Eufaula, Alabama - register by Sept. 19 -

September 24-26 - Returning to Our Roots: Planting & Replanting the Historic Southern Garden -  17th Conference on Restoring Southern Gardens and Landscapes - Old Salem, Winston-Salem, North Carolina -

September 26 - FREE admission to all Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites, one day only - Statewide -

September 29-October 3 - Georgia Trust Fall Study Tour - Hudson River - Register by July 26 -

October 7-9 - Georgia Downtown Conference - Roswell -
or contact Cindy Eidson at or 404-679-3101

October 8-12 - Society of Architectural Historians Study Tour: Civil Rights Memorials in Georgia and Alabama -

October 13-17 - 2009 National Preservation Conference - Nashville, TN -

October 15-17 - 13th Annual Salve Regina University Conference on Cultural and Historic Preservation - Newport, RI - 

October 19-21 - Nationwide Cemetery Preservation Summit - held by the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training - Nashville -

October 22 - DCA Urban Redevelopment Plans & Opportunity Zones workshop - Savannah - or call 404-679-0604

October 29-31 - Pioneer America Society Annual Conference - Pipestem Resort State Park, West Virginia -

October 31-November 21 - 50th Seminar for Historical Administration - Indianapolis -

November 2-6 - Preservation in the City Without Limits: Association for Preservation Technology International (APT) conference - Los Angeles -

November 13 - Historic Real Estate seminar - National Trust for Historic Preservation and ERA - Savannah -

December 9-10 - National Preservation Institute seminar on Section 4(f) Compliance for Transportation Projects - Atlanta - or contact NPI at 703-765-0100 or

February 13, 2010 - Georgia Days Birthday Bash and Awards Gala - Georgia Historical Society - Savannah -

March 25-26, 2010 - History and Heritage Tourism: Discovering Georgia’s Community Landmarks - Warm Springs -
or contact Conference Coordinator Carole Moore at or at 404-463-8434

Please note that items on the "Preservation Events Calendar" are events and meetings of interest to preservationists. It is not to be used for the detailed scheduling of meetings with HPD staff without contacting those individuals.  

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