In honor of Sidney Lanier’s legacy, Historic Macon Foundation, the owners of the Cottage, have established the Lanier Center for Literary Arts. In addition to sponsoring writers’ workshops and other literary events, Historic Macon has a regular series of book signings. For this series, entitled Sidney’s Salons, Historic Macon invites authors to read, answer questions and sign books. See the list below for upcoming events.
Salons take place at the Sidney Lanier Cottage, 935 High St. in Macon. Admission is free for Historic Macon members, $5 for non-members and $3 for students. Reception at 5:30 p.m. and programs at 6:00 p.m.
The Sidney’s Salons Series is generously supported by Capital City Bank and Bob and Carolyn Hargrove.
Tuesday, February 10 -Preservation in Charleston, SC
On Tuesday, February 10, Jonathan Poston, Senior Director of Properties and Hay House Director at the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, will talk about preservation’s legacy in Charleston.
The speaker, who served for 24 years as Director of Preservation (and later of Museums as well) at Historic Charleston Foundation brings a unique perspective on the long history of preservation in the city and its many successes and failures. While the Preservation Society founded in 1920 was the first organization, the Foundation was the result of a civic effort that brought Frederick Law Olmsted Jr, to Charleston in the late 1930s and led to the campaign in the 1950s to raise money for the nation’s first revolving fund, “The Challenge to Charleston”. Poston’s talk will chart this history and its legacy, but bring the subject forward to the city’s present preservation issues, including over-development from tourism, cruise ships, controversial civic design, loss of historic interiors, and threats to surrounding scenic areas.
No in Salon in March. Please attend Design, Wine & Dine!