Industrial District Day

May 19

As part of promoting Macon’s Downtown Industrial District, HMF is partnering with businesses in the district to bring you a day of family-friendly activities and educational programming. All details listed below. Parking is available on 7th Street near the Walnut intersection and in Central City Park. Tours have limited availability; day of registration will be in person outside 7th Street Salvage, 230 7th Street.

 
 
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Family fun

the lofts at empire yard

2:00 - 5:00 pm

The Lofts are Empire Yard invite you to join them for family fun on their block of 6th Street. There will be interactive Street Art for Kids history stations that feature items found on the property or in the buildings. These stations will be on both an adult and child friendly. Pinky’s Shaved Ice will also be out for a mid day treat. Learn more about their vision and come see for yourself the progress that is already taking place!

Tours will be available at the top of every hour; day of sign up located at 230 7th Street.

 
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industrial district bike tours

beginning at 230 7th Street

2:00 & 3:30

Meet us at 230 7th Street at 2:00 or 3:30 to embark on a cycling tour of the industrial district. Led by Alex Morrison and Bike Walk Macon, this tour is will be about an hour, beginner level ride. Water stations will be provided by Sparks Yoga along the route. Tours are limited to 20 people; day of registration will be in person at 230 7th Street

 
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Up Cycle activities for adults and kids

7th Street Salvage

2:00 - 5:00 pm

7th Street Salvage opens their doors from 2:00 - 5:00 for free family-friendly up cycle activities. Up cycling is an emerging craft and a fun take on preservation that can be applied to your home.

 
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Old Cemetery Tour

3:00

Visit Macon’s Steven Fulbright is leading a tour of Macon’s Old Cemetery located on the corner of 7th and Cherry Street. The Old City Cemetery was established in 1825 and used by many until 1840. The tour will highlight some graves you know and some you don’t; all fascinating stories from one of Macon’s oldest cemeteries.

 
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Tours of Willingham Sash & Door Co.

3:00 & 4:00

Established in 1882, Willingham Sash & Door Co. has long provided quality millwork for a wide array of projects ranging from private homes to courthouse renovations. Tours are limited. Day of registration will be in person at 230 7th Street.  

 
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The Other Side of the Tracks: Panel on Macon’s Tybee Neighborhood

Elaine Lucas Senior Center

5:00 - 7:00

Preservation includes sharing oral histories and remembering the places that no longer exist. Hear from former residents and learn more on the history of Macon’s Tybee neighborhood.