May is National Preservation Month! During May, Historic hosts its Annual Meeting and Preservation Awards to celebrate Preservation in our community. Additionally, we hold programs every Thursday evening that highlight history and preservation in our community.

The National Trust named the theme of 2016's Preservation Month as "This Place Matters." Historic Macon will celebrate this theme by showing how Macon is Preservation. Every Thursday, we'll host tours of places that matter to us in Macon and show what efforts are being made to preserve those places.

All programs are free and open to the public. See below for tour details.

preservation month line up

Annual Meeting and Preservation Awards • Tuesday, May 3 • 5-7pm • 338 Poplar St.

Join HMF as we celebrate our organization accomplishments and recognize outstanding preservation projects.

Cotton Avenue Tour with Jamie Weatherford • Thursday, May 12 • 5:30-7pm • Meet in Daisy Park at I Heart Macon "M"

Jamie Weatherford will lead a walking tour of Cotton Avenue focused on the music history of the historically African American business district.

Beall's Hill Open House • Sunday, May 15 • 2-4pm

924 Ash St. • 932 Ash St. • 1304 Calhoun St. Ln. • 1311 Jackson St. • 1374 Calhoun St. 

In 2015 and 2016, Historic Macon built 6 new houses on vacant lots in Beall's Hill. Four new builds on Ash Street and one new build on Calhoun Street will be open for tours.

Downtown Bike Tour with Alex Morrison • Thursday, May 19 • 5:30-7pm • Tour begins and ends in Tattnall Square Park parking lot

Learn more about the Macon Action Plan, biking improvements, and the future of downtown.

Mill Tour with Michael Phillips and Jonathan Harwell-Dye • Thursday, May 26 • Tours at 5:30pm & 6:15pm • Meet at East Macon Auditorium (239 Clinton St.)

Michael Phillips and Jonathan Harwell-Dye will lead a tour of the proposed East Macon Arts Village. The tour will include 3 houses Historic Macon is rehabbing in the neighborhood for artists-in-residence and plans for communal spaces.