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 throughout the month that highlight history and preservation in our community.

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

Annual meeting and preservation awards

Tuesday, May 2 | 5-7pm | Theatre Macon (438 Cherry Street)

To kick off Preservation Month, Historic Macon celebrates our community's effort to preserve and revitalize our community during our annual meeting and preservation awards. The evening begins with a reception from 5pm to 6pm followed by comments from Historic Macon Executive Director, Ethiel Garlington and presentation of awards.

Free and open to the public!

preservation month line up

Rocking Ride! A bike tour of the Historic Macon Music Registry

Saturday, May 6 | 10am to 12pm | Begins and ends at Washington Memorial Library

Don't have a bike? Rent one from Macon's bike share program! Promo codes will be offered to participants to use the bikes for free during Rocking Ride.


Hoppy Hour at Macon Beer Company with Vernacular GeorgiA


Saturday, May 14 | 4pm | Macon Beer Company (345 Oglethorpe Street)

Join the Vernacular GeorgiA (VGA) and Historic Macon for "hoppy" hour at Macon Beer Company. VGA is a group of architecture and preservation enthusiasts from around the state who are interested in meeting others of similar interests. Mix and mingle with architecture enthusiasts in Macon's industrial district.


Historic Macon Window Workshoppe

Saturday, May 20 | 10am to 12:30pm | 242 Hydrolia Street

Join us to learn about the parts of historic windows, common problems with these historic features, and a hands-on opportunity to reglaze a window. Historic Macon member Shannon Perches will talk about how she got started in historic window work, and Micheal Phillips, preservation carpenter, and Sabrinna Cox, preservation designer, will also share their experiences. This workshop is free, but requires pre-registration. It is limited to 20 people. Email Kim Campbell at to sign up.

This class is currently full, but you can still be added to the waitlist. Please email Kim Campbell at and include a telephone number to be put on the waitlist.