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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.

See below for details.

mid-century Bike tour

Saturday, May 5 | 10:00am-11:30am | Idle Hour Neighborhood, meeting location TBD

This tour will focus on the Mid-Century architecture and resources in the Idle Hour Estates neighborhood.

Annual meeting and preservation awards

Thursday, May 10 | 5-7pm | Mill Hill Auditorium

As a traditional part  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!

Lead Certification course

Friday, May 18 | 8:30 am to 5:00 pm | Sidney Lanier Cottage

Chuck Griffith of T&C Safety Training Inst., LLC will lead a lead-safe certification training. Attendees will be Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) certified and Georgia compliant after going through the course.

Houses built before 1978 more than likely contain lead paint. According to the EPA, renovation, repair and painting activities such as sanding, cutting, and replacing windows, for example, can disturb lead paint and create lead dust and chips. A small amount of lead dust is enough to poison a child and be harmful to residents of a home. Contractors, painters, renovators, carpenters, handymen, and all others working on homes built before the federal government outlawed consumer use of lead-based paint in 1978 should become lead certified in order to safely work with lead-based paints.

Cost: $300.00

Sidney Lanier Cottage
935 High Street • Macon, GA



Thursday, May 24th | Tour 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, starting at 338 Poplar Street

This tour will focus on Macon's Mid-Century commercial history and architecture. Guests are encouraged to dress in Mid-Century attire.


Thursday, May 24th | Mixer 8:00 - 10:00 pm, at 419 Cherry Street

The tour will end with a 1950s-1960s themed mixer. Guests will enjoy music, light snacks, and drinks from the era. Guests are encouraged to dress in Mid-Century attire.    

Admission: $5 for non-members and $3 for students. Mixer is free for Historic Macon members. Cash bar will be available.