May is National Preservation Month! During May, Historic Macon 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 for May 2019.
Annual meeting and preservation awards
Thursday, May 9 | 5-7pm | 473 Hawthorne Street, Macon, Georgia 31201
As a traditional part of 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 the presentation of awards.
Free and open to the public.
Preservation in Practice: Stencil Workshop
Saturday, May 11 | 10am-noon | Beall’s Hill | 1332 Jackson Street
HMF is happy to host a hands-on workshop. Join us in Beall’s Hill to learn about preservation techniques. More details and sign-up will be available soon.
HMF Meet & Greet
Tuesday, May 14 | 5:30-7pm | Macon Beer Company
Come meet our board, HMF staff, and volunteers over a glass of beer! We’d love to meet you and share about the many projects we have going on and how you can be involved. Additionally, we will highlight the finalists of our Fading Five Photo Contest and announce the winner.
Street Talk: The Bobby Jones Project
Saturday, May 18 | 1389 Jefferson Street
Historic Macon is proud to support the Street Talk: The Bobby Jones Project, spear-headed by Tonja Khabir. Join us as we activate the space surrounding this Fading Five location and reimagine its potential uses.
Industrial District Day
Sunday, May 19 | 2-7pm | multiple locations
Join us in the Industrial District for an afternoon of learning about this area packed with fascinating history. Complete with tours and activities for kids and adults, we’ll see you there! Some of the activities include:
Bike Tour of Industrial District, led by BikeWalkMacon
Old City Cemetery Tour, led by Steven Fulbright, corner of Cherry and 7th St
Wrong Side of the Tracks: Panel on Macon's Tybee Neighborhood, facilitated by Alice Bailey & Nancy Cleveland, Elaine Lucas Senior Center, 132 Willie Smokie Glover Dr
UpCycle activities at 7th Street Salvage, 230 7th St
Tours of Lofts at Empire Yard, 340 6th St
Tours of Willingham Sash & Door Co., 360 7th St
Preservation in Progress
Thursday, May 23 | 5-7pm | Beall’s Hill | 1332 Jackson Street
HMF has multiple new house projects in our target neighborhood, Beall’s Hill. Come tour select houses for an inside look at our most recent historic rehabs. Enjoy beer and wine while also having the chance to vote on paint colors for our ongoing projects.
Tuesday, May 28 | 5:30-7pm | 935 High Street
HMF’s Director of Neighborhood Revitalization, Lauren Mauldin, presents All the Pretty Houses: Macon's Historic Architecture. Sidney’s Salons are held at the Sidney Lanier Cottage on a regular basis as a nod to this Macon-born poet. Salons are generously supported by Capital City Bank and Bob and Carolyn Hargrove.
All Salons begin with a reception at 5:30pm and the presentation begins at 6pm. Salons are free for members, $5 for non-members, and $3 for students.