Historic Macon’s mission is to revitalize our community by preserving architecture and sharing history.
Historic Macon Foundation became the regional leader in historic preservation on July 31, 2003 with the merger of the Middle Georgia Historical Society and the Macon Heritage Foundation. The merged organization inherits the missions and activities of both constituent groups. Since 1964, we have been the region’s historical society of note.
The goal of the merger was to create a stronger, more efficient and effective voice for historic preservation in Middle Georgia. We educate the greater Macon community about its history and historic preservation; preserve and restore historic buildings, and sites and neighborhoods.
The bricks and mortar activities of the Macon Heritage Foundation are preserved through continued efforts in neighborhood and downtown revitalization. The educational mission of the two founding organizations will merge and promote such programs as the Oral History Project, Backroads Rambles, lectures, and trips.
Since 2007, Historic Macon has been recognized as a national leader in preservation and a model for the revitalization efforts throughout the country. Our innovative real estate tactics and use of the state and federal tax credit programs allow Historic Macon to transform Macon neighborhood by neighborhood.