Historic Macon’s mission is to revitalize our community by preserving architecture and sharing history.
Historic Macon Foundation (HMF) is a national leader in preservation and a role model for revitalization efforts throughout the country. Our innovative real estate tactics, state and federal tax credit consulting services, advocacy efforts with our Fading Five list of endangered places, educational programing, and low interest loan programs allow Historic Macon to transform our community and demonstrate the powerful impact of saving historic places. We've completed nearly 150 houses and kept 25,000 tons of debris out of the landfill. Just since 2014 we've attracted $5.8M in investments in our target neighborhood, Beall's Hill. Our work allows citizens to take preservation into their own hands. With the help of our community, we are proving that Macon is Preservation.
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 preservation organization 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 merged and promote such programs as the Oral History Project, Backroads Rambles, lectures, and trips.
Today, Historic Macon strives to be the premier preservation organization in the nation.