Preservation Awards Ceremony & Reception
04may5:30 pm7:00 pmPreservation Awards Ceremony & Reception
Historic Savannah Foundation will kick off its celebration of Preservation Month in May with the annual Historic Preservation Awards at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4 at the Charles H. Morris
Historic Savannah Foundation will kick off its celebration of Preservation Month in May with the annual Historic Preservation Awards at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4 at the Charles H. Morris Center, located at 10 E. Broad St. HSF will present awards to individuals and organizations whose contributions demonstrate excellence in preservation in Savannah and Chatham County. The event – designed to let attendees enjoy a fun, celebratory evening amongst friends – will include cocktails, a food truck, and plenty of networking opportunities.
Previous Historic Preservation Award winners have included Georgia Historical Society Research Center, the Persse Pharmacy and Corner Store, Clark Hall of Savannah College of Art and Design, Starland Rehabilitation Project, among many others. In addition to the Preservation Awards given out to individuals, organizations and projects, HSF will also present the Nichola Parker Coe Volunteer of the Year Award.
The evening event will also pay tribute to the late Jane Jacobs. Born May 4, 1916, Jacobs was an urbanist and activist who championed a community-based approach to city building. To celebrate her work in preservation and the anniversary of her birthday, a special birthday cake will be served in her honor.
“This will be a wonderful evening in Savannah honoring community members who have worked hard to preserve it. HSF is excited to bring everyone together again to commemorate the important role preservation has in our city,” said HSF’s Events & Development Associate Colleen Reynolds. “We hope you’ll bring your families and join us on May 4 for the fun!”
Established in 1973 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Preservation Month is co-sponsored by local preservation groups, state historical societies, business and civic organizations across the country. Throughout May, many events are planned nationwide to promote historic places for the purpose of instilling national and community pride, promoting heritage tourism, and showing the social and economic benefits of historic preservation. In addition to the awards, HSF is also planning various events including a special edition lecture on May 18. Event details will be released soon.
(Thursday) 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Charles H. Morris Center
10 E. Broad Street, Savannah, GA, 31401