Donovan D. Rypkema Lecture, Preservation Panel Discussion

April 7th, 2014

Thursday, May 8
6 p.m.
Arnold Hall
1810 Bull Street

Keynote Speaker

Don Rypkema headshotDonovan D. Rypkema
Principal, PlaceEconomics

As part of HSF’s 2014 Savannah Preservation Festival, Donovan D. Rypkema, principal of the Washington, D.C.-based real estate and economic development consulting firm PlaceEconomics, will discuss the economic impact of historic preservation in Savannah. read more…

2014 Savannah Preservation Festival Poster Image Announced

April 7th, 2014

Historic Savannah Foundation Announces Official

 2014 Savannah Preservation Festival Poster


Pres-Fest-Logo---web_500x344HSF recently selected former Shuman Elementary School student Odysseus Dingle’s design as the official 2014 Savannah Preservation Festival poster.

Dingle’s colorful design, which includes a skyline view of Savannah’s riverfront, is the featured image for the 2014 Savannah Preservation Festival. Last May, Dingle was honored as the elementary school winner of the Pennies for Preservation Poster Contest while he was a fifth grade student at Shuman Elementary School under the direction of his art teacher, Mrs. Adele Hughes. Dingle is currently attending Hubert Middle School where he continues to cultivate his artistic talents. read more…

Year-End Challenge Grant A Success!

Thank-You-Image-1We asked for your help and you responded! Not only did you meet the year-end grant challenge, you exceeded it. Thank you, most sincerely!

HSF prides itself on making a difference in the community. Our small staff and large volunteer base leverage all available resources to save endangered historic buildings and promote smart planning for Savannah’s future. As the recognized leader of the preservation movement throughout Savannah and Chatham County, we protect and preserve Savannah’s heritage through advocacy, education and community involvement.

With a full year of educational programing and exciting fund raising events, 2014 is off to a great start. Again, thank you!

Consult our website for volunteer opportunities and 2014 calendar details.

Happy New Year!

Cuyler-Brownville Infill Project

February 4th, 2014

UntitledOne good turn deserves another.  When HSF had the idea—a few years back—to apply for a grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, we figured it could result in something good for Savannah…but it may just turn out to be something good for the whole country.  The $5k grant from the Julia and Richard Moe Fund was matched by the USGBC-Georgia Chapter and we were off and running.

The premise was to build on the momentum of one of HSF’s Revolving Fund projects at 802 W. 42nd Street in Cuyler-Brownville by designing and building an affordable, sustainable and compatible new residence in this historic, working class neighborhood.  read more…

Cullen Chambers

February 4th, 2014
Losing a Respected Colleague and Friend

Hands on History Camp June 2011 (BA Cam) 004 (Medium) (Medium)The preservation community lost one of its great champions when Cullen Chambers died on Monday, January 20, 2014.  Much has already been said and written about Cullen and his impact on Tybee…and in and around Savannah and the region. We encourage you to visit the links below.  HSF wanted to add a note about his role with our Hands on History Camp.  For the last 6 years, HSF has hosted a week-long summer camp for young students ages 11-15.  The highlight of the week is—always—visiting the Tybee Lighthouse.  One might think, of course, a bunch of schools kids would love going to Tybee to see a lighthouse, but that was only half the allure.  The other half was Cullen.  read more…

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