2016 Hands on History Camp

June 28th, 2016

DSCN2126HSF is proud to announce that we welcomed 30 students to participate in this year’s Hands on History Camp (HOH Camp).  These budding preservationists spent a week with us (May 30- June 3) in a camp which included a variety of field trips and hands-on activities. The program was made possible by the sponsorship of JE Dunn Construction; the City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs’ Weave – A – Dream; and Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation.  HSF is grateful for their support—which underwrote the program for each of the 30 campers.

During the week, campers visited historic sites ranging from the Massie School in downtown to the Tybee Island Light Station. We kicked off the camp with “Family Day on Memorial Day” which included the parents and siblings of campers.  We led a tour of the monuments in Emmet Park and along the entire Bull Street corridor before enjoying a Memorial Day picnic with nearly 40 people in Forsyth Park.  Several of the parents commented how much they wish they could join the HOH Camp for the rest of the week. read more…

Easement Inspections 2016

June 28th, 2016

Annual Easement Inspections

Did you know that HSF holds more than 350 preservation easements and covenants throughout Savannah and Chatham County?  As a Qualified Easement Holding Organization, HSF is responsible for holding, monitoring and enforcing those easements.  That means we are required to make regular inspections of the subject properties to make sure they are being properly maintained.

Over the course of the summer, staff and interns from HSF have been getting in touch with property owners to notify them of the exterior inspection site-visit, and we will follow-up with those owners upon completion of inspections.  This is an important program at HSF, and we take it seriously.  We appreciate your support and cooperation as we monitor hundreds of historic properties throughout Savannah’s several historic districts.

If you have any questions, or to find out whether HSF holds an easement on your property, please contact us at 912-233-7787.

To learn more about our easements and covenants visit our Easements page.


Georgia Trust Fall Ramble

June 28th, 2016

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From River to River, you’re invited to ramble through Georgia’s first city with stops in Midtown, Downtown, and the Moon River District of Savannah!

The Georgia Trust will head down river to discover Savannah’s early streetcar suburbs, its beloved downtown, and the Lowcountry of the Moon River District. Mark your calendars to tour some of Savannah’s best preservation projects, new and old. Tours will include private homes, recently renovated commercial projects, and behind the scenes access to projects in progress. Guests will enjoy a menu indicative of the Lowcountry, to be enjoyed amidst the backdrop of the Georgia Railroad Museum, Lebanon Plantation, and Bethesda Academy. See below for a breakdown of our event days.

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2016 Gala

June 28th, 2016

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HSF is proud to announce that its 25th annual Gala will be held on Saturday, October 15th, 2016 in beautiful and charming Columbia Square! This elegant garden themed event will have a new open seating and food station format, designed to allow you to mingle all night long.  Early Bird ticket sales begin July 1st so mark your calendars and set your alarms! Click here for details on tickets and to learn more about our loyal sponsors and patrons!

2016 Preservation Festival Recap

June 28th, 2016

Pres Fest CollageThe 2016 Savannah Preservation Festival was an absolute success with over 1600 participants over the 4 day fête. Click the link to see Preservation Award winners, our loyal sponsors and patrons, and the dates for next year’s festival! Be sure to click through our digital brochure and photo album for festival highlights! Click here to visit the Savannah Preservation Festival page.

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