Advocacy & Education


Lectures & Workshops

HSF hosts both lectures and workshops throughout the year to educate the public about the benefits of preservation as well as the value of sustaining a sense of place. These lectures and workshops feature a range of topics and venues which showcase the different types of architecture that Savannah has to offer. Read more

 


Hands on History Program

HSF’s Hands on History program—designed in partnership with Savannah-Chatham Public Schools—offers middle and high school students the opportunity to experience, first hand, the positive impacts of preservation on Savannah and gain a solid understanding of the history, preservation story, and the trades which drive this city. Read more

 

 

 

 


Historic Districts

There are 15 historic districts in Savannah and Chatham County listed on the National Register of Historic Places. View a map and learn about the history, architecture and significance of each district. Read more

 

 

 


Restoration & Building Resources

This section provides various tools and helpful links to assist with historic buildings and their rehabilitation. Read more

 


Architectural Review

HSF’s Architectural Review Committee reviews and comments on the monthly petitions to Savannah’s Historic District Board of Review, as well as other projects that relate to or have an effect on historic structures or areas. Read more

 


Preservation Awards

Each year, Historic Savannah Foundation celebrates the best of preservation by presenting Preservation Awards to individuals and organizations whose contributions demonstrate outstanding excellence in historic preservation. Read more

 

 

 


Easements

HSF is a Qualified Organization under the Georgia Conservation Tax Credit Program and has managed its easement program for several decades. For property owners seeking an additional layer of protection above and beyond that which is prescribed by Savannah’s Historic District Board of Review, easements are instruments worth exploring. Read more

 


Plaque Program

HSF offers bronze plaques to property owners wishing to commemorate or honor the history of their building. Read more