Savannah Preservation Festival (staging)


Mark your calendars for May 5th – 13th when Historic Savannah Foundation hosts the 6th annual Savannah Preservation Festival! The National Trust for Historic Preservation designates May as Preservation Month and HSF has embraced this occasion by celebrating four unique events through the weeklong festival. The Savannah Preservation Festival is an exciting look to both the past and future of preservation’s impact on our beautiful city. We hope you join us at one of the events!
Wine tour image 3Friday, May 5th: Wine Tasting and Home Tour
Sponsored by

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Early check-in begins at 5:30 PM
Location: Sites along Jones Street

Tour some of Savannah’s finest private homes and sample select wines paired with gourmet appetizers during this self-guided walking tour down one of Savannah’s most beautiful streets.
Ticket Price: $50.00
Click here to purchase tickets

Lecture ImageSunday, May 7th: Louise Lauretti Lecture Series

6:00 PM
Location: TBD

The Louise Lauretti Lecture Series focuses on leading women in historic preservation throughout the country and, particularly, Savannah. Join us for this informative event.
Free and open to the public. Reception to follow.

Awards ImageFriday, May 12th: Preservation Awards Luncheon
Sponsored by

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Savannah Golf Club, 1661 East Presidents Street

Each year, HSF celebrates the best of preservation by presenting awards to individuals and organizations whose contributions demonstrate excellence in preservation in Savannah and Chatham County. HSF invites you to join us as we announce the winners at this special event.
Ticket Price: $50.00
Click here to purchase tickets

Block Party 6Saturday, May 13th: The Block Party:
Guerry Lumber Yard
Sponsored by
Sponsor Guerry

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: 123 West 44th Street

What better place to see the bare bones of preservation than a lumber yard! Join us as we celebrate Guerry Lumber’s 90th anniversary through demonstrations and workshops highlighting the art of preservation. This festive and family friendly event will consist of:
  •   Live Music
  •   Food & Drink
  •   Educational Exhibits
  •   Student Exhibits
  •   Craftsmen Exhibits
  •   Bike Valet
Free and open to the public.


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Davenport House Oyster Roast


Join us for a Lowcountry Boil, Oyster Sampler & Chicken Buffet
Saturday, March 5th, 2016
3pm to 6pm
Enjoy Country Jazz by the Johnny Octane Band, a Silent Auction, and a Tour!


Following your purchase parking and shuttle information will be sent to you.


Splendid events like these can happen only with the generosity of our Sponsors and Patrons
Platinum Sponsors
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Other Sponsors




In-Kind Donors
17Hundred90 Inn & Restaurant
Ballastone Inn
Billy’s Place
The Collins Quarter
Gaucho Too!
Mr. and Mrs. Al Hazel
Diane Ingram
Jekyll Island Club
Local 11Ten
Love’s Seafood
Latitude 31 and “Rah Bar”
Linda Meyer
Bonnie Powers
President’s Quarters Inn
River Street Inn
Savannah Theater
The Six Pence Pub
Sterling Links Golf Club
Jan Vach

Farewell to a Colleague and Friend

January 27th, 2016

http://www.myhsf.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Terri-Bio-Photo-small2.jpgHSF’s top-notch and much-loved Development Director, Terri O’Neil, will be leaving HSF in early February.  Terri has accepted an offer to become the Development Director at the Savannah Philharmonic.  This is a terrific opportunity for her, and we wish her all the best.  It is flattering that our excellent personnel are sought by other quality non-profits, and it says much about what Terri and HSF have achieved in the last five years.

Among other major accomplishments credited to her, Terri established the Preservation Festival, built a solid team within HSF’s Development Department, helped guide HSF through a Capital Campaign, assisted with fundraising for the National Preservation Conference, and set up a Planned Giving Program.  Her commitment to preservation and dedication to HSF showed in the energy and enthusiasm she poured into this organization’s events and programs.

Needless to say, Terri will be sorely missed.  The good news is, HSF is on solid financial ground and we have begun searching for a successor.  With key input from Frances Colón, our Special Events Coordinator, and Chassidy Malloy, our Membership and Volunteer Coordinator, HSF will move carefully but swiftly to fill the position of Development Director.

In the meantime, we encourage our members, donors and sponsors to wish Terri well with her new opportunity.

2016 Annual Appeal

January 27th, 2016

We are grateful to the many loyal and first time supporters who contributed to our year-end appeal. We surpassed our goal, raising $24k to help with our annual operations. Your generosity demonstrates that you believe in HSF’s important work—and we thank you!

Annual Appeal Donations received as of 1.27.2016

Dr. and Mrs. Chad Brock
Mr. and Mrs. W. Park Callahan
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Capen
Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Clifford
Ms. Susie Clinard and Mr. Harley Lingerfelt
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy E. Coy
Gardner Family Foundation
Ms. Alison K. Garnjost
Mr. and Mrs. Jim F. Gross
Mr. and Mrs. Kent M. Harrington
Mr. Robert L. Harrison
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Izlar
J. C. Lewis Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Stuart M. Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. Leftwich Kimbrough
Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Kinnaird
Mr. and Mrs. Ted J. Kleisner
Mr. and Mrs. Angus C. Littlejohn, Jr.
Mary J. Lockwood
Marand, Inc. – Six Pence Pub
John and Robert Murphy
Mr. and Mrs. Mark W. Nichols
Mr. and Mrs. Jason C. Pedigo
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Sassano
Mr. and Mrs. Mark V. Smith
In honor of Mr. Christan Sottile
Mr. Wayne Spear and Mr. Murray Perlman
Ms. Gay Stevens
Mr. and Mrs. Austin Sullivan
The Colonial Group, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Thorpe Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Wenzlick
Julia S. White
Mrs. Emily C. Winburn

Environmental History Symposium


Coastal Nature, Coastal Culture: Environmental Histories of the Georgia Coast. A Symposium.

  • Why does the Georgia coast matter? How 5000 years of people and cultures influenced, and were shaped by, Georgia’s 100 mile coastline of barrier islands and lowcountry.
  • A first-of-its-kind symposium, building a much-needed bridge between the history of the American South and the booming field of environmental history.
  • How changing landscapes on Georgia’s coastal plain reflect the interaction of different visions and cultures with the natural environment.
  • Eleven leading writers and scholars in history or literature present original research on critical topics, revealing how the past has shaped the present and could affect the future.
  • Related visits to coastal historic and environmental sites.


Thursday, February 18 – Saturday, February 20, 2016
Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street, Savannah.

Registration: $50. (Additional fees for Friday lunch and some tours.)
Information and registration: gacoast2016.org OR 912-233-5104. REGISTER ONLINE HERE!

Hosted by The Ossabaw Island Foundation

A project of:
The Ossabaw Island Foundation
Armstrong State University
Wormsloe Institute for Environmental History
Presenting sponsor: Georgia Power

Photo credits:
Casting the Net by Sammy Moore (homepage)
Oak Allee’ at Wormsloe by Jeri Nokes (above)
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