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May 15, 2013

Georgia celebrates preservation month

ATLANTA — Celebrate Georgia's history and historic places throughout the month of May! National Historic Preservation Month was established in 1973 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. During Preservation Month, events are planned throughout the nation to promote historic places, encourage national and community pride, and highlight the social and economic benefits of historic preservation. Thousands of people participate annually in Preservation Month. This year's theme is "See! Save! Celebrate!"  Learn more about National Historic Preservation Month here: www.preservationnation.org/information-center/preservation-month-2013-see-save-celebrate.html.

HPD and the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, with support from the Georgia Humanities Council, invite you to celebrate National Historic Preservation Month by attending our 5th Annual Preservation Month Lecture Series every Thursday in May.  All lectures are FREE and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be available at 6:00PM; lectures begin promptly at 6:30PM at Rhodes Hall, 1516 Peachtree Street, NW Atlanta.  The full schedule is available here: www.georgiatrust.org/preservation/rhodeshalllectureseries.php .

 The Historic Preservation Division is holding its 4th Annual Online Photo Contest to coincide with Historic Preservation Month.  This year, "The Civil War in Georgia" photo contest seeks photos of sites and buildings associated with the Civil War in Georgia.  Entries are due May 26, 2013. Full details, including how to enter, are available here: www.georgiashpo.org/2013contest .

Historic Preservation-related events in Georgia are posted to the calendar on our website - http://www.georgiashpo.org/calendar .

The Historic Preservation Division (HPD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources serves as Georgia’s state historic preservation office. Its mission is to promote the preservation and use of historic places for a better Georgia. HPD’s programs include archaeology protection and education, environmental review, grants, historic resource surveys, tax incentives, the National Register of Historic Places, community planning and technical assistance.

The mission of the Department of Natural Resources is to sustain, enhance, protect and conserve Georgia’s natural, historic and cultural resources for present and future generations, while recognizing the importance of promoting the development of commerce and industry that utilize sound environmental practices.  

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