SHPO visits the Hurt-Rives Plantation

On Sunday, September 17, members of the Student Historic Preservation Organization visited the Hurt-Rives Plantation near Sparta, GA.  This National Register listed site is currently owned by  Bob and Susan Woodall who run Fort Creek Farms from the property selling sustainably raised grass fed beef, pastured chicken, free range eggs, and pet goats. Second year MHP student and former Fort Creek Farms employee […]

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Site Interpretation Class explores Central Georgia

Students in Dr. Wayde Brown’s Site Interpretation Class recently took a three day field trip through Central Georgia to explore interpretation at different sites. Leaving on Thursday, September 7, and returning on Saturday, September 9, students were able to visit a variety of sites in the Central Georgia region. Students began their first day at the Old Governor’s Mansion in […]

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First Year Odyssey Students Explore Historic Preservation at UGA

First-year students participating in MHP Professor James Reap’s Odyssey seminar explored historic preservation projects at UGA as part of their course titled “Is There a Future for the Past? An Introduction to Community Heritage Preservation.”  The course uses Athens as a laboratory to explore how communities go about preserving their natural and cultural heritage for future generations.  A major focus […]

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MHP Student Lisa Demarais Kirby creates exhibit for ACHF at the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Second year MHP student Lisa Demarais Kirby recently completed an internship with the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library here at UGA.  The purpose of Lisa’s internship was to compile the information, documents, and physical items for a special exhibit celebrating the 50 year anniversary of the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation (ACHF). The exhibit, titled “Saving Athens: Celebrating 50 Years of ACHF,” is on […]

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Cultural Resource Assessment Class Presents Final Project in Eatonton

MHP students in Professor Goetcheus’s Cultural Resource Assessment Class presented their final projects on Friday, April 28, in Eatonton, GA. As part of the class, students learned about the various aspects of the National Register of Historic Places and the research required to add places to the National Register. Their final project, which was to add the childhood home of […]

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Students attend World Heritage and U.S. Civil Rights Sites Symposium

Several CED students and Program Coordinator Professor Reap attended the World Heritage and U.S. Civil Rights Sites Symposium hosted by Georgia State University last week.  The purpose of the symposium was to discuss the potential nomination of sites associated with the U.S. Civil Rights Movement to the World Heritage List.  Representatives for many of these sites as well as experts in […]

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SHPO hosts Spring Gala

On Friday, April 14, 2017, the Student Historic Preservation Organization hosted its annual Spring Gala fundraising event.  The event was themed Secret Garden and was held at the Founders House and Memorial Garden, a perfect setting.  Guests enjoyed refreshments including Automatic Pizza and dessert from Donderos’ Kitchen while enjoying the spring weather and good company.  Second year MHP student Dylan […]

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SHPO Volunteers with Hands on Athens

The Student Historic Preservation Organization spent the weekend of April 8-9 volunteering with Hands on Athens.  Hands on Athens, a program of the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, is an organization dedicated to assisting low-income Athens homeowners in historic neighborhoods to maintain, repair, and restore their properties as part of overall neighborhood revitalization.  As part of their volunteer work this weekend, SHPO members assisted […]

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Vernacular Architecture visits North Carolina and Virgina

Students in Dr. Reinberger’s Vernacular Architecture course this semester had the opportunity to participate in a field trip from March 23-25 visiting sites in North Carolina and Virginia. Students started the three day journey with a stop at Mendenhall Homeplace in Jamestown, NC before visiting Old Salem in Winston-Salem, NC.  Old Salem is an historic Moravian community featuring Germanic architecture, founded […]

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