CED visits historic African American school in rural Georgia

Maurice Blount of the University Architects Office and a first year PhD student in the College of Environment and Design joined Danny Sniff on a visit to Taliaferro County recently to inspect the historic Springfield School, a log structure built in the early decades of the 20th century. The unique building was used first as a school for African Americans […]

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Associate Professor Cari Goetcheus in Feature Piece by National Park Service

Cari and Fielding from NPS article

Check out this recent NPS feature article on Associate Professor Cari Goetcheus and her career in Cultural Landscapes. “Cari’s professional experiences across the NPS and academia have made her uniquely qualified to teach cultural landscape preservation and to collaborate with students and educators from diverse backgrounds. Her work draws upon history, ecology, design, planning, and management. One of the most important […]

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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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Summer MHP Students Take Part in Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation’s Southwest Atlanta Expedition

Students enrolled in the summer HIPR 4000/6000 Introduction to Historic Preservation class had an opportunity to explore a wide variety of historic resources at the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation’s Southwest Atlanta Expedition on Saturday, June 12. They joined more than 200 preservationists at over 20 sites that included houses, industrial buildings, parks and academic institutions. The Expedition highlighted a […]

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MHP Students, Faculty, and Alumni Participate in State Historic Preservation Conference

The CED MHP Program was well-represented at the State Historic Preservation Conference in Madison, GA, May 18-20, with UGA alumni, students and faculty engaged as organizers, speakers, volunteers and participants. MHP alumni played key roles on the organizing committee—Madison Planning Director Monica Callahan, Preservation Planner Ken Kocher, and Madison-Morgan Conservancy Executive Director Christine McCauley. In addition to providing host community […]

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