James Reap joins Gov. Nathan Deal to celebrate May as Historic Preservation Month in Georgia

On May 12th, MHP Program Coordinator James Reap was on hand at the state capitol in Atlanta to celebrate Gov. Nathan Deal’s recognition of May as Historic Preservation Month in Georgia. CED graduate Allison Moon Duncan and MHP student Sean Griffith were also present.

Historic preservation partners at the governor’s event included representatives from CED’s historic preservation program, the Atlanta Regional Commission, and the Historic Preservation Division. Attendees commemorated the event with a proclamation from the governor’s office intended to raise awareness of the important role of preservation in the state’s cultural history, as well as its impact on the economy.

During May, events across the state and nation promoted historic places, encouraging national and community pride and highlighting the social and economic benefits of historic preservation. Many of our CED MHP graduates are employed in various aspects of historic planning and preservation.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation originally established National Historic Preservation Month in 1973.