February 24, 2012

Master of Arts in Historic Preservation at Goucher Collge

Feb. 24, 2012

Hello, readers! Read on to find out more about Goucher College's Master of Arts in Historic Preservation program, which is the nation's first limited residency graduate program in the field.

"Goucher College’s Master of Arts in Historic Preservation (MAHP) program reflects the breadth of historic preservation itself. Our students are drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds-from architects, planners, historians, and nonprofit administrators already professionally involved in historic preservation to teachers, contractors, archeologists, developers, community volunteers and others with a deep interest in working in the field.

Serving as tutors and mentors rather than traditional lecturers, our faculty meets face-to-face with students during annual summer session held on Goucher’s campus. Throughout the course of the academic year, they maintain close contact with students utilizing online, interactive classrooms and as well as other forms of written and verbal communication.

Our limited-residency structure means that wherever you are, you’ll have the attention of top professionals from around the nation. For more information about the MAHP program, please visit www.goucher.edu/mahp."

January 25, 2012

Steve Berry Event

January 25, 2012

The Steve Berry events next weekend will be so much fun.  The workshop is filling up fast and we really need to give him a warm welcome back to Macon.  Get your tickets for the reception on soon!  Have you read any of his books?  I've read The Amber Room and  Charlemagne's Pursuit, both were great.  I learned a lot and had fun in the process. They are historic fiction international thrillers.  Please join us next Friday at the Armory Ballroom but let us know ahead of time so we have plenty to eat and drink!

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

January 3, 2012

Happy New Year!

January 3, 2012

Happy New Year from Historic Macon! We hope 2012 is treating you well so far. Mark your calendars for the next Sidney's Salon, which will take place next Tuesday, January 10.

The Lanier Center for Literary Arts continues its Sidney’s Salon Series with Matt Jennings and Andrew Manis, who will lead a panel discussion on the civil rights movement, emphasizing events in Macon.

Jennings has taught history at Macon State College since 2007 and is the author of New Worlds of Violence. Dr. Andrew Manis is a nationally recognized, award-winning historian whose research focuses on the role of religion in American life, with particular attention placed on the civil rights movement. Dr. Manis is the author of A Fire You Can't Put Out.

Refreshments. Free for Historic Macon members, $5 nonmembers, $3 students. Call (478) 743-3851 or click here for more information.

December 1, 2011

Cottage Christmas Tomorrow!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Don't miss the sweetest tradition in Macon!

Cottage Christmas & Bake Sale
Sidney Lanier Cottage, 935 High St.
Tomorrow, December 2
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

- FREE admission to the Cottage
- Baked goods for sale
- FREE refreshments
- SALE at the Side Porch Gift Shop

All baked goods are homemade and donated by friends and supporters of Historic Macon and the Sidney Lanier Cottage. We will have everything from casseroles and breads to a variety of cakes, cookies and candy! Be sure to stop by and join us.

November 21, 2011

Historic Macon Neighborhood Tree Nursery

Monday, November 21, 2011

Historic Macon's tree nursery has a few trees that are ready to be transplanted! Thanks to a grant from the Knight Neighborhood Challenge and the Community Foundation of Central Georgia, Historic Macon planted a nursery to grow shade trees in Beall's Hill about a year and a half ago. Now, the first trees are mature and ready to find new homes.

If you live in College Hill (map) and would like to reserve a shade tree, please click here to fill out the online form. Trees will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. Trees may be delivered to your front yard, bagged for free or planted for $100. There is a limit of two trees per property until everyone has had a chance to reserve a tree. The trees will be delivered/planted on November 28.

Varietals available this year: Red Maple, Pin Oak, Elm, Sycamore, Willow Oak, Southern Magnolia and Yellow Poplar

Questions? Call 478.742.5084 or email trees@historicmacon.org.

November 16, 2011

Rose Hill Clean-Up Saturday

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Put on your work gloves and meet us at Rose Hill Cemetery for a clean-up day this Saturday, November 19. We will meet at 10 a.m. sharp at the main gate of the cemetery. Bags will be provided for litter pick-up. We hope to see you there! Bring clippers or rakes if you have any.

November 8, 2011

Upcoming Events

Good morning, readers! Historic Macon has several great upcoming events. Read more details below or on our website. We look forward to seeing you!

Tonight, November 8: Sidney's Salons presents "Stories & Artifacts: Macon's Contributions in a Time of War" by Conie Mac Darnell
Sidney Lanier Cottage, 5:30 p.m.
The Lanier Center for Literary Arts continues "Civil War to Civil Rights: A History Seeks its People" tonight with Conie Mac Darnell, who will be discussing stories collected for his latest project, a Civil War and emancipation era guide called "Walking Back to Georgia." Darnell was president of NewTown Macon from 1999 to 2004. He wrote a short history of Macon for the "Macon Sketchbook." Refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m. prior to the program at 6:00 p.m. Free for members, $5 nonmembers, $3 students.

Saturday, November 12: Flea Market Second Sale
Northeast Plaza Shopping Center (Rose's), 9 a.m. to noon
Don't miss Historic Macon's flea market second sale! All items will be half-price. Located in the Northeast Plaza Shopping Center, a few doors down from Rose's Discount Store and right next to the police precinct. All proceeds benefit Historic Macon.

Sunday, November 13: Second Annual Architectural Styles Society Meeting
155 Oak Haven Ave., 5:00 p.m.
Join Historic Macon for the Second Annual Meeting of the Architectural Styles Society. This year's featured style is the Arts & Crafts Style, as exhibited by Neel Reed's 1909 commission at 155 Oak Haven Ave. The home has recently undergone an extensive rehabilitation by Macon architect Shannon Fickling. The home and grounds will be open for tours. Advance ticketing is required. Tickets are $35 and may be purchased online here or by calling 478.742.5084. Whole-hog roast by award-winning champion barbecue cooking team D.W.'s Kountry Cookers, grilled fall vegetables, beer and wine included. All proceeds benefit Historic Macon.

Monday, November 14: Special Salon with Dr. Peter Addyman
Sidney Lanier Cottage, 5:30 p.m.
Dr. Peter Addyman, CBE, will present a special lecture on British archaeology. Addyman is one of the world’s foremost archaeologists and was founder and director of the York Archaeological Trust. Join Historic Macon for a reception and lecture honoring Addyman. Free and open to the public.