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April 25, 2013

State conference, tour bringing 450 visitors to town

MILLEDGEVILLE — Milledgeville will share its southern hospitality this weekend with 450 guests as the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation holds its Annual Meeting & Spring Ramble along with the Georgia Statewide Preservation Conference.

Guests will be in town Friday through Sunday. Milledgeville is known for its public landmarks as well as its historically elegant homes. The Spring Ramble allows Georgia Trust members, guests, preservation professionals and history enthusiasts access to local private homes, architectural structures and unique historic landmarks located in the city. The guests are scheduled to view more than 30 historic sites and never-before-seen private homes within the area. 

Jane Sowell is executive director of the Milledgeville-Baldwin County Convention & Visitors Bureau. Her office has been busy preparing for the guests’ arrival.

“Preparing for this visit has pulled every agency in the city together in order to ensure that our visitors have a great reception,” said Sowell. 

Resources from every avenue of the city have been utilized to make sure the visit comes together. Assistance came from the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office and the Milledgeville Police Department as well as from local schools, according to Sowell. 

“Milledgeville has such a wealth of historic treasures,” said Sowell. “This visit is a wonderful opportunity for the city to show off all those treasures.” 

Several interesting events are also scheduled to take place during the weekend to correspond with the ramble. Friday evening, guests will attend the 36th annual Preservation Awards ceremony, which salutes projects and individuals for extraordinary work in the fields of restoration, rehabilitation and preservation throughout the state. The awards ceremony is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. inside the Legislative Chambers of the Old Capitol Building on the Georgia Military College campus. Following the ceremony, guests are invited for cocktails and dinner at Andalusia.

The Georgia Trust will hold its annual meeting beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at Georgia College’s Arts and Sciences Auditorium. Mark C. McDonald, president and CEO of The Georgia Trust, will give an update on the state of preservation in Georgia. 

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