Volunteers Needed at Cave Spring's Fairview School January 31

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Fairview and E.S. Brown Heritage School Corporation in partnership with The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation is seeking volunteers for a preservation workday at the historic Fairview School located in Cave Spring, Georgia, on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 10 a.m.

Work will focus on clearing vegetation and general site clean-up and preparation. All skill levels are appreciated.



Volunteers are asked to register online to help organizers prepare for the day. A complimentary lunch will be provided. Register online at: http://bit.ly/FairviewSchoolWorkday.

The Fairview School was listed as one of The Georgia Trust's 2011 "Places in Peril." The circa 1924 building is one of the few remaining schools built to provide education to African American children in Georgia. Much of the history of this school has been lost, but the Fairview School building remains as an example of segregated education and the impact it had on the children of the period. Recently efforts to preserve the school were featured on WSB 2-Atlanta.

For directions and questions about the volunteer day, contact Kate Ryan at 404-885-7817 or email kryan@georgiatrust.org.

For more information about the Fairview and E.S. Brown school visit fairviewbrown.org.

About The Georgia Trust
Founded in 1973, the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation is one of the country's largest statewide, nonprofit preservation organizations.

The Trust generates community revitalization by finding buyers for endangered properties acquired by its Revolving Fund and raises awareness of other endangered historic resources through an annual listing of Georgia's "Places in Peril." The Trust helps revitalize downtowns by providing design and technical assistance in 102 Georgia Main Street cities; trains Georgia's teachers in 63 Georgia school systems to engage students in discovering state and national history through their local historic resources; and advocates for funding, tax incentives and other laws aiding preservation efforts. To learn more, visit www.georgiatrust.org.



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