Skip to main content
College of Environment and Design

Photo Album 

Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm - September 2018 

Read More ▼

The Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm in Jefferson, GA has been in the same family since it was settled in 1792. Its rich history and collection of farm buildings used through the mid-twentieth century make it a wonderful site to experience Georgia's agricultural history and study construction techniques firsthand. 

 Shields Ethridge

Site Interpretation Field Trip - September 2018 

Read More ▼

Dr. Wayde Brown's Site Interpretation class took a whirlwind weekend trip to visit and analyze methods of interpretation at Pasaquan, Andersonville Civil War prison, Andalusia, and Ocmulgee Mounds. 

 Site Interpreation

SHPO Trip to Historic Edgefield, SC - September 2018 

Read More ▼

The Student Historic Preservation Organization took a Saturday trip to Edgefield, SC to explore antebellum houses, the historic downtown, family cemeteries, and Hickory Hills Dairy. 

SHPO Edgefield  

State Historic Preservation Conference, Macon - September 2018

Read More ▼

The State Historic Preservation Conference was three days of tours through Macon and informative sessions by leaders in Georgia's preservation community. 

State Conference  

Salem Campground, Covington - September 2018 

Read More ▼

Professor Cari Goetcheus' Cultural Landscape Documentation service learning class spent a weekend at the Salem Campground in Covington, GA to document the site. The campground has been in continuous use since its founding in 1828. With their findings, they prepared an inventory and recommendations for future expansion. 

Salem Campground

Georgia Coastal Field Study, Jekyll Island - May 2018 

Read More ▼

This two-week Maymester field study led by an MHP alumnus gave students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience amongst the historic resources of Jekyll Island. Additional excursions included Sapelo Island and Cumberland Island National Seashore. 

 Jekyll

Field Study, Savannah - February 2018 

Read More ▼

Led by Dr. Wayde Brown, MHP students and faculty spent their annual field study in Savannah on February 15-17. Highlights of the trip included visiting historic sites such as the Owens-Thomas House, Fort Pulakski, Tybee Island’s Lighthouse, and Wormsloe Plantation.  Students enjoyed a behind-the-scenes look at Kehoe Iron Works, an adaptive reuse project along Savannah’s riverfront, and an African American History Tour led by Day Clean Journeys.  Meeting with the Chatham County Planning Commission and the Historic Savannah Foundation gave a look at both the public and non-profit sector’s work in helping to preserve Savannah.  A group project called “le flâneur” had students take on the role of tour guides to interpret various landmarks in the downtown historic district.  After a long day of site-seeing, students and faculty kicked back with area alumni for an informal social at Bierhaus.

Owens-Thomas House

Owens-Thomas House

Le flâneur

Le flâneur

Historic Savannah Foundation

Historic Savannah Foundation

Fort Pulaski

Fort Pulaski

 Revolving Fund Project

Revolving Fund Project

 Day Clean Journey’s Tour

Day Clean Journey’s Tour

 First African Baptist Church

First African Baptist Church

 Group Photo

Group Photo

 Wormsloe

Wormsloe

     

MHP Reception - 2017 

Read More ▼

MHP students and faculty gathered at the home of Program Coordinator James Reap to enjoy the annual MHP Reception on August 27.  It provided an opportunity for everyone to catch up with each other's summer adventures and spend some quality time outside of Denmark Hall. 

MHP Students

MHP Students

 

MHP Students

MHP Students

New Student Orientation - August 2017 

Read More ▼

Incoming students gathered the week before classes to orient themselves to the MHP program at UGA.  Several guided tours of Athens included a campus tour, a cemetery tour with Professor Goetcheus, and an architectural style tour with Dr. Reinberger. Students also had the chance to familiarize themselves with UGA through the general new student orientation and a talk with Dr. Brown. For many, the highlight of the week-long orientation was a trip to Macon where they met with Historic Macon Foundation Executive Director and MHP alumnus Ethiel Garlington. They toured the Hay House, the Spring House, Capricorn Studios, and a neighborhood under revitalization. The week ended with a Social Hour hosted by SHPO at the Founders House.

 Neighborhood under Revitalization

Neighborhood under Revitalization

 Capricorn Studios

Capricorn Studios

 The Spring House

The Spring House

 The Hay House

The Hay House

 MHP Students

 

Field Study, Charleston, SC - February 2017 

Read More ▼

For the 2017 Charleston Field Study, students visited a variety of historic sites and met with different preservation professionals in the Charleston area.  Site visits included the Nathaniel Russell House, the Aiken Rhett House, St. Michael’s Church, and the Old Slave Mart in Charleston.  Tours off the peninsula included Boone Hall, Charles Pinckney National Historic Site, and Drayton Hall.  From these visits, students were able to see the differences between privately and publicly run sites in terms of both management and interpretation.  They also met with professionals from the Preservation Society of Charleston; the director of the City of Charleston’s Department of Planning, Preservation, and Sustainability; young alumni; and students from the College of Charleston/Clemson University’s Historic Preservation Program.  Between all these planned activities, they found time to tour the Holy City and take in all it has to offer. 

Nathaniel Russell House

Nathaniel Russell House

Drayton Hall

Drayton Hall

Charleston Single House

Charleston Single House

Aiken Rhett House

Aiken Rhett House

Fun in Charleston

Fun in Charleston

Group Photo

Group Photo

Pinckney House

Pinckney House

St. Michael’s Church

St. Michael’s Church

St. Michael’s Cemetery

St. Michael’s Cemetery

MHP Reception - August 2016 

Read More ▼

The annual MHP Reception was held on Sunday September 18, 2016 at the Founders House. Despite the rainy weather outside, students, faculty, and alumni enjoyed light hor d’oeuvres and pleasant company inside.

MHP Reception MHP Reception
MHP Reception MHP Reception

New Student Orientation - August 2016 

Read More ▼

First-year MHP students enjoyed a 3-day orientation beginning August 5th.  On the first day, they were introduced to the many resources available through the department, UGA, and Athens. The following Monday, students visited the Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm where they toured the many outbuildings of the farm and learned about the non-profit Farm Foundation. Their final day was spent in Historic Wilkes County with MHP alumna and Main Street Director Elizabeth Elliot. The morning included a tour of Kettle Creek, a Revolutionary War battlefield, followed by lunch at the Fitzpatrick Hotel with city officials. Students were given free time to explore the downtown area before reconvening at the North Alexander School, a site in the process of being adapted for reuse with the help of grant awards.  The day was concluded with a visit to Peacewood, a beautifully restored 1790s plantation home.

Listening to military strategies to understand the Kettle Creek Battlefield

Listening to military strategies to understand the Kettle Creek Battlefield

Students walk through the North Alexander School in WashingtonStudents walk through the North Alexander School in Washington

Shields Ethridge Farm

Shields Ethridge Farm

Alumna Elizabeth Elliot led the students around Washington-Wilkes.

Alumna Elizabeth Elliot led the students around Washington

Field Study, Savannah - February 2016 

Read More ▼

First-year MHP students went to Savannah on February 18-20. There they met with the Historic Savannah Foundation and the Savannah-Chatham County Metropolitan Planning Commission to see the differences in public and private preservation. The students also visited several sites in and around the city including Fort Pulaski and the Owens-Thomas House. In order to understand the breadth of professions that historic preservation can encompass, they visited an archaeological site on Skidaway Island and went on a tour highlighting African American history in Savannah. Students and faculty caught up with area alumni for a social at the Ordinary Pub. 

 Savannah 2016  Savannah 2016  Savannah 2016  Savannah 2016
 Savannah 2016  Savannah 2016  Savannah 2016  Savannah 2016
 Savannah 2016  Savannah 2016  Savannah 2016  Savannah 2016
 Savannah 2016  Savannah 2016  Savannah 2016  Savannah 2016