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We have a New Tent!

Prior to the onset of the COVID virus, we purchased a 40’x40′ gable-style tent to cover the pavillion at the barn.  It is now installed and with this new covered space, we are now able to host larger, socially distanced events – complete with string lights. Learn more about hosting an events at the Donaldson-Bannister Farm here.

Historic Driving Tour of Dunwoody

Dunwoody FarmhouseLooking to get out of the house and want to learn some of Dunwoody’s History?  Take a look at our new driving tour on the PocketSights app for your smartphone.  This is a free app and you can find numerous walking and driving tours around the country.  We are the only tour in Dunwoody.  The tour starts and ends at the Cheek-Spruill House and will take you on a 20-mile round trip tour to view 17 historic locations in the City of Dunwoody.  Along the way you can view past photos and read about the history of these sites. Check us out!

Yoga at the Farm

Come join us on Thursdays from 5:45-6:30pm and Saturdays 10:30-11:15am for Yoga at the Farm – and now MONDAYS 5:45-6:15pm too!

Class will be taught by certified yoga instructor, Geri Magee.  Bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing.  Cost: $10 (half of which will be a donation to Dunwoody Preservation Trust). Come experience the many benefits of yoga. No previous experience necessary.

  • Until further notice, all classes will be held outdoors at the Donaldson-Bannister Farm – either on the lawn or under the tent.  We will maintain social distancing of 6′ between students at all times.

For more details, click here.

Sesquicentennial – what??

DB Farm2020 marks the 150th Anniversary (Sesquicentennial) of the Donaldson-Bannister House. Thank you for joining us at the Kickoff Champagne Concert and Afternoon Tea Party.  Our next event is Descendants Day on Sunday, May 3.  We’re inviting the families and descendants of those who lived and worked on this farm.  Come join us for an afternoon of stories and reminiscing!

Descendants Day will be rescheduled. More information to come soon!

The Dunwoody-Bannister Farm is located at 4831 Chamblee Dunwoody Road in Dunwoody.

Dunwoody Idol Auditions are being rescheduled due to recommendations by the CDC and City of Dunwoody.  If you are interested in being a part of Dunwoody Idol, please email HopeFollmer@gmail.com.

Interested in auditioning to be 2020’s Dunwoody Idol?  Auditions will be held Sunday, March 22 from 2-4pm at the Donaldson-Bannister Farm.

Register today by emailing HopeFollmer@gmail.com.  All contestants will receive a Dunwoody Idol t-shirt with $5 audition fee.  The Dunwoody Idol winner receives recording time from Dunwoody Music for one track, a featured show Fall 2020 and featured spot on the 2021 Lemonade Days Festival stage.

10 Finalists will be selected from the Auditions to compete at Lemonade Days on Saturday, April 25th for the chance to be “The Dunwoody Idol 2020”

Download our flyer: Dunwoody Idol 2020 flyer

Dunwoody Preservation Trust (DPT) recently announced its inaugural Volunteer Hall of Fame Members. Thank you Lynne Byrd, Joyce Amacher, Queenie and Danny Ross!

Lynne Byrd and Joyce Amacher were our Founders when they woke up one morning to find two 1880 railroad section houses had been demolished overnight and the 1906 Cheek-Spruill House was next in the developers sights. Both experienced historic preservationists, founded the Dunwoody Preservation Trust in 1994.

Queenie and Danny Ross were Co-Presidents of DPT from 2004-2009.  During that time they helped coordinate the efforts to save the Donaldson-Bannister Farm from development.  They are active volunteers to this day being involved with the recent renovation of the Guest House and the creation of Millie, our Play Me Again piano.

Zach Amacher, Lynne Byrd, Queenie Ross,
Amie Amacher & Danny Ross