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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

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.

Camp Flashback

Camp FlashbackJoin us for another year of summer fun and learning at Dunwoody’s only authentic history camp – at the 1870 Donaldson-Bannister Farm in the heart of Dunwoody. Come spend your days like an 1870s farm kid and experience how kids lived in the olden days.  Activities include milking and feeding goats, hand-churn ice cream, bake home-made from scratch biscuits, make and play games, learn to weave and sew, wash clothes with a washboard, plant herbs and flowers, go on scavenger hunts and so much more!

More information and registration can be found here.

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

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.