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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

Sesquicentennial – what??

DB Farm2020 marks the 150th Anniversary (Sesquicentennial) of the Donaldson-Bannister House. Join us at the Kickoff Champagne Concert and let the melodies and bubbly flow.  The event will be held in the rehabilitated farmhouse on Sunday, Jan. 26th, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm and will feature champagne and anniversary cake with classical music performances by Harpist Angi Bemiss, Violinist Alison James and Voice Soloist Chloe Robertson.

Admission is by reservation only, limited to 50 guests. Price is $25 for DPT members, $35 for non-members. All proceeds will go to support the Donaldson-Bannister Farm.

To make reservations for the Champagne Concert, click here.

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.