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Georgia Humanities Grant Recipient

Dunwoody Preservation Trust was recently named a recipient of CARES Act funds through a grant from the Georgia Humanities and National Endowments for Humanities.  Amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, funding such as this helps us keep our programming going. Thank you so very much!

For more information, please visit GeorgiaHumanities.org

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!

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.

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.