Join us as we celebrate the

150th Anniversary of the

Donaldson-Bannister Farm

In or around 1870, William James Donaldson and his family built a house on a farm at what is now the corner of Chamblee Dunwoody and Vermack roads in the heart of present-day Dunwoody. Owned by the City of Dunwoody and managed by the Dunwoody Preservation Trust (DPT), the property is now listed on the Register of Historic Places as the Donaldson-Bannister Farm and has been a public park and private event venue since opening to the public in 2018. In honor of the farm’s 150th anniversary, the DPT is celebrating the Sesquicentennial in 2020 with a year of events honoring the history of the farm and the families who lived there and kept it going.

The year-long celebration will kick off on January 26 with a ticketed Champagne Concert, an Afternoon Tea on March 1, Descendants’ Day on May 3 and Preservation Celebration on Flag Day, June 14. Other events are planned for the fall.

Each month this year our local schools will be sharing this momentous event with our community.  Thank you Chesnut Elementary for sharing the news in March!

The next Sesquicentennial event is Descendants Day on Sunday, May 3rd. We’re inviting the families and descendants of those who lived and worked on this farm to come share their stories and memories.  

In an abundance of caution, we will be rescheduling Descendant’s Day.

More information to come soon!

It was a beautiful day for an Afternoon Tea.  We had scrumptious food and tea while learning the history of tea from world renown Judith McLoughlin.  Thank you to our Sesquicentennial Committee for all your work!


Thank you for joining us at the Kickoff Champagne Concert Sunday, Jan. 26th. We enjoyed champagne and anniversary cake with classical and contemporary music performances by Violinist Alison James, Guitarist Josie James, Harpist Angi Bemiss and Voice Soloist Chloe Robertson.


Thank you to our Dunwoody Schools for helping us celebrate this momentous occasion each month.


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