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 26th with a ticketed Champagne Concert, an Afternoon Tea on March 1st,
Descendants’ Day on May 3rd and Preservation Celebration on Flag Day, June 14th. Other events are planned for the fall.
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 ticket 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.