HPD initiates monthly e-journal

Submitted by Sammy Smith (sammy@thesga.org)

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The Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources has begun a monthly e-journal, called Preservation Posts, with longer, in-depth articles compared to their weekly newsletter, Preservation Georgia Online. The first issue even has a little quiz! And, you can also read about HPD’s Underwater Archaeologist Chris McCabe’s research on the ruins of a wooden ship revealed by Tropical Storm Fay in August 2008.

Division Director Ray Luce reports that about 2000 historic preservation license plates have been sold. Buyers pay a $25 premium for the plates, and HPD gets $22 of that. Monies from sales of these plates are now the only funding HPD receives for Georgia Heritage Grants, because state funding has been “deferred” due to budget cuts. Buying these plates is one way you can support HPD’s efforts to preserve Georgia’s historic and archaeological properties.

The first issue was released on May 28th. Email Helen Talley-McRae at HPD if you want to be emailed this new, informative “publication” (and/or the weekly newsletter).

Click here to read issues of Preservation Posts.