SAVANNAH — Historic Savannah Foundation, which is committed to preserving Savannah’s heritage, is having its fifth annual Savannah Preservation Festival through Saturday. The events mark the 50th anniversary of Savannah’s designation as a National Historic Landmark District.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation designates May as "Preservation Month." HSF’s educational festival programs include an awards luncheon, a free opening lecture and reception, a wine tasting and home tour and a free block party on Broughton Street.
"During the 2016 Savannah Preservation Festival, we will celebrate several milestones: the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act and Savannah’s designation as a National Historic Landmark District, and the centennial of the National Park Service," said Daniel Carey, president and CEO of Historic Savannah Foundation.
The award lunch, "re-ribbon cutting" for the 50th anniversary of Savannah’s National Landmark District Designation and lecture are all today.
Events Friday include the tour of some of Savannah’s finest homes from 6-9 p.m. Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m. in Washington Square and costs $75 per person.
Saturday’s events focus on the Block Party: Broughton Street. It runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the 100 block of West Broughton Street. It is free and open to the public.
Festival event tickets available at myHSF.org.