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Historical preservation lecture is on March 2

The Richmond Hill Historical Society will host an interactive discussion on how to gain knowledge and confidence to advocate for preservation in your community from consultant Rebecca Fenwick on March 2nd at 6:30 PM.

The lecture, which is free for members of the Society, and $10 for non-members, will be held at the Richmond Hill History Museum, 11460 Ford Ave.

Ethos Preservation was formed in 2019 by Ellen Harris and Rebecca Fenwick. Based out of Savannah. Ethos offers a wide range of preservation planning services rooted in the idea of Preservation with Purpose. 

Harris and Fenwick have nearly two decades of historic preservation experience in both the public and private realms, specializing in National Register work, historic resource surveys, municipal preservation planning, developer guidance, historical research and report composition, grant and incentive applications, and community engagement. Since 2019, the Ethos team has expanded to include a total staff of 5.

Most recently, Ethos received an Honorable Mention at the 2022 Georgia Association of Museums conference for the "LP Future Project," an Ethos' led initiative that paired participatory public art with adaptive reuse visioning, culminating in an adaptive reuse roadmap for the Lapham Patterson House, a National Historic Landmark in Thomasville, Georgia. Other recognitions received by Ethos include a 2021 Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation Award for the Elizabeth Mirault House rehabilitation, a 2021 Historic Savannah Foundation Award for the rehabilitation of 521 E 45th Street in Savannah, and an AIA Savannah Citation of Excellence, awarded to the firm in 2021.

MORE INFORMATION: Contact the museum at 912-756-3697 or visit

ABOUT RICHMOND HILL HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Richmond Hill Historical Society (RHHS) is a membership-based, non-profit organization responsible for collecting, preserving, and teaching Richmond Hill, Georgia, history. RHHS operates the Richmond Hill History Museum in the former Henry Ford Kindergarten building. To learn more, visit

ABOUT REBECCA FENWICK: Ethos Principal Rebecca Fenwick has an undergraduate degree in historic preservation from the University of Mary Washington in Virginia and a master of historic preservation from the University of Kentucky. She began her career as a preservationist for the City of Moline, IL, where she worked with the city's Main Street program and completed a National Register nomination for a historically Belgian residential area of workers employed by John Deere. After moving to Savannah she worked for a local architect, where she served as project manager for the rehabilitation of Savannah's Kehoe Iron Works, served as the preservationist for the Ford Bakery rehabilitation project in Richmond Hill, authored Richmond Hill's historic preservation ordinance, and completed the city's first comprehensive historic resource survey. After forming Ethos, the company authored design guidelines for the local Ford Avenue Historic District and completed a feasibility study for the reuse of the Community House

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