We all know and celebrate The Fabulous Fox Theatre. Many of us know about the “Save the Fox” campaign of the 1970′s. But, how many know about how this place and this cause come together to help restore and preserve 261 other historic theaters in Georgia?! That’s where The Fox Theatre Institute comes in, and that’s where history, culture and preservation luck out.
This month on ART STROLL, we are joined by Program Manager of The Fox Theatre Institute, Carmie McDonald, to tell us more about historic preservation and to share some of the highlights from the newly launched “Georgia Historic Preservation Handbook”.
Typically on ART STROLL we introduce our listeners to an arts and culture event. This month our exploration comes in the form of visiting a virtual space (see the Internet) to get our hands on, well, the handbook. At 214 pages long, it’s not just some pamphlet, it’s impressive and it’s important. However, the flow, advice and resource it provides is done in a way that makes it easy for the layman to understand.
NOT A THEATER OWNER? No worries, the handbook is not just for owners and operators of historic theaters! The handbook covers all efforts historic as they relate to restoration and preservation. Some Sidewalk Radio favorites include: How to get a historic marker, resources for grants and tax incentives, and an explanation of the “alphabet ranch”. Make sure to take a listen to ART STROLL and then go download your very own handbook today.
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