Through the efforts of the Ocmulgee National Park and Preserve Initiative, the Ocmulgee National Monument Association, and Historic Macon Foundation, Ocmulgee will be designated a National Treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. During a press conference, David J. Brown, Executive Vice President and Chief Preservation Officer of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, will provide remarks about Ocmulgee National Monument’s new designation.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation mobilizes its more than 65 years of expertise and resources to protect a growing portfolio of over 80 National Treasures. Among them are threatened buildings; neighborhoods, communities, and landscapes that stand at risk across the country. The Trust’s National Treasures program demonstrates the value of preservation by taking direct action to protect cherished places and promote their history and significance. Ocmulgee National Monument is one of 16 sites listed in the Southeast region. For more information, visit: savingplaces.org/treasures or follow @SavingPlaces and #SavingPlaces for updates.
A reception with light refreshments is open to the public after the press conference.