The buzz in the Village suggests the first Historic Preservation Weekend will become an annual tradition.
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Building on the success of last year's Tea 43206, the German Village Society added a featured speaker and panel discussion - and already people are asking who we'll invite to speak next year.
Heartfelt thank yous go to Rhonda Sincavage from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, German Village Society Historic Preservation Consultant Jody Graichen, Columbus Landmarks Foundation Executive Director Kathy Mast Kane and Columbus Historical Society Executive Director Jeff Lefever on our panel, along with moderator WOSU's Ann Fisher.
Thank you to Kristie Nicolosi for introducing us to Rhonda Sincavage.
Saturday morning, Historic Preservation Committee members, and members of the boards of German Village Society and Columbus Landmarks Foundation, met for a breakfast roundtable with Rhonda.
Saturday afternoon's Tea 43206 at German Village Guest House raised more than 50% more money this year than last to the tune of $15,476.66 to continue programs funded through the Fund for Historic Preservation. The Society is deeply grateful to the German Village Guest House for being the primary sponsor for the Tea. Thanks also to Chris Hune for helping to plan the event and Christie Angel for helping coordinate Mayor Michael Coleman's visit.
Tea is for Historic Preservation
For immediate release
Contact: Darci Congrove
614 570 7457
Historic Preservation Weekend August 17, 18
The German Village Society’s mission for historic preservation is the focus of two events being held Friday August 17 and Saturday August 18.
The German Village Society is honored to welcome Rhonda Sincavage from the National Trust for Historic Preservation for a discussion and cocktail reception on Friday, August 17 at the German Village Meeting Haus, 588 S. Third St., Columbus 43215. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the program will start at 7 p.m. The reception is open to the public with a suggested donation of $20 on site.
Ms. Sincavage is the Associate Director for Intergovernmental Affairs at the National Trust and has an extensive background in urban planning, advocacy and public policy. Prior to employment at the National Trust, she was Vice President of Preservation Action, the national grassroots lobbying organization for historic preservation. Ms. Sincavage is a frequent lecturer on the topic of building community in historic urban neighborhoods, including a TEDx presentation in Cleveland in 2011. Watch that presentation here.
Ms. Sincavage will talk about the role of place in happiness and how architecture affects our quality of life. She will present for about 15 minutes, and then will be joined on stage for a panel discussion. The panel will be moderated by WOSU’s Ann Fisher. Jody Graichen, German Village Society Historic Preservation Consultant and author of “Remembering German Village: Columbus, Ohio’s Historic Treasure”, Jeff LaFever, Executive Director of the Columbus Historical Society and Kathy Mast Kane, Executive Director of Columbus Landmarks will complete the panel.
On Saturday, August 18, the Society’s historic preservation mission is again the center of attention at TEA43206 ~ a garden party gala benefit to benefit designated historic preservation funds at the German Village Society held from 4-7 p.m. at the German Village Guest House, 748 Jaeger St, Columbus 43206.
Guests will be feted with teas, wine, sweet and savory hors d’oeuvres and pastries. All men and women are encouraged to wear festive garden party attire and fabulous hats! The highlight of Tea43206 will be a hat contest sponsored by Rain, an exclusive maker of soap and luxurious bath products. The event will also feature a number of exciting live and silent auction items.
Celebrity guest appearances will include Rhonda Sincavage from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Jody Graichen, German Village Society Historic Preservation Officer and Mayor Michael Coleman. Live music provided by the Jeff McCargish group.
“This event is an exciting new addition to the German Village Society’s calendar because it benefits historic preservation, the core of our mission, and will also be great fun which is also a part of the German Village Society,” said Bill Case, President, German Village Society Board.
Proceeds of the event will be used for items currently not covered by the German Village Society historic preservation budget such as comprehensive signage programs, publishing historic preservation education materials, and digitizing the Society’s extensive archives. Last year's inaugural event raised $10,000 for the fund.
Pre-sale tickets are available at the German Village Meeting Haus 588 S Third St, Columbus 43215 or online at GermanVillage.com; $50 for German Village Society members and $60 for non-members. The event will be held rain or shine.
TEA43206 event sponsors include the German Village Guest House (www.gvguesthouse.com) as the presenting sponsor, Beck Street Capital (beckstreetcapital.com) and Lasting Impressions (lirents.net) event rentals are event sponsors. Other sponsors include Granville Millinery Company, Adrianne Elizabeth event planning (www.adrianneelizabeth.com), Jeff McCargish entertainment and treetree branding communications (www.treetreebranding.com), Yeager Real Estate Group, Sara & Jeff McNealey, John Clark Creative and William Curlis. Sponsorships are still available at the $250, $500 and $750 levels.
German Village was established as a historic district in the National Register of Historic Places in 1976 and was honored by the White House as a Preserve America Community in 2008.
Those interested in attending may find more information by calling the German Village Meeting Haus at 614 221 8888 or at http://germanvillage.com/.
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