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We Support-Dunwoody Preservation Trust, Dunwoody, GA

Dunwoody Preservation Trust (DPT) was founded in 1994 with organization funding provided by Dunwoody Homeowners Association. It is a 501(c)3 organization chartered to preserve the history and heritage of Dunwoody through various means. These include acquisition and/or underwriting the maintenance of historically significant properties, documenting historical and current happenings, providing education on Dunwoody’s past and contributing  to the general beautification and functionality of Dunwoody.

In fulfilling these roles, DPT has been responsible for saving the Cheek-Spruill Farmhouse in the center of Dunwoody and converting it into an event facility. Additionally, in 2005 DPT took the idea of acquiring the historical Donaldson-Bannister House and Farm to DeKalb County officials. This multi-building three-acre property in the heart of Dunwoody became available and DPT designed an acquisition plan with its owners and the County that resulted in preserving this property for future generations. Now, the Donaldson-Bannister Farm is owned by the City of Dunwoody and was the benefactor of the funds raised during Lemonade Days 2012. The DPT has been successful in placing both the Cheek-Spruill Farmhouse and Donaldson Bannister House —
as well as the Isaac Roberts House on Roberts Drive — with the National Register of Historic Places.

Other activities that DPT has spearheaded over the years include the “Replant The Dunwoody Forest” program after the 1998 tornado that resulted in raising more than $250,000 and planting over 25,000 trees to begin the recovery of the natural resources that were lost. DPT researched and compiled The Story of Dunwoody 1821-2001, a 500+ page chronicling of our heritage, and The Silent Storytellers, a 250+ page book identifying over 4000 historical gravesites in Dunwoody. DPT has also produced a thirty minute DVD entitled Dunwoody: the History & Heritage – 1821-2003. These publications and productions provide opportunities to expand awareness of our history and heritage. Additionally, DPT led the effort and assisted in the funding of the tree
planting and landscaping of Ashford Center Parkway.

DPT has also assumed the responsibility for the maintenance of New Hope Cemetery where a number of early settlers and Confederate soldiers are buried. DPT was also actively involved with DeKalb County to ensure that a master land use plan developed for Brook Run Park preserved the integrity of the natural beauty of this 102 acre area. This included incorporating venues and activity opportunities needed in the North DeKalb area such as the inclusion of a plan for a world class playground which was opened in October 2005.

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We Support-Historic Fort Worth, Inc., Fort Worth (TX)



A Local Partner of the National
Trust for Historic Preservation.

Established in 1969, Historic Fort
Worth, Inc. is a non-profit,
charitable organization that is
dedicated to preserving
Fort Worth’s unique historic
identity through stewardship,
education and leadership.

We Support-Stumptown Historical Society, Whitefish (MT)

The Stumptown (Whitefish) Historical Society was founded in 1982 by a group of individuals committed to preserving the history of Whitefish, Montana and the Flathead Valley for the present and future. Since its inception the Society has grown with members from all parts of the USA and Canada.
In 1990 the Society acquired the Whitefish Railway Depot from the Burlington Northern Railroad and Depot Committee was formed to oversee its restoration. The project took three years, hundreds of volunteer hours and generous monetary donations to complete. >MORE

We Support-Mason County Historical Society, Ludington (MI)





The Mason County Historical Society is a private, non-profit educational organization, formally organized on November 30, 1937, dedicated to perpetuating Mason County’s history. A nine member Board of Directors governs the organization; three members are elected for a period of three years at the annual meeting each November or December. The Historical Society has not received local tax support since 1990 and is operated by revenue received from admissions, donations, grants, memberships, and sales. The Mason County Historical Society operates Historic White Pine Village with the help of over 400 volunteers each year. The Historical Society has a membership of 500 individuals and families, and twenty-one individuals, businesses, corporations, or organizations have adopted buildings and ramps. The “adopt a building” program started in 1993 and has provided the means to properly maintain the buildings. The Business Partner Program was initiated to allow businesses to support the Historical Society and receive some advertising and marketing benefits.

The Ludington Mariners Old Time Base Ball Team is another outreach of the Mason County Historical Society, interpreting the game of baseball as it was played in the 1860’s.

An extensive Research Library is maintained and open to members and the general public all year. It contains archival materials necessary for family and business research, such as books, photographs, documents, maps, newspapers, obituary and cemetery records, scrapbooks, and information files. A search of our archives and artifacts can now be done online from this web site- Archive and Artifact Search or by going to the “History Online” dropdown and clicking on “Archive and Artifact Search“. Our published books located in the Research Library can be searched online from this web site- or by going to “History Online” dropdown and clicking ““. is provided to the Mason County Historical Society by the Mason County District Library. We do not allow books to be checked out from our Research Library, however, you can come to the Research Library and find the book of interest and peruse the contents. We do have a daily Research Library usage fee of $9.00. Research in the library can be done in person or we do research for individuals receiving those requests by mail, phone, e-mail, or from online from this web site- Research Request or by going to the “History Online” dropdown and clicking on “Reseach Request“.

You may download a Mason County Historical Society brochure here.

View the Mason County Historical Society’s Mission/Purpose Statement here.

We Support-Thorsby Historical Preservation Committee, Thorsby (AL)

Thorsby Historical Preservation Committee

Thorsby, Alabama’s Swedish Founder, Theodore Torkel Thorson, arrived in Central Alabama during the Mid-1890’s searching for the perfect location to establish a town.  He found such a place half-way between Birmingham and Montgomery, Alabama and declared it to be a “Utopia”!  Thorsby was incorporated in 1901 and was settled by Swedes, Norwegians, Finns and Danes, as well as some other nationalities.  Today, the town boasts a population of 2,000+ and is proud of its heritage.

The Thorsby Historical Preservation Committee meets every 4th Monday 6:30pm @ Thorsby United Methodist Church on Iowa Ave. Thorsby, AL

Scandinavian Cemetery Historical Marker Dedication – July 10, 2010

We Support the Ruskin Historical Society, Ruskin (FL)

Today there is a new need for us to come together: to save Ruskin’s future by working to save Ruskin’s past. The Ruskin History Project wants to save local historic buildings from destruction and return them to productive use for the benefit of the entire community.

Ruskin Woman’s Club celebrates 100 years of community service with a display at the Tampa Bay History Center, March 2012

Visit the Ruskin History Center when you are in town.

Below are links to all our online resources.