HSF’s “People, Places and Stories” Lecture Series Welcomes Luciana Spracher, Apr. 20


(SAVANNAH, GA)– Historic Savannah Foundation (HSF) will welcome Luciana Spracher, Director of the City of Savannah Municipal Archives, as the next presenter in its “People, Places and Stories that Define Savannah” lecture series. The presentation is set for 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, at Historic Savannah Foundation, located at  321 E. York Street.

Spracher will share the intriguing stories of two of Savannah’s earliest City Surveyors and Engineers, John McKinnon and John B. Hogg/Howard, and the mysteries surrounding them, including an unsolved murder and a name change.

She will also offer an introduction to the City of Savannah Municipal Archives’ maps, surveys and architectural drawings collections. The Municipal Archives preserves over 4,000 historical maps, surveys, and plats from the City Surveyor’s and City Engineer’s offices, dating back to the 1790s. These collections document Savannah’s unique town plan, progress and growth through the 19th and 20th centuries, and development of distinct neighborhoods and subdivisions.

“We are delighted to have Luciana join us as part of our lecture series,” HSF Education & Research Associate, Kimberly Newbold said. “She knows about Savannah’s history from the perspective of those who developed this city and she delights in sharing her expertise including some fascinating stories you may not have heard before.”

The lecture is free for HSF members and $15 for non-members. The presentation will begin at 6 p.m. with a pre-lecture gathering at 5:30 p.m. to socialize and enjoy a glass of wine. Members may RSVP for the April 20 lecture by emailing Kimberly Newbold at knewbold@myhsf.org or calling 912-483-7294. The $15 nonmember registration fee can be paid by visiting HSF’s website, https://www.myhsf.org/events/lecture-series/. Space is limited, so reservations are recommended.

For information about other HSF events, please visit myhsf.org or call 912-233-7787, and follow HSF on its social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Historic Savannah Foundation, a leading nonprofit preservation and cultural institution, saves buildings, places, and stories that define Savannah’s past, present, and future. Following its formation in 1955, the organization started a Revolving Fund to save endangered historic properties, now totaling over 412 buildings throughout several of Savannah’s historic districts. HSF continues to build capacity within its operations, secure new financial resources, improve its image and visibility, and increase public policy efforts to protect Savannah’s historic districts. For more information about the work of the Historic Savannah Foundation, visit www.myhsf.org.

Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade Public Relations® Inc.

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