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Coastal lecture on video on Web

POSTED: October 16, 2007 5:04 a.m.
The Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center’s May 2007 two-part lecture series was funded in part by a grant from the Charles Evans Hughes Memorial Foundation Preservation Fund of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Celebrating National Preservation Month, the CGRDC contracted with preservation economist, Donovan Rypkema who traveled to the coast for this educational outreach.
A byproduct of interest expressed by the CGRDC’s 10-county Historic Preservation Advisory Council, the lectures took place at the John W. Stevens Wetlands Education Center, J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill and at Brunswick’s Old City Hall.
Serving not only attendees who participated in the two cities’ lectures, Rypkema gathered with a group of Main Street and Better Home Town managers in Hinesville. In addition, he met with a large group of students enrolled in the historic preservation program at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
To broaden the audience and perpetuate Rypkema’s preservation messages, the CGRDC hired Greg Kurth of A&G Productions, based in Savannah, to video record the two lectures. Recently, a DVD copy of the lectures was uploaded onto the agency’s Web site at
For those who wish to view this online, go to Planning Services, Historic Preservation, and find the “Donovan Rypkema video” link in the grey quick launch bar.
“We are pleased to announce that the high level of local support for the lecture series enabled our agency to capture the two lectures on film, which we can offer to those served by the CGRDC,” Dan Coty, CGRDC chairman, said.
For more information on preservation outreach programming, call- the CGRDC by calling (912) 264-7363, ext. 218.
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