The Vinings Historic Preservation Society cordially invites you to an upcoming lecture. Local Archaeologist, Garrett Silliman, of Terminus Archaeological Research, will present a public lecture regarding his archaeological investigation of The Pace House on Thursday, August 8th.
On April 26, 2013, The Georgia Trust presented the Vinings Historic Preservation Society (VHPS) with an award for demonstrating excellence in ensuring the preservation of a historic property. The award, presented at the 2013 Georgia Statewide Preservation Conference in Milledgeville, Ga., recognized an archaeological investigation and historical research commissioned by VHPS at The Pace House property.
Between fall 2011 and fall 2012, VHPS worked with Terminus Archaeological Research (TAR) with the intention of uncovering evidence about what happened there before, during and soon after the Civil War. TAR used advanced archaeological techniques and historic research to investigate claims concerning the site’s unique history. The property was originally named for the family of Hardy Pace, an early settler of Cobb County for whom Paces Ferry and Paces Mill were named.
The archaeological investigation of The Pace House, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009, has been able to clarify much of the property’s history, including the role it played in William T. Sherman’s 1864 Atlanta Campaign of the Civil War. According to Garrett W. Silliman, owner and operator of TAR and principal investigator for the project, “The project’s overall significance lies in the idea of exploring longheld beliefs – the Vinings Historic Preservation Society really acted in the best interest of the property.”
The lecture will be held on Thursday, August 8th, starting at 7pm.
Location: The Pace House and Old Pavilion
3057 Paces Mill Road
Atlanta, GA 30339
There is NO COST to attend. Please park across the street at the Piedmont Medical Building.