DUNWOODY, Ga. — The Dunwoody Preservation Trust recently unveiled a new website and logo, with the goal of creating a comprehensive user-friendly site that explains what they do and why they do it. 

“In a sense, the new logo says it all,” Chair Jim Williams said. “We added the words ‘past, present, future’ when we redesigned it to explain that our purpose, more than just rehabilitating historic structures, is preserving the past, celebrating the present and building the future.” 

DPT members and supporters don’t seek to preserve old buildings to sit empty and collect dust. DPT properties exist to be used and enjoyed in the present. Its prime property, the historic Donaldson-Bannister Farm, in just one year of operation has become a much-loved public and private event venue. 

“We’re very proud of how many people have chosen the Donaldson-Bannister Farm as a place to celebrate their most important moments, such as weddings, anniversaries, special birthdays and family reunions,” Executive Director Suzanne Huff said.

The farm is also where DPT helps build the future through its Camp Flashback and its History Alive presentations, held every other month, on topics ranging from genealogy to the Vietnam War. 

DPT supports its work mainly through sponsorships, donations and its major fundraiser, the Lemonade Days Festival — a celebration of food, history, carnival rides, crafts and music — that brings together 80,000 people over its five-day run every April at Brook Run Park.

“The theme of the website,” said Marketing Director Carol Niemi, who wrote the site, “is that DPT is dedicated to what connects us most — our quality of life. If you’d rather see a historic farmhouse on the corner than a parking lot or a bank, then come join us.”

The website, designed by KappKoncepts, incorporates mini sites for Lemonade Days, Apple Cider Days and Camp Flashback, as well as a calendar of events and a whole structure for sponsorships and gift-giving. 

“We urge anyone interested in a sponsorship to visit our new site,” Board Vice-Chair MJ Thomas said. “We have opportunities and benefits to meet everyone’s goals and budget.”

To visit the new site, go to dunwoodypreservationtrust.org.

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