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Published on August 27th, 2014 |

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Buckhead Heritage to unveil interpretive signage, exhibit concepts at Taste of Buckhead

Buckhead Heritage Society will reveal the finalized Interpretive Master Plan for Buckhead signage design and exhibit concepts to the public with a presentation during the Buckhead Business Association’s 10th Annual Taste of Buckhead Sept. 18 at the Buckhead Theatre.

Buckhead Heritage Executive Director Erica Danylchak said, “Buckhead Heritage is excited to reveal the interpretive concepts our team has developed to the public. Unconventional exhibit art, along

One of the exhibit art concepts developed for the Interpretive Master Plan for Buckhead: "Ghosts of History". Human-scale frames of figures can tell the story of people who have inhabited a space in the past. (Signature Design)

One of the exhibit art concepts developed for the Interpretive Master Plan for Buckhead: “Ghosts of History”. Human-scale frames of figures can tell the story of people who have inhabited a space in the past. (Signature Design)

with interpretive signage, will be used to evoke Buckhead’s history in imaginative ways in parks and urban plazas in the community,” she explained.

“The interpretive master plan will serve as our roadmap over the next several years for building an engaging and memorable interpretive experience in Buckhead,” Danylchak added.

Buckhead Heritage has worked over the past 10 months with a 28-member steering committee representing non-profit organizations, neighborhood associations, area conservancies, and local government to create the Interpretive Master Plan for Buckhead.

Consultants from Signature Design have worked with the team to develop an overarching and integrated set of Buckhead storylines, create a storyline site map, conceive preliminary concepts for interpretive signage and exhibit art, and produce a strategy for implementation, Danylchak explained. The Interpretive Master Plan for Buckhead is scheduled to be completed in October.

The Interpretive Master Plan is an outgrowth of the Buckhead Greenspace Action Plan, which was fostered by Dist. 7 City Councilman Howard Shook and is being spearheaded by the Livable Buckhead organization.

Buckhead Heritage Society Executive Director Erica Danylchak points to a place on a map of Buckhead where an interpretative historic installation might be placed.

Buckhead Heritage Society Executive Director Erica Danylchak points to a place on a map of Buckhead where an interpretative historic installation might be placed.

During the community engagement process for the Greenspace Action Plan, stakeholders agreed that integrating Buckhead’s cultural and historical assets into the community’s greenspace system through interpretation would enrich the experience of Buckhead’s existing and future network of parks, trails, and greenspaces, further the community’s awareness of Buckhead’s history, and position Buckhead to take advantage of the State of Georgia’s fastest growing tourism industry segment—Heritage Tourism.

During the BBA’s Taste of Buckhead, Buckhead Heritage will reveal the plan’s finalized interpretive signage and exhibit concepts because part of the proceeds from a live and silent auction at the event will benefit Buckhead Heritage and the interpretive program.

The Sept. 18 event begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road. General admission tickets are $50 until August 31, 2014 and $75 after August 31, 2014. For more information on the Taste of Buckhead event, visit www.buckheadbusiness.org.

The Buckhead Heritage Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to identifying, preserving, and promoting Buckhead’s historic resources. For more information on Buckhead Heritage and the Interpretive Master Plan project, please visit www.buckheadheritage.com.

 

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