Grace Heritage Center
811 S. Main Street, Georgetown, Texas 78626
Preservation Georgetown (formerly Georgetown Heritage Society) preserves and promotes interest in Georgetown’s heritage. The organization’s advocacy extends beyond saving old places; rather, it looks forward, as history, memory, and continuity contribute to sustainability, creativity, and economic growth.
The organization operates the Grace Heritage Center, which is open Thursday and Friday 9 AM – 5 PM, Sunday 1 – 4 PM, and by appointment. The building served the congregation of Grace Episcopal Church from 1881 until 1991. Now in its second century of use and at its third location, it serves as the focal point of Founders Memorial Park and is one of many historic structures in Georgetown that have withstood the rigors of nature, growth, and change in the community. The church was rehabilitated through a unique partnership between the City of Georgetown and Preservation Georgetown, which raised funds for and supervised the restoration project.
Preservation Georgetown hosts events that support and showcase Georgetown in a variety of ways. The Holiday Home Tour in historic Georgetown in December and The Amazing Heritage Quest in April promote the architecture and legend of historic Georgetown. Programs and activities engage the public in the past and the future.
The establishment of a Preservation Fund Grant Program assists residents and business owners in the renovation and rehabilitation of historic structures.
In 2017, Preservation Georgetown celebrates four decades of preserving the past for future generations. They invite you to join them as they tip their hat to Georgetown’s history and heritage.