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DOCOMOMO COMES TO SAVANNAH OCTOBER 7-8

September 13, 2011
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DOCOMOMO US is pleased to announce our 5th annual Tour Day featuring tours of architecture of the modern movement nationwide. Exclusive events and tours will be hosted by DOCOMOMO US chapters and affiliate partners on Columbus Day weekend, October 8, 9, and 10th, 2011. In addition to our continued partnerships with notable institutions such as Chicago Architecture Foundation and the L.A. Conservancy, we are thrilled to announce 2011 partnerships with the Society of Architectural Historians, the Philip Johnson Glass House and Archtober. DOCOMOMO US is also pleased to welcome the participation of our newest chapter in Greater Philadelphia and all of our members on Tour Day.

FOR SAVANNAH-CENTRIC INFORMATION, SEE http://www.myhsf.org/advocacy-education/docomomo-savannah-modern-tour/

NOTE THERE ARE OPPORTUNITIES FOR VOLUNTEERS IN A VARIETY OF CAPACITIES ON OCTOBER 7, AND 8.  CALL OR EMAIL

Terri O’Neil, Development Director,  Historic Savannah Foundation, 912.233.7787, 321 E. York Street, Savannah, GA 31401,

terri@myHSF.org THANKS!

DOCOMOMO is an acronym for the Documentation and Conservation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the Modern Movement. Docomomo promotes the study, interpretation and protection of the architecture, landscape and urban design of the Modern Movement. DOCOMOMO US is an all-volunteer group comprised of enthusiasts, historians, architects, designers, students, and preservationists. Regional Chapters promote the goals and mission of the organization through advocacy, education, and outreach. National Tour Day 2011 is the fifth annual nation-wide event encompassing all thirteen DOCOMOMO US chapters as well as affiliate organizations to promote the education and preservation of the Modern Movement. We aim to encourage a sense of regional and national pride for the rich legacy of the Modern Movement within the United States.

Tour Day 2011 is focused on providing exclusive access to modern interiors that would otherwise be closed to the public. The knowledge of local experts and the national community of preservationists, architects, and educators inform our tours. Each tour is uniquely designed to take full advantage of the modern resources that a particular region has to offer. Featured tours include a double-decker bus tour in Palm Springs, California; exclusive access to residential modern interiors in Delaware County, Pennsylvania and Minneapolis, Minnesota; a chance to meet noted architect Ira Rakatansky at his home in Providence, Rhode Island; an exclusive DOCOMOMO US member event at the Philip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut; and much, much more. New tours and events will be added weekly. For more information about tours and reservations visit: http://www.docomomo-us.org/tour_day_2011.

For further information on Tour Day or regional chapters please contact tourday@docomomo-us.org.

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