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Our VHPS GOLF OUTING is going to be held on May 1, 2017 at Bridgemill Golf Course with the 2017 Pairings Party on April 23 at SOHO Vinings. We are also looking for donations and sponsorships.Learn More...
Plan Your Special Day
Add to the history of the Pace House and Old Pavilion. Both buildings are connected to a spacious open deck area and feature a versatile reception area, making it the perfect venue for your special event.Read More
Preserve Our History
Help us preserve the historic spirit and structures of Vinings, educate the public about local history, engage in community preservation activities, and forge long-lasting relationships with the local residents and stakeholders.Read More
It Was A Perfect Setting
Wrapped in nineteenth century charm in the delightful village of Vinings, with its two historic gems, The Pace House and The Old Pavilion, provide the perfect setting for today’s bride and groom.Read More...
Pace House Receives Listing on National Registry
Historic places was approved at the state level on January 30. The Georgia Historic Preservation Division then prepared the nomination to be sent to the United States Department of Interior in Washington for approval. VHPS was notified in June that the long awaited designation has been approved and the Pace House was entered in the National Register of Historic Places effective May 20, 2009! The listing will provide a link to the heritage of Vinings at the national, state and local levels.
The quest for the Pace House listing began in 2007, when M. A. Sikes was President of VHPS. Two Georgia State graduate students, Stephanie Cherry and Kimberly Wescott, worked on the designation and completed the nomination in 2008. Local genealogist, Clare Isanhour, worked with Stephanie and Kimberly and assisted with tracing the Pace family genealogy. All three will be honored with a commemorative brick at the Pace House Preservation Path.
Kurt Jordan, owner of Paces Bend Gallery, will frame the National Registry certificate as a donation to VHPS. "After almost twenty five years of being in business in historic Vinings, I want to make sure that the original certificate is framed with archival standards for its long term protection. The framed certificate will be displayed in the Pace House.
Former VHPS president, M. A. Sikes, has volunteered to chair a celebration surrounding this historic event. She will also assist in choosing a plaque for the Pace House. VHPS will begin restoration of the chimney at the house this summer and then plans will begin for a celebration. We know all of Vinings will want to participate in this historic event so look for details to be announced soon.