SAVE THE DATE
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...
Vinings Village Womans' Club Donates to VHPS
The Vinings Village Woman's Club has always been a very generous supporter of VHPS and this year was no exception. Co-Presidents, Karen Smith and Cherry Peurifoy, presented VHPS President, Margaret Hathaway, with two checks totaling $5500 at the club's annual spring luncheon. The checks were designated for landscaping at the corner of Paces Mill and Paces Ferry and much needed new chairs and tables for the Old Pavilion. Said Margaret Hathaway, "We can't wait for the construction at the corner to be completed so the landscaping project can begin. We're also thrilled to have new furnishings for the Old Pavilion so we can offer the brides and other clients who rent our venue a beautiful place for their special event."
Civic Club Donates New Printer to VHPS
The Vinings Village Civic Club recently presented a donation of $500 to VHPS for the purchase of a new printer for the Vinings Center. Sara Bartels, Co-Vice President of VHPS, said "Our office printer jams almost daily and we have to send our large jobs out, often at a cost to VHPS. We are so grateful to the Civic Club for this very kind and generous donation."
Standing Room Only for Vinings History!
History buffs from VHPS and Cobb Landmarks and Historical Society assembled at The Old Pavilion for an evening of history and stories of old Vinings. Tony Doyle, author of "Vinings Revisited" was a featured speaker and expounded on Vinings' colorful history. Pat Ferguson Kinder was on hand to share stories of her childhood growing up in her father's general store, now the Vinings Inn. Josh Langston, of Langston Studio, introduced the new DVD, "Crossroads, a history of Vinings," which he produced for VHPS. The DVD traces the history of Vinings from Indian days, through Hardy Pace's establishment of his ferry and through the Civil War. Photographs of the Pace and Yarbrough families, donated by Clare Isanhour, were on display.
The Old Pavilion was elegantly decorated by Extremely Extravagant Events and although the event was billed as "wine and cheese," guests were actually treated to a full catered meal. The Vinings Inn donated a chafing dish of their signature barbecue sliders and Extremely Extravagant Events served delicious stuffed pasta shells, salad and rolls. Garrison's topped off the evening with an array of wonderful desserts.
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.