We are thrilled to welcome our newest chapter: Friends of Hardman Farm State Historic Site! On June 18, 2015, Friends Board of Directors officially approved and chartered Friends of Hardman Farm. The 173-acre historic site is located in historic Sautee Nacoochee and is best recognized by its gazebo-topped Indian mound or 1870 home. During your next tour, you will learn how milk was processed and transported in the past, as well as a spring house and former horse barn. We are proud to welcome Friends of Hardman Farm and look forward to preserving this Georgia treasure.
Lloyd Summers will serve as the first president of the chapter and is looking forward enhancing, preserving and protecting this special state treasure.
“We are proud to welcome the 56th Friends chapter and are looking forward to working together. We have always relied heavily on the support of our volunteers and having an established Friends chapter here will help us accomplish even more,” said John Erbele, DNR regional supervisor.
“New chapters of Friends help to create stronger bonds between state parks and the communities they serve,” said Andy Fleming, Executive Director of Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites. “We are very pleased to have this latest chapter added to the organization and are excited about what it will mean for park guests and for Georgia’s state parks as a whole.”
Thank you to our volunteers and all who are working so hard to support Friends and our efforts to preserve and protect these special places.