Mary Alice Montgomery
The Fairview/ES Brown Heritage Corporation
3 Central Plaza Box 147
Rome, GA 30161
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Board of Directors
Join us as we strive
Become a part of the legacy as we ensure the restoration and listing of Fairview and E.S. Brown schools to the National Historical Registry, as well as, design and develop a permanent Exhibit of museum-like quality.
Your support will allow us to provide a learning opportunity for future generations so they too may benefit from the shared experience of honor, respect, moral character and cheerfulness gained as life skills at the Fairview and E.S. Brown Schools. (1924 to 1968)
Fairview Brown is a non-profit organization seeking support for the Restoration of the last remaining building built in the 1900’s for future community-based adaptive services. Renovation of this educational legacy preserves the rich African American cultural experience.
Symposium and Gala Weekend
Weekend events will begin with a Symposium at Berry College on November 11th, where area college students and faculty will explore the footprints of the two titans, Julius Rosenwald and Booker T. Washington. The weekend will culminate on Saturday, November 12th at the historic Desoto Theatre with the northwest Georgia premier of the recently released film, Rosenwald.
Guests will be able to mingle with members of the Rosenwald and Washington families who will be on hand to share the fascinating story about the extraordinary life of Julius Rosenwald and his relationship with Booker T. Washington, a contemporary and close friend.
For more information of this year's Gala Celebration, CLICK HERE >
It gives me the greatest of pleasure to announce that Retired LTC John R. Ware II and his lovely wife, Barbara, will be our honorees for the Fairview School’s 92nd Anniversary Celebration and Gala Weekend. John and Barbara are both active in the community and have given exceptional service to the Fairview Project; as did his mother (Margaret Ware) and aunt (Eva Samuel) who taught at Fairview.
THE GALA ~ November 12, 2016
Please mark your calendar for the premier at the Historic DeSoto Theatre
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Proceeds benefit the historic Fairview School in Cave Spring, GA
Fairview and E.S. Brown’s Joyce Perdue-Smith Receives Governor’s Award for the Arts and Humanities
Executive Director is among thirteen individuals recognized for their contributionsto the state’s ‘civic and cultural vitality’
Rome, GA – October 7, 2015 –
“The individuals that make up Georgia’s arts and humanities communities cultivate, grow and sustain our state’s vibrant cultural offerings, making Georgia a great place to live, visit and do business,” said Governor Deal.
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We raised the (money for) the roof!
The Fairview-E.S. Brown Restoration Project
The Fairview-E.S. Brown Heritage Corporation seeks to preserve the life-affirming African-American cultural experiences of the early 1900s; namely, the Fairview Colored School located in Cave Spring, GA. The campus was erected under the Julius Rosenwald and Booker T. Washington philanthropic building campaign to provide an education for African-Americans. The only remaining structure, the first grade building, is now in imminent danger of collapsing. Tentative preservation plans include a re-created four-acre campus with museum, campsite, organic garden, and multi-purpose buildings to benefit the entire community. Learn more >>
Fairview Brown Featured in Georgia Humanities 2014 Impact Report
We are extremely honored to be featured in the Georgia Humanities 2014 Impact Report. Georgia Humanities Council president, Jamil Zainaldin, is an avid supporter of Fairview Brown and was a dynamic and engaging keynote speaker at our 2014 Gala. Thank you to the Council for shining a light on our preservation efforts.
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