Grants, Projects & Awards

The Shields Ethridge Heritage Farm has been the recipient of a long list of grants and awards.

1992: Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

1993: Listed as a Centennial Heritage Farm by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Historic Preservation Division.

1995: Historic Preservation Division awards a Georgia Heritage Grant to restore Bachelors’ Academy.

1997: Joyce Ethridge receives Stewardship  Award from the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.

1997: The National Trust for Historic Preservation awards a Preservation Services Fund (PSF) Grant for developing a Landscape Master Plan

2004: Historic Preservation Division awards a second Georgia Heritage grant to restore Preacher Riley’s

2005: The Farm is included in the ARC/ National Geographic Geotourism Mapguide of Appalachia

2007: Awarded a Save Our History /Grant by The History Channel.

2008: The Watson Brown Foundation Junior Board awards a grant to digitize family papers.

2008: The National Film Preservation Foundation awards funding to restore and archive home movies.

2009: The Appalachian Regional Commission provides Grant Funding for a visitor-interpretation program complex and to build a new website.

2009: The Watson Brown Foundation Junior Board awards a grant to digitize family papers.

2010: The Watson Brown Foundation Junior Board awards a grant to digitize family papers.

2011: The National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) honors the Northeast Georgia Regional Commission with an Innovation Award for their work on the Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm Interpretive Program.

2011: The Appalachian Regional Commission(ARC) launches “Civil War: The Home Front” MapGuide to Appalachia in April.

2014: “Bon Appetit Appalachia!” MapGuide was released by Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) in July.