The Plains Historical Preservation Trust ~ Plains Chautauqua, PO Box 17, Plains, Georgia 31780
Plains is a small farming community with a rich history. The town was established in 1888 but was not well known until 1976 when Jimmy Carter was elected as our 39th President of the United States of America.
The Plains Historical Preservation Trust (PHPT) was established in 1977 and since then has diligently worked to secure land and buildings of historic significance. In 2008, PHPT revived Chautauqua programs in memory of Miss Julia Coleman who had encouraged Chautauqua programs in our community during the early 1900s. The Plains Chautauqua programs have served as a means of educating and highlighting our history on a small scale.
The Plains Chautauqua May 2014 event will include sessions related to our agricutural history, historical buildings and the people of Plains. Although Plains is small, we are fortunate to have thousands of visitors each year coming to Plains to visit the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site which includes the 1976 Presidential Campaign Headquarters, Plains High School Museum and the Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm.
We hope that you will plan on visiting us for our first large weekend event May 2014! Sponsored by PHPT and the Georgia Humanities Council.