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 May 2014 Plains Chautauqua enjoyed having 168 passport holders in Plains. In addition to the sessions, we had a lot of free events for the general public to come and enjoy.
We are looking forward to our next weekend event which will be held the weekend of October 10, 2015. The theme for the upcoming weekend event will the Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail: Connecting History and Nature. If you are interested in purchasing a weekend pass you can print the registration form and mail it and your check to reserve your space. Details about the weekend event, hotels and schedules are listed online. Because we are a small community with limited space, there will be a limit on the number of passports sold.
Plains Chautauqua - Oct. 9-11, 2015