JE Dunn Construction Donates $2,500 to Historic Savannah Foundation’s Hands-On History Camp

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Monday, June 6th, 2016

JE Dunn Construction recently presented a $2,500 check to Historic Savannah Foundation, a leading preservation organization committed to preserving and protecting Savannah’s heritage, as title sponsor of its Hands-On History Camp. In addition, the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs’ Weave-A-Dream and Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. will provide additional support for the day camp geared towards giving middle and high school students an overview of the field of historic preservation.

“JE Dunn is proud to be a sponsor of the Hands-On History Camp for the fifth year in a row,” said Walter Murphy, vice president of JE Dunn Construction. “In our business, it is important to understand the value of historic preservation, and programs such as this one help pass those values on to the next generation.”

Students participating in the Hands-On History Camp had the opportunity to enjoy various educational experiences, including touring various historic locations including the Massie Heritage Center, Fort Pulaski, the Tybee Island Light Station, the Coastal Heritage Society’s Georgia State Railroad Museum and participate in masonry repointing and other hands-on activities.  

“Thanks to our sponsors JE Dunn Construction, the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs’ Weave-A-Dream, and Gulfstream, this camp is free of charge to all participating students,” said Daniel Carey, president and CEO of Historic Savannah Foundation. “This is a great opportunity to interest the next generation in preservation at several historic sites in Savannah, while providing hands-on experience through lectures, tours and various practical workshops.”

The Hands-On History Camp celebrated camp graduation on June 3.