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 Historic Savannah Foundation, a leading preservation organization committed to preserving and protecting Savannah’s heritage, recently selected the design of Savannah Arts Academy student Mary Sinsheimer as the official 2017 Savannah Preservation Festival poster.

Sinsheimer’s artwork, which highlights the portico of an historic Savannah home, is the featured image for the 2017 Savannah Preservation Festival. Last May, Sinsheimer participated in HSF’s Annual Pennies for Preservation Poster Contest, under the direction of art teacher Steve Schetski, while she was a tenth grade student at Savannah Arts Academy.

“We encouraged students to submit creative, original posters with vibrant images celebrating the theme This Place Matters,” said HSF president and CEO Daniel Carey. “We were impressed with the quality of the submissions and are delighted to share Mary’s artwork as we promote the 2017 Savannah Preservation Festival throughout the region.”

HSF is currently accepting submissions for the 2017 Pennies for Preservation Poster Contest; the deadline is April 14. Submission rules and applications are also available by emailing Danielle Meunier at

Photo caption: Danielle Meaner of HSF recognizes Savannah Arts Academy student Mary Sinsheimer as the official 2017 Savannah Preservation Festival poster.


Historic Savannah Foundation is a nonprofit historic preservation organization supported by a strong and dedicated membership. HSF was established in 1955 in order to save the 1820 Isaiah Davenport House from demolition. From this initial project, Historic Savannah Foundation launched a Revolving Fund which has since saved 360+ buildings. The mission of Historic Savannah Foundation is to preserve and protect Savannah’s heritage through advocacy, education and community involvement. For more information, visit or

2016 marked a year of many noteworthy anniversaries for historic preservation and Savannah. HSF celebrated the 50th anniversary of the signing of the National Historic Preservation Act, and especially the 50th anniversary of Savannah’s designation as a National Historic Landmark District, as well as the National Park Service Centennial.