Founded in 1997, Cinnamon Traveler Heritage Trust is a private organization that conducts heritage tour excursions and independent research. We specialize in curriculum development and public history programming, for groups of all ages. Cinnamon Traveler has participated in domestic and international Archival Processing Projects, Architectural History Surveys and Urban Farming educational workshops.
Beginning in May 2011, Cinnamon Traveler has been involved with people to people research and cultural exchanges in Cuba and Brasil.
Thus far field study research trips have been conducted to examine the architectural landscape as it is influenced daily by art, commerce, eclecticism, modernity and history.
Travel in Cuba has covered more than 2000 kilometers and has been extremely rewarding and thoroughly inspirational. Regions explored include, Santiago, Camaguey, Trinidad, Cienfuegos, Matanzas and Havana.
In Brasil the cultural immersion journey focused on Candomblé inspired arts, tradition and practice. Regions explored include, Salvador and Recife in the North and Rio de Janeiro in the South.
Cinnamon Traveler examines the Built Environment, while documenting history and regional experiences of the African Diaspora, One Experience at a Time.
Grace Lynis is an Archivist, Architectural Historian and Managing Director of Cinnamon Traveler Heritage Trust, a private organization located in Atlanta, Georgia. She has conducted academic field study research locally and abroad centered on the significance of community sovereignty, public education, women architects, resort community development, urban farming initiatives and American Jim Crow social customs and legislated policies.
Ms. Lynis has delivered papers at conferences domestically and internationally. She is the content developer for CinnamonTraveler.org, the travel chronicle website that examines the Built Environment, while documenting regional experiences of the African Diaspora, One Experience at a Time.