Massie Awarded the GHS Roger K. Warlick
Local History Achievement Award
The Georgia Historical Society selected Massie Heritage Center to receive the GHS Roger K. Warlick Local History Achievement Award in the category of Media Projects for the site film, Massie School: A Cradle of Public Education. This 10 minute long film is used in the museum to provide visitors and members of the general public with an overview of Massie’s remarkable history, and its present day use and mission as a heritage center in operation by the Savannah Chatham County Public School System.
Massie was also nominated for two other awards in which they received honorable mention. One was for best exhibit for the Massie Maritime Gallery which shows the relationship between the Savannah River and Savannah’s history featuring the model ship collection of Master Builder Gerard Greco. The second was for best program for its interactive History on Wheels program which allows students to experience history by traveling on the Underground Railroad, panning for gold, dressing in authentic costumes, grinding corn to make cornmeal, grinding coffee, dancing to 19th century music and customs, playing Victorian parlor and schoolyard games, and exploring the economic lifestyle of the era.