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Massie
Heritage Center
207 East Gordon Street
Savannah, GA 31401
Phone: (912) 395-5070
FAX: (912) 201-7650


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Heritage Classroom
Go back in time in this authentic replica of a classroom from the 1800s.

 Summer Camp 2018

 

   Art Through the Ages   P-K - 2nd grade  

Campers are learning about arts and crafts from different eras,
creating their
own artwork and exploing Savannah's museums.

     
   Wormsloe

               
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 Celebrate

                    

  Old Town Trolley celebrates 25 years in Savannah 

 Old Town Trolley Tours celebrated 25 years of business on June 7th, 2018. On a mission to help all of Savannah's visitors "See the Best First", Old Town Trolley combines outstanding service, fun facts, in-depth history, and anecdotal humor to provide the best possible vacation experience. 

     Old Town Trolley's celebration featured Leopold's ice cream, local catering, drinks by Congress Street Up, and a photo booth. A portion of the money raised was donated to Massie Heritage Center                 

             

                         

                    

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 Friends of Massie Lecture

  Savannah 2033 –
Where do We
Go from Here?

 In 15 years, Savannah will be celebrating the 300th anniversary of its founding by General James Oglethorpe. To prepare for this landmark event, a unique community led effort has produced a new vision of how Savannah can grow and change over the next decade.

The plan includes a unique network of public space, new transportation system and choices for urban living. Join the three men, Kevin Klinkenberg,  John R. Bennett, and Eric Brown, who masterminded this forward-thinking plan for a conversation about the future.  Sponsored by the Friends of Massie.

      Date: Tuesday June 26, 2018
      Place: Massie Heritage Center
      Address: 207 East Gordon Street
      Time: 7 PM- 8 PM
             (Doors open at 6 :30)
      Seating: Limited 
      R
eservations are necessary  
               
(Call 395-5070)

For over twenty years Kevin Klinkenberg has worked as an urban designer, using the various skills of design, planning and zoning to create walkable communities. He’s worked for developers, cities, not-for-profits and public agencies to create environments that are successful and sociable. Kevin’s been blogging about these issues for years, and wrote a book called “Why I Walk” published in 2014. Today, Kevin lives in Savannah, GA, with his wife and small children and is the Executive Director of the Savannah Development and Renewal Authority, whose mission is to renew, revitalize and develop greater downtown Savannah.

John R. Bennett is the executive director of the Savannah Bicycle Campaign and an adjunct professor at Valdosta State University. He is chair of the Savannah Development and Renewal Authority board, co-chair of the City of Savannah's Mobility Advisory Committee, co-chair of the Coastal Georgia Indicators Coalition Quality of Life Project Team, a member of the Technical Coordinating Committee of the Coastal Region Metropolitan Planning Organization, and vice president of the Ardsley Park / Chatham Crescent Neighborhood Association. Bennett moved to Savannah in 1993.

Eric Brown is a long term practicing New Urbanist Architect. who opened his own practice in Savannah in 1998 to promote and create work following the principles of the Charter of New Urbanism and the practice of traditional architecture and urbanism.  Under Eric’s leadership, Brown Design Studio has won national level awards for design work and local awards as well. Eric has lectured and presented to national level organizations and the firm’s work has been published in several national and local level publications. Eric is also a member of many national level organizations that promote place making and traditional design.

 CMA Award

  Massie Heritage Center Wins
Coastal Museums Association Annual Awards for Excellence

The Coastal Museums Association (CMA) held its fifth annual CMA Awards of Excellence on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, to recognize the exceptional educational and cultural programming delivered by local museums and cultural institutions during the 2017 calendar year.

The Excellence in Exhibition​Award was given to Massie Heritage Center​for the Enslavement to Emancipation: the Struggle for Education, which​ ​tells the story of African American education in Savannah from the early 19th century until the 1960s.  It begins with the “Pioneers of Education”, people like Jane and Catherine Duvaeux, James Simms, James Porter, Mother Matilda Beasley, and Susie King Taylor, who operated clandestine schools here in Savannah when it was illegal to teach a person(s) of color to read or write. The exhibit continues to explore the Freedmen’s schools that were operated here immediately after the Civil War, Massie was one of them for a short period in summer and fall 1865.  These schools were funded by the Freedmen’s Bureau and usually operated by the AMA.  Eventually, most of these schools were incorporated into the Chatham County Public School system in 1872, six years after our local public school system first began in 1866.  .  Finally, the exhibit ends with the story of how a group of brave young men and women integrated two Chatham County schools in 1963.

 

 Event Calendar

7/9/2018 9:00 AM   Digging History 3rd - 5th grade 
Take part in a simulated excavation, make fun crafts, and discover archaeological treasures of the Georgia Coast by visiting local state parks and historic sites
7/23/2018 9:00 AM   Digging History 3rd - 6th grade  
Take part in a simulated excavation, make fun crafts, and discover archaeological treasures of the Georgia Coast by visiting local state parks and historic sites

 

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Massie Heritage Center:
Honoring Our Guides
One of our program guides, Charlotte Landon, was the first city guide to be certified under the new certification system. 

 

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