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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.


Friends of Massie Present

Proudly Sponsored by the Savannah Downtown Neighborhood Association

DATE: Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 7 p.m.

WHAT: Massie Heritage Center welcomes Early American historian Christopher E. Hendricks for an evening of history exploring life in Victorian Savannah. Learn how this exciting age reshaped Savannah’s landscape, society and architecture. With the dawn of the nineteenth century, the city of Savannah found itself on the cusp of great change as it developed from a provincial colonial capital to a thriving and nationally important port city. Accompanying this shift was an equally exciting revolution in culture as Americans joined their European cousins in revolting against the rationality of the eighteenth-century in favor of emotional responses to experience as they expressed themselves through literature, music, and the visual arts.

WHO: Christopher E. Hendricks,
           Professor of History,
           Armstrong State University

WHERE: Massie Heritage Center
                207 East Gordon Street
                Savannah, Ga. 31401

COST: FREE, open to the public, refreshments served.

RSVP: Reservations are required. Please RSVP by June 6 at (912) 395-5070 or online,

 May Day 2016

 Massie Heritage Center Celebrates May Day 2016

In a tradition that dates back over one hundred and fifty years, students in the Savannah-Chatham Public School System celebrated May Day in Calhoun Square on Tuesday, May 3rd.

Massie Heritage Center sponsors this event for students each year.  This year approximately one thousand students representing ten schools participated.  The mistress of ceremonies for the event was Ms. Kim Gusby of WSAV TV.  She has presided at this event for over ten years.

Students at the various schools danced various traditional folk dances including the May Pole Dance, the La Raspa (Mexican Hat Dance), the Mayim (an Israeli folk dance, the Circassian Circle (a folk dance used in several European countries), the Irish Potpourri (the Irish Washerwoman jig), the Virginia Reel (an English country dance), the Bele Kawe (a traditional African-Caribbean folk dance) , and the Cotton-Eyed Joe (a traditional American country folk dance),

Refreshments for the students were provided by Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church.

 History on Wheels Presents...

  A Journey on the Underground Railroad

In celebration of Black History Month, Massie Heritage Center’s Historical Specialists took students at Coastal Empire Montessori School on a Journey on the Underground Railroad using a traveling exhibit to place students in the middle of history with activity-based learning opportunities as they journey back in time!

This program is designed to be performed within the constraints of a classroom to meet the need for more in-school programming. The program utilizes Massie’s access to artifacts, and images. Interactive elements place the students in the role of an enslaved person traveling on the Underground Railroad. The “Underground Railroad” program was created to be annual program for Black History Month and aligns with the Georgia Performance Standards for various grade levels.

By the end of February 2016, Massie was able to bring this program into 50+ classrooms in the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System - allowing us to reach schools that would normally not have access to Massie and Massie’s resources.

In the future we hope to expand our in-school programming beyond Black History Month and elementary schools to reach middle-school and high-school students and allow for a broader depth of content and subjects.

Call Massie (395-5070) to discuss availability and to schedule a visit to your school.


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 Come Join Us for Summer Camp

 Art Through the Ages

Explore Savannah’s history through art! Campers will enjoy making arts and crafts from different historical periods following Savannah’s artistic past from the Creek and Cherokee to Modern Art.

Field-Trips include the Jepson Center for the Arts and SCAD Museum of Art. The camp will culminate with a gallery show produced by the campers!

(Rising K through 3rd grade students)
Session One: June 6 - June 10 9am-3pm
Session Two: June 13 - June 17 9am-3pm

Digging History

Bring history alive! In this hands-on camp, participants will learn how archaeologists uncover the past, will participate in a simulated "excavation," and will discover all the archaeological treasures of the Georgia coast.

Students will visit local archaeological sites, including Coastal Heritage
Society's Battlefield Park and Wormsloe State Historic Site.

(Rising 3rd through 6th grade students)
Session One: June 27 - July 1 9am-3pm
Session Two: July 11 - July 15 9am-3pm

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Massie Heritage Center:
Honoring Our Guides

One of our program guides, Charlotte Landon, was the first city guide to receive certification under the new certification system. 


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