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FREE Family Day; Cool Yule Holiday Museum Sale; Living History Programs @ Telfair Museums

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Free Savannah Holiday Events: Jepson Jingle tree lighting, festivities

Free Holiday Festivities & Tree Lighting at the Jepson Jingle, Dec. 2.

Telfair Museums and Libbie Summers invite Savannah to a free holiday tree lighting on Tues. Dec. 2 from 5-7PM in the Eckburg Atrium of Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, 207 West York St. Summers is partnering with Telfair Museums to create a holiday tree because she was so deeply moved and inspired by the Whitfield Lovell installation, Deep River, currently on display at the Jepson Center. Local artists and art teachers will decorate the tondos similar to those in Lovell’s installation to create one-of-a-kind ornaments for the grand holiday tree in the atrium of the Jepson Center.

Additionally, aspiring artists from the Savannah public school’s 4th grades have created self-portrait tondo ornaments through Telfair Museums’ 4th grade School Tour Program which will adorn two smaller trees. Telfair serves 2,500 4th graders each year through this program that Telfair has run since the 1930s.

Free admission and light refreshments, graciously provided by the Jepson Café. All galleries will be open to visitors. The artist-made tondo ornaments will be available for purchase for $25 with all proceeds benefiting the Telfair Museums’ extensive children’s education and outreach programming. Learn more here. 

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Free kids' events in Savannah

Free Family Day: I Have Marks to Make, Dec. 6
1-4 p.m. December 6. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W York St.
Make your mark at the Jepson Cnter with hands on activities for all ages as a part of the 20th anniversary weekended celebrating I Have Marks to Make. Longtime “Marks” artist and instructor Kenneth Martin will be on hand to discuss his work with visitors and the museum will present a 3 pm performance called “Be Brave, Leave Your Mark” by Jacksonville-based performance artist Liz Gibson. Born with 7 fingers, Gibson calls her work “deformance art empowerment” teaching the overcoming of adversity and empowerment through storytelling, songs anf visualy props. Free and open to the public. Details here.

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Cool Yule Holiday Shopping Sale 2014 Savannah Telfair Museums

Cool Yule Sale, Dec. 6-7
10a.m- 5p.m. December 6
12-5p.m. December 7
Jepson Center for the Arts and the Owens-Thomas House
207 W. York Street and 124 Abercorn Street.
Holiday shopping and Member’s Double Discounts are offered again this year during Cool Yule weekend. Discounts apply to all shoppers at two of our Telfair Museums sites! Exclusively at the Jepson Center store, we present a children’s book signing on Saturday the 6th and the annual Artists Trunk Show all week­end. Several local children’s book authors and illustrators will be reading and signing their books, and local artists offer hundreds of unique gifts that your friends and family will love. Make it an afternoon at the Jepson—the store provides free gift wrapping, a children’s activity table, and refreshments!

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Savannah 150th Civil War Anniversary Programs

“Savannah in the Civil War,” A Film by Michael Jordan, Dec. 11
6 p.m. December 11. Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St.
Local filmmaker/historian Michael Jordan’s 90-minute film highlights events and people who played a role in Savannah’s Civil War story. More than a dozen historians discuss forces that shaped Savannah’s war years, and thirty local actors portray important Savannahians of the time. Characters include Suzie King Taylor, the only African-American woman to keep a journal during the war, and Francis Bartow, who suggested gray as the Confederate military uniform color. Learn about the massive prisoner-of-war camp in that housed thousands of Union prisoners in Forsyth Park, the dramatic battle between ironcal warships in Ossabaw Sound and other key events. General museum admission and free to museum members.

“The Eve of Occupation” Living History Program, Dec. 12-14
6 p.m. and 7 p.m. December 12, 13, & 14. Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St.
Telfair Museums present a living history program interpreting the Union occupation of Savannah from the perspective of the Telfair family.

From the beginning of the Civil War, Savannahians had viewed the conflict and its horrifying consequences as distant spectacles. On December 10, 1864, everything changed. 60,000 Union Troops maneuvered on the outskirts of the city. Confederates, numbering only 10,000 successfully retreated to Hardeeville. Lacking military defense, on December 21st, Mayor Richard Arnold made a plea for peaceful surrender of the city:

“…we… the people of Savannah… do hereby resolve that we seek to have peace by laying down our arms, and submitting to the national authority under the Constitution… laying aside all differences and burying by-gones in the grave of the past, we will use our best endeavors to bring back the prosperity and commerce we once enjoyed.” Tickets are $20 per adult and $5 per child.

Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. on Telfair Square, 912.790.8800, www.telfair.org, Telfair Museums is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FOR MORE SAVANNAH-AREA HOLIDAY FAMILY EVENTS, VISIT OUR HOLIDAY FUN GUIDE 2014 BY CLICKING HERE. 

Holiday Tours of Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace Nov. 20-Dec. 30; Candlight Tours Davenport House Museum Dec. 26-30, Savannah

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

download (7)Christmas 1886 with the Gordons
Nov. 20– Dec. 30 2014
Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace

Step back in time at the Juliette Low Birthplace, beautifully decorated for the holidays. Explore customs during the Victorian era and how the Gordons celebrated in 1886. The table is set for Christmas dinner, the stockings are ready in Mama’s bedroom, and the vintage “Game of Merry Christmas” is out. Admission charged. Admission costs here. 
(10 E. Oglethorpe, Savannah 31401)
Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10AM -4PM
Sunday 11AM-4PM
Closed Wednesdays, Thanksgiving Day, Dec. 24 – 26, 28, 31 including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve.
Open Nov. 28 1-4 PM

Details here. 

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Holiday Evening Tours by Candlelight
Davenport House Museum
December 26-30 2014
6 -8:30PM
Enjoy a glimpse of how the elite celebrated the holidays in the 19th Century in the Old South. This is a real taste of colonial life you won’t find anywhere else. (324 East State St. Savannah 31401)
Details including admission cost here.

FOR MORE SAVANNAH-AREA HOLIDAY FAMILY EVENTS, VISIT OUR HOLIDAY FUN GUIDE 2014 BY CLICKING HERE. 

Savannah Holidays 2014: FREE holiday tree lighting, festivities @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Dec. 2

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Free Savannah Holiday Events: Jepson Jingle tree lighting, festivities

Free Holiday Festivities at the Jepson Jingle, Dec. 2.

Telfair Museums and Libbie Summers invite Savannah to a free holiday tree lighting on Tues. Dec. 2 from 5-7PM in the Eckburg Atrium of Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, 207 West York St.

Summers is partnering with Telfair Museums to create a holiday tree because she was so deeply moved and inspired by the Whitfield Lovell installation, Deep River, currently on display at the Jepson Center.

Summers will cut circular discs or tondos, similar to the tondos in Lovell’s installation, from a tree felled at Bethesda Academy.

Local artists and art teachers will decorate the tondos to create one-of-a-kind ornaments for the grand holiday tree in the atrium of the Jepson Center.

Additionally, aspiring artists from the Savannah public school’s 4th grades have created self-portrait tondo ornaments through Telfair Museums’ 4th grade School Tour Program which will adorn two smaller trees. Telfair serves 2,500 4th graders each year through this program that Telfair has run since the 1930s.

Free admission and light refreshments, graciously provided by the Jepson Café. All galleries will be open to visitors.

The artist-made tondo ornaments will be available for purchase for $25 with all proceeds benefiting the Telfair Museums’ extensive children’s education and outreach programming.

For more information please click here or contact Molly Carrott Taylor, Director of Development, at 912.790.8865.

FREE year membership for military

Remember: Military – active, reserve, and retired – and their families are invited to Telfair Museums free of charge through November 10, 2015, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Fifth Third Bank (Georgia). Learn more about that here.

Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. on Telfair Square, 912.790.8800, www.telfair.org, Telfair Museums is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FOR MORE SAVANNAH-AREA HOLIDAY FAMILY EVENTS, VISIT OUR HOLIDAY FUN GUIDE 2014 BY CLICKING HERE. 

Telfair Museums in Savannah offers two educational programs for babies, toddlers, preschoolers

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Telfair Museums in Savannah has two fun & educational programs for young children – babies, toddlers & preschoolers – to visit the museum, learn and make art together.

Mommy and me activities Savannah Stroller Art ToursStroller Tours Stroller Tours 3rd Thursday of Every Month
9:30-10:15am
Telfair Museums is excited to introduce its newest program for the stroller set! Join Telfair Museums for a monthly gathering where parents & caregivers can enjoy a morning at the museum while also engaging infants with art. Babies thrive on dynamic environments, so each month we’ll explore a different set of artwork. There will be touchable toys for the little ones, adult conversation for you & like-minded art lovers. Finish your visit with a leisurely talk over complimentary coffee & tea in Telfair Museum’s café. Strollers, crying & older siblings are all welcome here.

December 18 – Color/Contrast
Discover different ways colors are combined in abstract and representational works in Savannah Collects.

Infants from 2-18 months and adults welcome. Included with museum admission; free to members. Ten spaces are available.

CLICK HERE TO PRE-REGISTER or contact Glenna Barlow at 912.790.8821.

toddler preschooler art programs SavannahTelfair Tots 3rd Thursday of Every Month
10:30-11:30am
Start your day with art! Once a month preschoolers aged 2 ½ – 5 and their adult companions are invited to the museum for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Younger siblings are welcome to tag along. Come play and learn with us!

December 18 – Silver and Gold
These shiny metals aren’t just for jewelry. Take a walk with us to explore the various metals and materials used in sculptures around the museum. Then you‘ll create your own modified brass rubbings in silver and gold.

Activity fee is $5 per participating child; regular museum admission for caregivers. Adult members are always free.

CLICK HERE TO PRE-REGISTER or contact Glenna Barlow at 912.790.8821.

The two above new programs are in addition to other kids’ programs currently offered by Telfair Museums in Savannah including WCWM (What Can We Make?) & FREE Family Days offered one Saturday a month. Details here. 

Jepson Center, 207 W York St. Savannah, 31401 , http://telfair.org/learn/family-programs Telfair Museums is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

FOR MORE MOMMY & ME ACTIVITIES IN SAVANNAH & THE LOWCOUNTRY, CLICK HERE. 

Military members & their families receive one year of free admission @ Telfair Museums, Savannah

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

Free year of admission to Telfair Museums for military families In honor of Veterans Day, Fifth Third Bank (Georgia) is partnering with Telfair Museums in Savannah to offer one year of free admission for military personnel and their families.

The promotion, which begins this Veterans Day Nov. 11, 2014, is available to all retired and active-duty service members as well as those in the Reserves. In addition, Fifth Third Bank is also offering the Job Seeker’s Toolkit – a free, comprehensive online job search training program from national reemployment solutions company NextJob – to all U.S. military and veterans until Dec. 31, 2014.

Upcoming attractions at Telfair Museums include:
· A celebration of art as healing therapy, featuring artwork by local military veterans.
· A screening of an award-winning documentary film, Savannah in the Civil War.
· Several paintings by Winston Churchill in addition to photographs, letters and other personal belongings on loan from his descendants. As part of the exhibit, Telfair will team up with the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force and other partners.
· Exhibits on Andy Warhol and art from the 1990s.
· A major event showcasing the legendary French painter Claude Monet, displayed alongside America’s own Impressionist painters.

Telfair also offers monthly events for infants and preschoolers and has the city’s only indoor, interactive children’s art museum in Savannah. Learn more about Telfair’s regular infant and preschooler programs by clicking here.

Telfair Museums’ sites are open Sunday and Monday from noon to 5 p.m. and Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regular adult tickets cost $20 for a three-site pass. For more information, visit www.telfair.org.

Jepson Center, 207 W York St. Savannah, 31401 , http://telfair.org/learn/family-programs Telfair Museums is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Celebrate Sandbox Children’s Museum’s 9th Birthday, Hilton Head Is., Nov. 26

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

afbb8c1c-3eab-4c9a-99d4-014d2e1cbbd1The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. is turning 9!
Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 10am-2pm
(closing at 2pm, space & activities will be limited in the event of rain)

The museum parking lot will be turned into a carnival, complete with bounce house, “corn hole”, our new “building blocks”, carnival games with prizes, a cotton candy station, special activities in the museum, holiday crafts (ornaments & decorating sugar cookies), a BBQ lunch with all the “fixins”, and of course, birthday cake.

Special event prices:
Adults & Children $10; up to 12 months FREE
($8 for members, seniors and active military)
(all proceeds benefit the museum’s non-profit programs)
(sorry, coupons not valid for admission)

Please feel free to call for more info and how to be an event sponsor or birthday donor.

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Book Reading by Santa Claus, Dec. 23 2014

Santa Claus himself will read the classic and then visit with children at the Museum (10:30-12noon). Space is limited to the reading (at 10:30am) so sign up when you get here, first come first serve. Included in Museum Admission

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WEEKDAY KIDS EVENTS @ THE SANDBOX

The Sandbox Children’s Museum offers regular weekday programs for kids including:

Imagination Hour
Special story followed by a special craft, first come first serve. Included in Admission
Every Thursday at 10:30am

Discover Imagine Grow Program Topics
Tuesdays, 10:30am-11:30am
First come, first serve, Sign up at Front Desk
All themes and topics parallel the SC Core Curriculum Standards. Geared for Pre school children age 3-5 years.
Empowerment through Play
Through the guise of play and exploration, D.I.G will empower young children by encouraging and guiding development of the skills needed for their success in learning and in life: language and literacy, reading and writing, math and science, and social, emotional, and physical well-being. The Sandbox outreach programs will not only compliment the work being done by parents, caregivers, and educators but will include them in the learning process and provide ideas for them to continue to foster growth and curiosity.

Program Topics
November
Nov. 18 Science/Staying Healthy/The Body

December
Dec. 2 Science/Staying Healthy/Dental
Dec. 9 Science/Staying Healthy/Emotions
Dec. 16 Science/Experimenting with Fun!/Science Experiments

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NOON Year’s Eve Event

NOON Year’s Eve Celebration December 31, 2014, 10am-2pm
Want to celebrate the New Year without staying up till midnight?
Come to The Sandbox for a family fun event guaranteed to kick off your New Year on the right foot!

Featuring: Special games, activities including our bounce house (weather permitting) and a chance to play in the snow, fun arts & crafts, light lunch, and party favors!

Event Price: $10.00 for Adults and Children 1 and over. Up to 12 months FREE. (Members, Active Military and Seniors $8.00)
*Coupons not valid for this event*

For more information about The Sandbox, visit www.thesandbox.org  or call (843) 842-7645 or e-mail crinehart@thesandbox.org .

The Sandbox Children’s Museum, On Facebook here. 18-A Pope Avenue, next to St. Andrew’s by the Sea United Methodist Church, Hilton Head Is., 29928 www.thesandbox.org The Sandbox Children’s Museum is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Savannah Santa Train 2014 @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, Dec. 13

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

Savannah Santa Train 2014: Holiday Christmas Kids' Events in Savannah Hilton Head Is. Make sure your kids get a chance to enjoy this popular Savannah holiday tradition: the Savannah Santa Train.

This is Savannah’s own Polar Express themed event with train rides, holiday arts and crafts, story time, facepainting and visits with Santa.

When: Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 9A until 5P
Where: Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Road, Savannah, GA 31411
How Much: $15 per person for all those older than 18 month old

PRE-REGISTRATION and PRE-PAYMENT Required.

Register by clicking here. 

Space is limited and this event always sells out so register soon.

Highlights include:

♦ The first train ride departs at 9am. The last ride leaves at 4:30pm. Each ride is approx. 15 minutes and riders will debark at the Paint Shops for great holiday fun!

♦ Crafts will be ongoing all day from 9am-5pm

♦ Santa will be at the museum all day long!

♦ Story Time will be every hour starting at 10am and ending at 4pm.

♦ Facepainting will be from 12pm to 3pm in the Roundhouse. Each face will be $3-CASH ONLY.

♦ Leopold’s Ice Cream will be for sale from 10am until 5pm. $3-$5 – CASH ONLY.

Learn more here. 

Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Road, Savannah, 31401, http://chsgeorgia.org/ On Facebook here.Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Special living history programs @ Fort Pulaski Nov. 8-9; free admission Nov. 11

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Free Veterans Day Nov. 11 2014 at Fort Pulaski National MonumentFort Pulaski National Monument in Savannah salutes veterans with special programs Nov. 8 & 9 2014 & free admission on Veterans Day Nov. 11.

November 8-9: Fort Pulaski National Monument will honor our nation’s veterans with a special living history event in the historic fort. The 48th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment will recreate many aspects of daily life at a major Civil War-era post.

A variety of programs will be offered throughout the weekend allowing visitors to learn about military inspections, mail calls, barracks life, and infantry drills. A special military salute to veterans will be offered at 4 p.m. on Saturday.

FREE admission Nov. 11: To commemorate Veterans Day, the National Park Service will waive all entrance fees. Savannah’s national park – Fort Pulaski National Monument – will be fee free Tuesday, November 11.

Fort Pulaski National Monument is located on U.S. Highway 80, 15 miles east of Savannah. For more information, click here nps.gov/fopu or call (912) 786-5787.

FREE Family Fun Night @ Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Sandbox Children's Museum SavannahFREE November Free Family Fun Night @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head 

THEME: MILITARY and FIRST RESPONDER NIGHT

Friday, November 7th, 5:30-7:30 pm
Free admission, fun crafts & activities.
Meet local First Responders & tell them “THANK YOU!”.
Make a personalized card or letter for a deployed soldier.
Top it off with Free Refreshments (while it lasts)
Our Troops would love to hear from you.

Sponsored in part by: The Bargain Box

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Veterans Day at the Sandbox, Nov. 11

CELEBRATE VETERAN’S DAY AT THE SANDBOX
Tuesday, November 11th, 10am-5pm

Special Offers for Military Members & their families:
½ price admission
$25 off an annual membership

Offers only valid 11/11/14. Valid military ID required.
Other coupons cannot be combined with this offer.

Adults, Children, Members: $6, Seniors and Active Military: $5, Children Up to 12 Months: free

Programs include Discover Imagine Grow, 10:30-11:30 AM. Program topic: Art/Lets Get Creative/Messy Creations. Program details here. 

For more information about The Sandbox, visit www.thesandbox.org  or call (843) 842-7645 or e-mail crinehart@thesandbox.org .

The Sandbox Children’s Museum, On Facebook here. 18-A Pope Avenue, next to St. Andrew’s by the Sea United Methodist Church, Hilton Head Is., 29928 www.thesandbox.org The Sandbox Children’s Museum is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Special Veterans Day 2014 program: Experience the lives of Fort Jackson soldiers, Savannah, Nov. 11

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Old Fort Jackson Savannah

Bring the kids to special Veterans Day programs @ Fort Jackson , Savannah. Experience the lives of the soldiers stationed at Fort Jackson during the American Revolution, War of 1812, and the Civil War. Children’s activities included.

Kids can experience the lives of soldiers during three wars.

Present and former military FREE.

Nov. 11, 2014

Where
Old Fort Jackson
1 Fort Jackson Road
Savannah, GA 31404
912.232.3945

For hours & admission costs, click here.

Coastal Heritage Society manages Old Fort Jackson, a historic fort located on the Savannah River three miles east of downtown Savannah, www.chsgeorgia.org/, Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser