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Labor Day Weekend 2015 kids’ programs @ Savannah area museums, historic sites & state parks

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Old Fort Jackson Labor Day 2015 weekend family events Savannah

Labor Day Weekend 2015 kids programs @ Old Fort Jackson & Fort Pulaski in Savannah & various Georgia state parks include:

A Century of Sentries at Old Fort Jackson, Savannah
Sept 5-7
Bring the kids to Old Fort Jackson to participate in a variety of hands-on activities appropriate for all ages to learn about the daily life of the soldiers stationed at Fort Jackson. Activities include marching, battle reenactments, heavy artillery drill, and musket and cannon demonstrations. Learn about the many individuals and units of the of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Civil War that are part of the story of a Century of Sentries at Old Fort Jackson.
Old Fort Jackson
1 Fort Jackson Road
Savannah, GA 31404
912.232.3945

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Steam train rides @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, Sept. 4-6 2015
Train rides will be at 11AM, 11:30AM, 1PM, 2PM & 3PM Fri. Sept. 4 and Sat. Sept. 5
Sun. Sept. 6 train rides will be at 1PM, 2PM
655 Louisville Rd
Savannah, 31401
912.651.6823

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Living History at Fort Pulaski National Monument
Fort Pulaski returns to the summer & fall of 1861. Join Fort Pulaski as the 1st Georgia Volunteers garrison the fort with a living history weekend event. From company drill and inspections to artillery demonstrations, immerse yourself in a soldiers life as they live in the casemates of the fort, prepared to protect Savannah and the Confederacy.
Fort Pulaski, Fort Pulaski National Monument, U.S. Hwy. 80
9AM-5PM Sept. 5 & Sept. 6
Park Entrance Fee
Contact Name: Joel Cadoff
Contact Email: joel_cadoff@nps.gov
(912) 786-5787 X114. More details here.

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Wormsloe Historic Site, Savannah
Tools & skills that built a colony. See craft demonstrations such as woodworking, blacksmithing, cooking, spinning, flint knapping, leatherworking, woodsman skills, pewter casting and more.
Sat. Sept. 5- Mon. Sept. 7, 2015 10AM -4PM
Cost: $4.50-$10.
912-353-3023.

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Fort McAllister State Park – Richmond Hill, Ga
Come for old fashioned family fun, Civil War-era games, cavalry demos and prizes. Cannon & musket firings by reenactors. Nationally recognized reptile and amphibian expert, Jason Clark, will have his large trailer display of many native reptiles for you to view. At 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., he will present an informative program on snakes.
Sat. Sept. 5, 2015 10AM-4PM
Cost: $5 children, $8 adults (children younger than 6 are free) plus $5 parking.
912-727-2339 or email FortMcAllister.Park@gadnr.org

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Labor Day at Fort King George Historic Site, Darien, Ga.
Watch musket & cannon firings, see various jobs soldiers would “labor” on as part of their duties.
Mon. Sept. 7, 2015 10AM-4PM
Cost: $4.50-$7.50.
912-437-4770.

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Labor Day Commemoration @ Fort Morris Historic Site, Midway, Ga.
Commemorate Labor Day w/ hourly soldier talks, plus musket, cannon firings at this coastal fort.
Mon. Sept. 7, 2015 11AM-3PM
Cost: $3-$4.50.
912-884-5999.

Daily programs, different themes each week @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Savannah Children's Museum School Year Hours

 

Savannah Children's Museum Summer Hours 2015Remember when thinking of things to do with the kids, Savannah Children’s Museum offers daily programs with different themes each week. The programs are included in the purchase of your museum pass and free for members.

Here’s the list of upcoming daily programs.

SCM Daily Programming through Aug.29:
10AM: Rockstar Reading
11AM: Awesome Art
11:30AM: Water Wonders
1PM: Super Science

School hours begin Aug. 30 2015
School Hours
Closed: Monday & Tuesday (for large groups)
Wednesday-Saturday: 10-4
Sunday: 11-4

SCM Daily Programming schedule beginning Sun. Aug.30:
Rockstar Reading: Sunday 11:30AM, Wednesday-Saturday 10:30AM
Awesome Art: Sunday 12:30PM, Wednesday-Saturday 11:30AM
Family Fitness: Sunday 1:30PM, Wednesday-Saturday 12:30PM
Super Science: Sunday 2:30PM, Wednesday-Saturday 1:30PM

Upcoming weekly themes:
Aug 24-29 My Heritage different cultures around the world
Aug 30-Sept 5 Apple Orchard investigate and experiment with apples
Sept 6-12 Down on the Farm Fall harvest and farming
Sept 13-19 Autumn Leaves examine and learn about Fall leaves
Sept 20-26 Change of Seasons learn about the changing seasons
Sept 27-Oct 3 Pumpkin Patch discover and experiment with pumpkins

Email info@savannahchildrensmuseum.org with any questions.

FOR DETAILS ON SCM’S UPCOMING FROGWARTS FALL FESTIVAL 2015, CLICK HERE. 

Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, GA 31401, chsgeorgia.org/SCM, 912.651.6823 Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

 

Historical entertainment: Stranger Than Fiction, An Exploration of the Extraordinary in Old Savannah

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

 Stranger Than Fiction: An Exploration of the Extraordinary in Old Savannah at Davenport House Museum

October 2015: Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m.
Stranger than Fiction: An Exploration of the Extraordinary in Old Savannah at the Davenport House Museum in Savannah

This Halloween season in Savannah experience a New Show from those who have pleased crowds in the past.

During October 2015, see an historical entertainment on the many EXTRAORDINARY ideas, beliefs and objects with which people in the 1820s would have been familiar. Images and phenomena to be considered include VISUALIZATION OF THE SUPERNATURAL, Phantasmagoria, Frankenstein, Animal Magnetism and THE COURT OF DEATH. While visitors maneuver the historic site they will come into contact with those who lived there in 1828 as they hear about what thrilled, scared and horrified Savannahians of that time. Attention will be paid to spiritual convictions of Lowcountry African Americans of the past.

Tickets:
Advance purchase: $22. At the door: $25
Reservations recommended. Limited attendance. Call 912-236-8097 or click here. 

DATES: October 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 and 31
TIME: 7:30 p.m.
LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 90 minutes
Experience a New Show from those who have pleased crowds in the past.
This October see an historical entertainment on the many EXTRAORDINARY ideas, beliefs and objects with which people in the 1820s would have been familiar. Images and phenomena to be considered include VISUALIZATION OF THE SUPERNATURAL, Phantasmagoria, Frankenstein, Animal Magnetism and THE COURT OF DEATH. While visitors maneuver the historic site they will come into contact with those who lived there in 1828 as they hear about what thrilled, scared and horrified Savannahians of that time. Attention will be paid to spiritual convictions of Lowcountry African Americans of the past.

Not suitable for children under 12 years of age.

The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs and maneuver in the candlelit rooms.

Davenport House, 324 E State St, Savannah, 31401, (912) 236-8097,http://www.davenporthousemuseum.org/category/events/

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FOR MORE SAVANNAH-AREA FALL EVENTS, VISIT OUR SAVANNAH FALL FUN GUIDE 2015 HERE. 

Pin Point Seafood Festival, Savannah, Sept. 19

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Pin Point Seafood Festival is a festival that highlights the great taste of seafood from the historical Pin Point community in Savannah.

Live music. All kinds of seafood.

$5 admission. $10 admission to the Pin Point Heritage Museum.

10 AM-8 PM Sat. Sept. 19 2015 @ 9992 Pinpoint Road.

Learn more here.

Pin Point Seafood Festival, 9992 Pin Point Ave, Savannah, Ga. 31406, (912) 596-8631

FOR MORE SAVANNAH-AREA FALL FESTIVALS, VISIT OUR FALL FUN GUIDE 2015 HERE. 

Save the date: Frogwarts 2015 @ Savannah Children’s Museum is Oct. 11

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Frogwarts 2015 Savannah Catch the train to Frogwarts and come to a fall festival full of magic and wonder at Georgia State Railroad Museum and Savannah Children’s Museum.

Don your fall costume, collect candy, and become a member of one of the Frogwarts houses (Croak, Hoppin, Ribbit, or Slime).

Create your wand and take part in Frogwarts classes – Care of Magical Creatures, Charms, Herbology , and more!

More details to come….

Fun for all ages
Sunday, Oct. 11 2015, 11am to 3pm at Tricentennial Park, Savannah
Cost: $12 per person; CHS members only $10.

Savannah Children’s Museum & Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, 31401 Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

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FOR MORE SAVANNAH-AREA FALL EVENTS, VISIT OUR SAVANNAH FALL FUN GUIDE 2015 HERE. 

Old Fort Jackson Auction & Lowcountry Boil, Savannah

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Old Fort Jackson auction Savannah 2015

Join Old Fort Jackson in Savannah August 29, 6-10PM for fun and food at their 34th Annual Silent Auction & Lowcountry Boil. Admission to this event is FREE, but donations are kindly accepted at the door.

Enjoy low country boil, bid in our silent auction, experience cannon firings, historic musket demonstrations, and more! 

All ages welcome

Food and drink pricing is as follows:

Lowcountry Boil Plate…………….$12
Beer, Wine, Mixed Drinks…………$4
20oz Soda…………………………….$2

Event includes family and kid-friendly activities.

Admission is free, dinner is $12 per plate and a cash bar is available.

More details here. 

This year’s item donors and sponsors include:
Revival Fest, Savannah Children’s Museum, Coastal Heritage Society, Snapology of Savannah, LLC, JetBlue Airways, The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, The Brice- a Kimpton Hotel, Mansion on Forsyth Park, Creative Catering, Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah History Museum, North Island Surf and Kayak, The Florence, Port City Logistics, Eddie Kimmer Stage Lighting, B Street Salon, Photos by Rich Burkhart, Stefani Ashley Photography & Fine Arts

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

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

FREE Constitution Day, Savannah

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

FREE Constitution Day Savannah Sept 17

Constitution Day at the Georgia Historical Society

Thursday, Sept. 17
Open 9AM – 6PM
@ Georgia Historical Society’s Hodgson Hall. 501 Whitaker St., Savannah, 31406

Abraham Baldwin’s draft copy of the United States Constitution is one of the national treasures of the Georgia Historical Society collection. One of only a few still in existence, the draft includes the handwritten margin notes of Baldwin, one of Georgia’s signers of the Constitution of 1787.

In celebration of Constitution Day and to kick off the 2016 Georgia History Festival, GHS invites you to experience this piece of American history firsthand.

Stop by the GHS Research Center between 9AM & 6PM on Sept. 17 for a self-guided tour featuring the first public showing of this unique document, along with the educational displays and other one-of-a-kind materials that tell the story of Georgia’s role in the founding of our nation.

Learn more here. 

FOR MORE FREE CHILDREN’S EVENTS, VISIT OUR FREEBIES PAGE BY CLICKING HERE. 

FREE admission to National Parks on Sept. 26, Nov. 11 including Fort Pulaski, Savannah

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Fort Pulaski free admission SavannahOn Sept. 26, Fort Pulaski National Monument near Savannah, will offer free admission.

Fort Pulaski National Monument will be open 9AM- 6PM.

For more info visit www.nps.gov/fopu.

Fort Pulaski National Monument is located on U.S. Highway 80, 15 miles east of Savannah. Learn more at www.nps.gov/fopu  and visit us on Facebook www.facebook.com/FortPulaskiNPS  and Twitter www.twitter.com/FortPulaskiNPS .

Upcoming Fee Free Days @ Fort Pulaski include:
2015 entrance fee-free days are:
• September 26: National Public Lands Day
• November 11: Veterans Day

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Other National parks in our area.
Please check with each park for operating hours and event schedules.

Fort Moultrie, Charleston
Fort Sumter National Monument
Cumberland Island National Seashore
Fort Frederica National Monument, St. Simons Is.

To see the complete list of parks participating in fee free days, click here. 

FOR MORE FREE CHILDREN’S EVENTS, VISIT OUR FREEBIES PAGE BY CLICKING HERE. 

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Junior Park Rangers

Junior Ranger programs at National Parks in Savannah, CharlestonWhen you take kids to tour national parks, you never know how much they are getting out of the visit. Especially for those of us moms who aren’t exactly history experts.

Which is why you need to pick up the Junior Ranger booklets at the visitor centers of national parks you visit. The Junior Ranger program kids engage more during the visits.

Junior Ranger booklets have activities about the national parks for ages 5-12. Junior ranger books are free to any visitor and usually are available at the visitors’ centers. Often, similar programs with more advanced activities are also available for older kids. Just ask at the site’s visitor center.

While doing the activities, children enjoy earning a badge and a certificate.

Nearby national parks/monuments that have Junior Ranger programs include:
*Fort Pulaski National Monument, on U.S. 80 en route to Tybee Island. Info on the Fort Pulaski Junior Program here.
*Fort Sumter & Fort Moultrie national monuments, Charleston, S.C. Info on these forts Junior Ranger program here.
*Cumberland Island National Seashore, Ga. More info here.
*Fort Frederica National Monument on St. Simons Island. Info on the Fort Frederica National Monument Junior Ranger Program here.
*Ocmulgee National Monument in Macon. Info on Ocmulgee’s National Monument Junior Ranger Program here.

Labor Day 2015 programs in Savannah, Richmond Hill; Darien; Midway

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Old Fort Jackson Kids Educational Activities in SavannahLabor Day Weekend 2015 kids programs @ Old Fort Jackson & Fort Pulaski in Savannah & various Georgia state parks include:

A Century of Sentries at Old Fort Jackson, Savannah
Sept 5-7
Bring the kids to Old Fort Jackson to participate in a variety of hands-on activities appropriate for all ages to learn about the daily life of the soldiers stationed at Fort Jackson. Activities include marching, battle reenactments, heavy artillery drill, and musket and cannon demonstrations. Learn about the many individuals and units of the of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Civil War that are part of the story of a Century of Sentries at Old Fort Jackson.
Old Fort Jackson
1 Fort Jackson Road
Savannah, GA 31404
912.232.3945

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Steam train rides @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, Sept. 4-6 2015
Train rides will be at 11AM, 11:30AM, 1PM, 2PM & 3PM Fri. Sept. 4 and Sat. Sept. 5
Sun. Sept. 6 train rides will be at 1PM, 2PM
655 Louisville Rd
Savannah, 31401
912.651.6823

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Living History at Fort Pulaski National Monument
Fort Pulaski returns to the summer & fall of 1861. Join Fort Pulaski as the 1st Georgia Volunteers garrison the fort with a living history weekend event. From company drill and inspections to artillery demonstrations, immerse yourself in a soldiers life as they live in the casemates of the fort, prepared to protect Savannah and the Confederacy.
Fort Pulaski, Fort Pulaski National Monument, U.S. Hwy. 80
9AM-5PM Sept. 5 & Sept. 6
Park Entrance Fee
Contact Name: Joel Cadoff
Contact Email: joel_cadoff@nps.gov
(912) 786-5787 X114. More details here.
Event Schedule Sat. Sept 5, 2015
9:30 am –Sick Call –examination of soldiers to be fit for duty
10:00 am –Morning Parade –Colors to be raised directly following
10:30 am –Infantry Drill
11:00 am –Musket Firing Demonstration
11:30 pm –Cannon Firing Demonstration
12:00 pm –Guided Fort Tour
1:00 pm –Formation of Soldiers
1:15 pm –Pay Call
1:45 pm –Musket Firing Demonstration
2:15 pm –Cannon Firing Demonstration
3:00 pm –Bayonet Drill
3:30 pm –Musket Firing Demonstration

Event Schedule: Sun. Sept. 6, 2015
9:30 am –Sick Call –examination of soldiers to be fit for duty
9:45 am –Morning Parade –Colors to be raised directly following
10:30 am –Church Call
11:30 am –Musket Firing Demonstration
12:00 pm –Guided Fort Tour
1:00 pm –Formation of soldiers
1:30 pm –Musket Firing Demonstration
2:00 pm –Mail Call
2:45 pm –Musket Firing Demonstration
3:00 pm –Guided Fort Tour

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Wormsloe Historic Site, Savannah
Tools & skills that built a colony. See craft demonstrations such as woodworking, blacksmithing, cooking, spinning, flint knapping, leatherworking, woodsman skills, pewter casting and more.
Sat. Sept. 5- Mon. Sept. 7, 2015 10AM -4PM
Cost: $4.50-$10.
912-353-3023.

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Fort McAllister State Park – Richmond Hill, Ga
Come for old fashioned family fun, Civil War-era games, cavalry demos and prizes. Cannon & musket firings by reenactors. Nationally recognized reptile and amphibian expert, Jason Clark, will have his large trailer display of many native reptiles for you to view. At 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., he will present an informative program on snakes.
Sat. Sept. 5, 2015 10AM-4PM
Cost: $5 children, $8 adults (children younger than 6 are free) plus $5 parking.
912-727-2339 or email FortMcAllister.Park@gadnr.org

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Labor Day at Fort King George Historic Site, Darien, Ga.
Watch musket & cannon firings, see various jobs soldiers would “labor” on as part of their duties.
Mon. Sept. 7, 2015 10AM-4PM
Cost: $4.50-$7.50.
912-437-4770.

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Labor Day Commemoration @ Fort Morris Historic Site, Midway, Ga.
Commemorate Labor Day w/ hourly soldier talks, plus musket, cannon firings at this coastal fort.
Mon. Sept. 7, 2015 11AM-3PM
Cost: $3-$4.50.
912-884-5999.

FREE Family Days @ Telfair Museums & FREE Telfair Art Fair, Savannah

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Free Family Days Telfair Museums Savannah Aug. 8  Telfair Museums hosts Free Family Days each month in Savannah.

All Free Family Days are free and open to the public thanks to the sponsorship of the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.

UPCOMING FREE FAMILY DAYS

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
Explore the OT House
Owens-Thomas House
Join us for an afternoon of history, craft demonstrations, and exploration at the Owens-Thomas House. The main floor of the house will be open for interpretive tours in which families will meet characters from the history of the house, including Mary Maxwell and the Marquis de Lafayette, and learn about tea and entertaining customs of the period. Visitors will see demonstrations of traditional methods of spinning and bread making and learn to play games like marbles that were likely played by both the enslaved children and the free children in the household. Families will also see a demonstration of the faux-finishing techniques used in the house and participate in a hands-on marbleizing activity.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10
Impressionism
Telfair Academy
Get ready for Monet and create lasting impressions at the historic Telfair Academy by exploring the painting techniques and the color theory that inspired one of the greatest movements in art. We will help you make your own color book. Go on an impressionism scavenger hunt, play color games in the galleries, and enjoy impressionist music in the beautiful rotunda.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14
Monet at the Telfair Art Fair
Jepson Center & Telfair Square
Enjoy the Telfair Square and the Monet and American Impressionism exhibit at this inside and outside family day. Children can engage in activities in the square sponsored by Dick Blick Art Materials, try plein air painting, make water lilies, participate in story time, learn how to mix colors, and more!

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12
I Have Marks to Make
Jepson Center
Help celebrate the creative spirit and the accomplishments of Savannah artists young and old at Telfair’s annual I Have Marks to Make exhibition. Exploring the empowerment of people through art, the exhibition features works by individuals with disabilities and work by others making art in rehabilitation from injury or illness. Make your own mark in drawing and painting activities led by talented local artists participating in the exhibition, and take part in a moving program of poetry readings and performances at 2 pm, followed by a reception.

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21st Annual Telfair Art Fair

Saturday, November 14 | 10am-5pm (Family Activities from 12pm-4pm)
Sunday, November 15| 12-4pm (Family Activities from 12pm-2pm)

The 21st Annual Telfair Art Fair will be held Nov. 14 & 15 2015 in the heart of historic downtown in Telfair Square in Savannah. There will be an Opening Night Preview on Friday, November 13. This popular southern open air art fair attracts thousands of high-end art collectors, tourists, area residents and families, and is open to artists displaying and selling works in various artistic disciplines including painting, printmaking, drawing/pastel, digital media, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics/pottery, photography, furniture, glass, textiles/fiber, and mixed media. Approximately 85 artists will be selected for the 21st Annual Telfair Art Fair and $11,000 in prizes will be awarded.

The Telfair Art Fair promotes the mission of developing awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the arts and serving as a dynamic cultural center connecting people of all ages and backgrounds.

Blick Art Materials is proud to support the Telfair Art Fair and be the official sponsor of the Children’s Activities.

FOR MORE LOCAL KIDS’ EVENTS, VISIT OUR EVENTS CALENDAR BY CLICKING HERE.

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

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FOR MORE SAVANNAH-AREA FALL EVENTS, VISIT OUR SAVANNAH FALL FUN GUIDE 2015 HERE. 

Free admission Sept. 5 & 6; 1st full wknd of each mth @ EdVenture Children’s Museum & other nearby museums

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

The first full weekend of each month means free weekend access to some of nearby museums through Bank of America’s Museums on Us program. Free admission is for the adult cardholder only. Regular admission applies to children and additional guests.

Free Bank of America Museum on Us 2015 dates are Sept. 5 & 6; Oct. 3 & 4; Nov. 7 & 8; Dec. 5 & 6.

Nearby participating museums include:

EdVenture Children’s Museum

EdVenture Childrens Museum in Columbia, S.C.
211 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201

See our list of Things To Do in Columbia, SC With Kids by clicking here. 

Other participating museums include

Atlanta History Center
High Museum of Art in Atlanta
Tellus Science Museum, Cartersville

The Museum of Science and History in Jacksonville (MOSH), Fla.
Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, Fla

Who is eligible?

To qualify for Museums on Us, you must be a Bank of America or Merrill Lynch card customer. Simply present your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card along with a photo ID to gain one free general admission to any participating institution. Cardholders only; guests are not eligible for free admission.

When is it available?

With qualifying identification, customers can enjoy free admission on the first full weekend of every month.

For a full list of participating museums, please visit the Museums on Us site.

FREE Raise the Wreck Festival for all ages, July 25, Savannah

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

Raising CSS Savannah US Army Corps of Engineers’ “CSS Georgia ‘Raise the Wreck!’ Festival” with underwater archaeology, scuba diving, Navy robots and more

This free, public event on July 25 2015 highlights the ongoing recovery of the Confederate ironclad vessel, the CSS Georgia, and its history. Underwater archeology is currently taking place in the river where the vessel was scuttled, adjacent to Old Fort Jackson in Savannah, where the event will take place. Learn more here. 

The festival is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with dive activity scheduled during the first hour and a half.

When: July 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Old Fort Jackson
1 Old Fort Jackson Road
Savannah 31401
Cost: Free to the public
Age suitability: All Ages
Contact number: 912-652-5777
CSS Georgia website: http://1.usa.gov/1G6S2Hn

The CSS Georgia is an ironclad gunboat built in Savannah for the Confederacy in 1862. Area women formed the Ladies Gunboat Association to raise the money for its construction. The vessel was used as a floating battery anchored at Fort Jackson, upstream from lines of channel obstructions near the upper end of Elba Island. The vessel’s position and the river obstructions protected the City of Savannah from a Union naval approach. Confederate troops scuttled the vessel in December 1864 during the approach of General William T. Sherman’s Union troops.

The “CSS Georgia ‘Raise the Wreck!’ Festival” will provide opportunities for the public to examine artifacts recently recovered from the CSS Georgia wreck site, view recovery operations on the dive barge immediately offshore and talk with historians and archeologists involved with the recovery.

Other activities at the festival include:
Games, hands-on activities, and displays at various booths
Demonstrations and presentations from archeologists, divers, and others
Videos, images, and displays about historical information connected to the CSS Georgia
Firing of the fort’s 32 pounder cannon
Opportunities to interact with Navy robotics
Self-guided tours of the fort
Interaction with costumed interpreters
And a few other surprises.

Recovery of the CSS Georgia is an important component of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project. The festival is sponsored by the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Loyalists & Liberty: Kids’ American Revolution interactive program @ Savannah History Museum

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Kids' American Revolution summer program Savannah History Museum The story of Savannah’s role in the American Revolution comes alive this summer @ Savannah History Museum.

This hands-on family-friendly experience starts in Savannah History Museum, where you will learn about colonial life, conditions of a soldier in the American militia, and events leading up to the 1779 Battle of Savannah. The program concludes on Battlefield Memorial Park with musket firing demonstrations, while you join in a reenactment of the militia attack on the British fortification.

This experiential program is offered on select days this summer at Savannah History Museum at 10:30AM, Noon, 1:30PM, and 3:00PM.

For more information, please call 912.651.6840 ext. 303.

UPCOMING DATES FOR THIS PROGRAM

Aug. 21-22 2015. 10:30AM, Noon, 1:30PM, and 3:00PM. Details here.
Aug. 28-29 2015 10:30AM, Noon, 1:30PM, and 3:00PM. Details here. 

Savannah History Museum, 303 MLK Jr. Blvd., www.chsgeorgia.org/SHM, Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Free “Life’s a Beach” Family Day @ Jepson Center for the Arts, Savannah, July 11

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Free kids' events in SavannahTelfair Museums will host a beach-themed Free Family Day July 11 from 1-4 pm at the Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W York Street, on Telfair Square.

The day celebrates the exhibition Life’s a Beach, which features works by British photographer Martin Parr.

During Free Family Day, guests can transport themselves to exotic beaches by having their photo taken in front of a beach chair green screen.

Other activities include gallery games, flip-flop decorating and kite making. The Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary and the Tybee Island Marine Science Center will set up activity tables in the Jepson atrium. Local artist William Kwamena-Poh will display his watercolor portraits of the peoples and scenes of the Ghana coast.

All Free Family Days are free and open to the public thanks to the sponsorship of the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.

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Summer programs at the Jepson Center:

Mommy and me activities Savannah Stroller Art ToursStroller Tour: Life’s a Beach

Thursday, July 16, 9:30 – 10:15 am, Jepson Center for the Arts

Adults with infants from 2–18 months and their siblings are welcome. Tour is included with museum admission and always free to members. Ten infant spaces are available; pre-registration is available online at telfair.org/family or by calling 912.790.8827.

Open to our youngest visitors, Stroller Tours are monthly gatherings at which parents and caregivers can enjoy a morning at the museum while also engaging infants with art. This month jump into Martin Parr’s photographs of beaches around the world and compare them with the beach we have right down the road. Come explore coastal life through a different lens.

toddler preschooler art programs SavannahTelfair Tots: Life’s a Beach

Thursday, July 16, 10:30 – 11:30 am, Jepson Center for the Arts

Adults with preschoolers ages 2–5 and their younger siblings are welcome. Activity fee is $5 per participating child; regular museum admission applies for caregivers; always free to adult museum members. To register, please call 912.790.8827 or visit telfair.org/family.

Once a month, preschoolers and their adult companions are invited to the museum for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. This month make your own flip-flops! Take the time to celebrate the summer and decorate your own summer fun flip-flops—we’ll have all the materials and great example ideas as well.

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Drop-in Camps

July 20–31

Morning session: ages 8–12, 9 am–12 pm

Afternoon session: ages 12–18, 1–4 pm

Classes limited to 17, pre-registration required Members $25 a class, non-members $35

Join us for a specific project or sign up for all! Parents who want to keep their kids active during the final weeks of summer can bring them by the museum for daily projects. Each day we provide the materials, guidance, and space for children to do it their way.

Mondays—Drawing in the galleries

Tuesdays— Printmaking, with a focus on screenprinting

Wednesdays— Drawing robots and sculptures that light up

Thursdays—Drawing in the galleries

Fridays—Painting

Print Yourself! Mini Me 3D Printing Pop Icons

Saturdays August 1- September 3, 1-4pm, Jepson Center for the Arts

Members $50 | Non-members $75

3D printed figurines are the craze lately and in this celebration of pop culture, we are inviting you and your loved ones to have your own mini me sculpture printed in pop colors. Come by the Jepson Center’s studio on Saturday between 1-4pm and strike a pose while we make a digital scan of you. It only takes 5-10 minutes to get scanned and we will mail the figurine and digital 3D image to you as soon as the printing is complete.

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Girl Scout Days July 11 & 25 @ Massie Heritage Center, Savannah

Sunday, June 28th, 2015

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Join Massie Heritage Center in Savannah for two Girl Scout Days.

Saturday, July 11 2015: Girl Scout Life in Mid-19th Century Savannah program.

Participants will create heritage crafts, play traditional Victorian games, partake in a simulated 1850’s school day in Massie’s Historic Classroom, including writing with quill pens, and much more.

Depending on the level of the scout, students may also complete “chores” such as making candles and butter, or explore some of the historic squares of downtown Savannah on a short walking tour. They will also be earning the Listening to the Past Brownie Try-it Badge or Playing the Past Junior Badge and will have several items to bring home.

This program is 9AM-noon. Cost: $15 per participant and leaders are free. Registration is required and ends Monday, July 6 2015. Please visit www.massieschool.com or contact Melanie Hoffman at Massie Heritage Center at Melanie.hoffman@sccpss.com for more information.

Learn more here. 

Saturday, July 25 2015: Girl Scout Georgia’s Native Peoples program.

Participants will learn about the Muscogee and Cherokee Indians of Georgia as they create clay effigies or pottery, hear traditional stories and play native games and tour all of the exhibits at the Massie Heritage Center, including Massie’s Native American room with authentic artifacts.

Depending on the level of the scout, students may also cook cornbread and plant seeds or learn about the Trail of Tears and take a walking tour to see the gravesite of Tomochichi, the Mico (leader) of the Yamacraw Indians. They will also be earning the Georgia’s Native Peoples Brownie Try-It Badge or Junior Badge and will have several items to bring home.

This program is 9AM-noon. Cost: $15 per participant and leaders are free. Registration is required and ends Monday, July 20 2015. Please visit our website at www.massieschool.com or contact Melanie Hoffman at Massie Heritage Center at Melanie.hoffman@sccpss.com for more information.

Massie Girl Scout Days @ Massie Heritage Center, Savannah

207 E. Gordon Street
Savannah, Georgia 31401
912-395-5070
Saturday, July 11 & Saturday, July 25
9AM-Noon
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, July 6 for the July 11th program; Monday, July 20 for the July 25th program.
COST: $15 per participant/ leaders are free.

Learn more here. 

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Daily programs, different themes each week @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Savannah Children's Museum School Year Hours

Savannah Children's Museum Summer Hours 2015Remember when thinking of things to do with the kids, Savannah Children’s Museum offers daily programs with different themes each week. The programs are included in the purchase of your museum pass and free for members.

Here’s the list of upcoming daily programs.

SCM Daily Programming through Aug.29:
10AM: Rockstar Reading
11AM: Awesome Art
11:30AM: Water Wonders
1PM: Super Science

School hours begin Aug. 30 2015
School Hours
Closed: Monday & Tuesday (for large groups)
Wednesday-Saturday: 10-4
Sunday: 11-4

SCM Daily Programming schedule beginning Sun. Aug.30:
Rockstar Reading: Sunday 11:30AM, Wednesday-Saturday 10:30AM
Awesome Art: Sunday 12:30PM, Wednesday-Saturday 11:30AM
Family Fitness: Sunday 1:30PM, Wednesday-Saturday 12:30PM
Super Science: Sunday 2:30PM, Wednesday-Saturday 1:30PM

Upcoming weekly themes:
Aug 24-29 My Heritage different cultures around the world
Aug 30-Sept 5 Apple Orchard investigate and experiment with apples
Sept 6-12 Down on the Farm Fall harvest and farming
Sept 13-19 Autumn Leaves examine and learn about Fall leaves
Sept 20-26 Change of Seasons learn about the changing seasons
Sept 27-Oct 3 Pumpkin Patch discover and experiment with pumpkins

Email info@savannahchildrensmuseum.org with any questions.

FOR DETAILS ON SCM’S UPCOMING FROGWARTS FALL FESTIVAL 2015, CLICK HERE. 

Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, GA 31401, chsgeorgia.org/SCM, 912.651.6823 Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser