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How to register early for Savannah Santa Train 2018, Dec. 8

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

Savannah Santa Train 2018 Georgia State Railroad Museum

Registration for the general public opens Mon. Nov. 12 2018 for the favorite holiday kids’ event – Savannah Santa Train – which will be Dec. 8 this year @ Georgia State Railroad Museum and Savannah Children’s Museum. 

Kids can a short ride on a steam locomotive, create holiday themed crafts with community partners, visit with jolly old St. Nicholas & much more.

Want to register earlier than Nov. 12 for Savannah Santa Train? Become a Coastal Heritage Society member and receive access to a suite of benefits, including early registration on many of their signature events. Find membership info here. 

Starting Nov. 23, through the end of the holidays, CHS Members will receive 20% discounts at all CHS Gift Shops. 

To register early for Santa Train 2018, CLICK HERE.

Santa Train registration opens to the general public Mon. Nov. 12 2018.
Santa Train
Georgia State Railroad Museum
655 Louisville Rd.
Savannah, GA 31401

To celebrate the tenth-annual event, there will be more workshops and special programming than ever before. Guests can build a holiday wonderland with Snapology, enjoy caroling from Savannah Stage Company, see and purchase handmade holiday spinning tops created by the Lowcountry Turners, enjoy performances from “A Charlie Brown Christmas” by Savannah Children’s Theatre and design holiday cards for hospital patients with Savannah Children’s Museum’s “Carts with heART” program.

Other activities for visitors will include learning how to shoulder a musket during Toy Soldiers Training, festive holiday dancing with Three Fold Chord, engaging in STEAM learning to see how a chimney works during Chimney Science, celebrating different cultures during our “Holidays Around the World” scavenger hunt, taking a holiday-themed ride on a historic steam locomotive and sharing a Christmas wish with Santa Claus. The Salvation Army will also be bringing their mobile canteen with free donuts and coffee.

In addition to the many workshops and activities, visitors can purchase a gourmet grilled cheese from The Big Cheese food truck and have a sweet treat for dessert from Leopold’s Ice Cream.

Savannah Santa Train is hosted each year by Georgia State Railroad Museum and Savannah Children’s Museum. Tickets are $15 per person for all guests eighteen months and up and pre-registration is required.

To register early for Santa Train 2018, CLICK HERE. Train rides are available every twenty minutes, so please select a time to reserve your spot. Activities-Only tickets are also available for guests who do not wish to ride the train.

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Upcoming events @ Savannah Children’s Museum & Coastal Heritage Society sites

SCM & Ga State Railroad Museum CLOSED for Savannah Food & Wine Fest: Sat. Nov. 10 – Sun. Nov. 11 2018

Free admission to Savannah Children’s Museum for active military & veterans in recognition of Veterans’ Day: Mon. Nov. 12 2018

Sensory Soft Sunday (RSVP required). For families who have children w/ special needs or autism.  The museum will open their doors from 9-11AM, so families can explore & enjoy the space with less concern regarding crowds (weather permitting). Details here. : Sun. Nov. 18 2018

Savannah Santa Train: Sat. Dec. 8 2018

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FOR MORE LOCAL KIDS’ HAPPENINGS, VISIT THE EVENT CALENDAR HERE. 

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

Fun for kids @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Savannah

Monday, October 29th, 2018

Lots going on during November & December 2018 @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. for

Free Family Fun Night Hilton Head Is. Kids Activities

FREE Family Fun Night, Dec. 7

First Friday of the month
5:30-7:30PM
Join The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head  FREE Family Fun Nights .

This is a community event designed to bring families together for a cost-free evening of creativity and play.

Weather permitting, the Bounce House and Big Blue Blocks will be available for play outdoors, or you can explore our exhibits and enjoy a craft indoors. Light refreshments will also be served free of charge.

FREE & FUN for all ages.

Free Family Fun Night
Fri. Dec. 7, 5:30-7:30PM

Supported by The Bargain Box

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Make Take Play Sandbox Children's Museum

 

Make, Take and Playday Fun Series

The Sandbox Children’s Museum
18 Pope Ave, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928

Need a break from Sunday Football? Crave some crafting time while your child plays? Come to The Sandbox for this fun new series designed for moms, dads, grandparents, or caregivers. While your child plays in the museum and engages in a STEM based craft (supervised by our staff), you can get your pinterest on by crafting and making in our loft!
Monthly Theme
December: Christmas DIY Home Décor Project: Dec. 2 2018
$30 per adult ($25 for members) includes materials for craft/project and admission for (1) child ($5 for each additional child)
***Children must be age 3+ ***
Sign up for all 3 sessions for $75 ($60 for members)
Call 843-842-7645 to reserve
Space limited to 10 slots

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Sandbox Children's Museum HIlton Head Birthday Bash 2018

Sandbox Birthday Bash, Nov. 21

The Sandbox is 13 years old! Come celebrate this birthday at The Sandbox with the family.
Wed. Nov. 21, 2018
“Birthday Bash” Celebration, 10AM-2PM

The Sandbox’s parking lot will be turned into a carnival, complete with bounce house, “corn hole”, and other carnival games with prizes, cotton candy station, holiday crafts including decorating sugar cookies and ornaments, BBQ lunch with all the “fixins” and of course, birthday cake. To get everyone in the holiday spirit, kids of all ages can play in the snow!

Event admission: $5 for members, $10 for non-members.
Military and senior discounts are available.
First come, first serve. Space and activities limited in the event of rain.

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Sandbox Birthday Bash
Wed. Nov. 21, 2018, 10AM-2PM
The Sandbox Children’s Museum
18 Pope Ave
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

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November 2018 Hours:

Tuesday – Saturday, 10AM-5PM

Closed Saturday, November 10th
due to St. Andrew by the Sea United Methodist Church Fall Festival

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Save the date: Savannah Santa Train 2018, Dec. 8

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Savannah Santa Train 2018 Georgia State Railroad Museum

Save the date for the favorite holiday kids’ event – Savannah Santa Train – which will be Dec. 8 this year @ Georgia State Railroad Museum and Savannah Children’s Museum. 

Kids can a short ride on a steam locomotive, create holiday themed crafts with community partners, visit with jolly old St. Nicholas & much more.

Want to register for Savannah Santa Train today? Become a Coastal Heritage Society member and receive access to a suite of benefits, including early registration on many of their signature events. Find membership info here. 

Santa Train registration opens to the general public Mon. Nov. 12 2018.

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Upcoming events @ Savannah Children’s Museum & Coastal Heritage Society sites

Old Fort Jackson’s Annual Auction & Lowcountry Boil. Fun for the whole family: Sat. Nov. 3 2018. Details here. 

SCM & Ga State Railroad Museum CLOSED for Savannah Food & Wine Fest: Sat. Nov. 10 – Sun. Nov. 11 2018

Free admission to Savannah Children’s Museum for active military & veterans in recognition of Veterans’ Day: Mon. Nov. 12 2018

Sensory Soft Sunday (RSVP required). For families who have children w/ special needs or autism.  The museum will open their doors from 9-11AM, so families can explore & enjoy the space with less concern regarding crowds (weather permitting). Details here. : Sun. Nov. 18 2018

Savannah Santa Train: Sat. Dec. 8 2018

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FOR MORE LOCAL KIDS’ HAPPENINGS, VISIT THE EVENT CALENDAR HERE. 

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

Old Fort Jackson 37th Annual Silent Auction 2018, Savannah

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

Old Fort Jackson Savannah Annual Auction 2018

Save the date for Old Fort Jackson 37th Annual Silent Auction fund raiser Sat. Nov. 3 2018, 5-9PM.

Guests can enjoy beautiful views of the Savannah River, a silent auction featuring many unique luxury items, observe artillery and musket demonstrations by costumed historical interpreters and eat delicious Lowcountry cuisine provided by Creative Catering.

The money raised from this fundraiser will directly support Old Fort Jackson in Savannah and will help support daily educational programming as well as special events.

The Annual Auction will have dozens of highly sought-after items for guests to bid on, including a 2-night stay at Tybee Beach Vacation Rentals valued at $600, an inflatable paddleboard from North Island Surf and Kayak valued at $625, 4 tickets to Atlanta Zoo valued a $104, a makers workshop for 6 to Salacia Salts valued at $240 and an Old Fort Jackson Soldier’s experience to learn how to fire the cannons valued at $750.

Old Fort Jackson in Savannah is the oldest standing brick fort in the state of Georgia and one of only five remaining Second System coastal brick fortifications in the United States. The site is solely reliant upon admissions and donations from community supporters to continue operating as a public historic site.

Admission to this event is free of charge.

The Annual Auction is a family event and all ages are welcome.

A Lowcountry boil and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase.

This event is made possible by generous support from: Savannah Hardscapes, Dunn Foundation Inc, and Creative Catering.

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Old Fort Jackson Auction 2018
Sat. Nov. 3, 2018
5-9PM
Old Fort Jackson
1 Fort Jackson Rd, Savannah, Georgia 31404

(Hilton Head, Bluffton Halloween events) Spookalicious @ The Sandbox Children Museum

Saturday, September 29th, 2018

Spookalicious Halloween Sandbox Children's Museum

Bring your ghosts and goblins dressed in their costumes to play to Spookalicious @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is.

Themed crafts and activities. Decorate a special Halloween cookie. Scavenger hunt for a bag of treats.
Special Saturday Admission: $5 per person age 1 & older. Up to 12 months is free
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Spookalicious @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum 
Sat. Oct. 27, 2018, 10AM-5PM
The Sandbox Children’s Museum
18 Pope Ave, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928

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Make Take Play Sandbox Children's Museum

 

Make, Take and Playday Fun Series

The Sandbox Children’s Museum
18 Pope Ave, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928

Need a break from Sunday Football? Crave some crafting time while your child plays? Come to The Sandbox for this fun new series designed for moms, dads, grandparents, or caregivers. While your child plays in the museum and engages in a STEM based craft (supervised by our staff), you can get your pinterest on by crafting and making in our loft!
Monthly Themes
October: Halloween DIY Home Décor Project: Oct. 7 2018
November: Thanksgiving DIY Home Décor Project: Nov. 4 2018
December: Christmas DIY Home Décor Project: Dec. 2 2018
$30 per adult ($25 for members) includes materials for craft/project and admission for (1) child ($5 for each additional child)
***Children must be age 3+ ***
Sign up for all 3 sessions for $75 ($60 for members)
Call 843-842-7645 to reserve
Space limited to 10 slots

The Sandbox Children’s Museum, 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 Fall Festivals 2018) Frogwarts Harry-Potter inspired-event, Oct. 14

Monday, September 17th, 2018

 

Frogwarts Savannah Harry Potter 2018

Save the date: Frogwarts annual Harry-Potter inspired event hosted by Coastal Heritage Society in Savannah will be Sun. Oct. 14, 2018, 11AM-3PM. Register online for tickets to Frogwarts here. 

Georgia State Railroad Museum and Savannah Children’s Museum will transform into a magical fall festival for a Harry Potter-themed day of fun

At Frogwarts, families are transported into a whimsical world at Frogwarts School of Magic. This year’s classes will include Wand Making, Potions, Fortune Telling, Defense Against the Dark Arts: Glow in the Dark Fun!, Care of Magical Creatures with Georgia Reptile Society, Quill Writing, Herbology, Muggle Studies and Quidditch. Attendees can also take a ride on our steam locomotive, the “Frogwarts Express”.

Students of Frogwart’s School of Magic begin their experience by riding on the Frogwarts Express, the fully operational steam locomotive. They are then greeted by Hagrid and escorted to make their wands, be selected for their house by the sorting hat, and participate in a variety of Frogwarts classes such as Care of Magical Creatures, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Astronomy, and the hugely popular Potions Class.

Some CHS community partners will also be leading workshops, including Snapology with Harry Potter LEGO building, Savannah Stage Company with a cast of some of our favorite Harry Potter characters, and the Solar System Ambassadors providing Astronomy lessons. Leopold’s Ice Cream will be on-site serving Harry Potter inspired sweet treats.

Costume contest: “Frogwarts” guests in outstanding costumes will be selected to participate in our costume contest. The winners will receive some cool prizes.

Tickets

Tickets are limited, so be sure to pre-register for your chance to join the fun. Please note that day-of tickets are first come, first served and a train ride is not guaranteed.

Register online for tickets to Frogwarts here. 

Coastal Heritage Society members receive priority boarding on the Frogwarts Express. Get info on how to become a member here. 

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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Things to do with toddlers in Savannah: Art Start @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Toddler Thursday Telfair Art Start Preschoolers

Telfair Museums in Savannah invites their youngest patrons to the Jepson Center for story time, a special tour & an art activity on the third Thursday morning of each month.

Strollers, crying babies & older siblings are all welcome @ this monthly program.

Art Start: Stroller and Toddler Tours
3rd Thursday of Every Month
10:30-11:30AM
$5 per child / adult members free / adult non-members $12

Start your day with art with our new and combined programs! Once a month, our youngest patrons are invited to the museum for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Strollers, crying babies, toddlers, and older siblings are all welcome here. Come play and learn with us!

Sept. 20
10:30am–11:30am
Theme: The Language of Vision: Early Twentieth-Century Photography.”
Learn more & register here.

Oct. 18
10:30am–11:30am
Theme: Monet to Matisse: Masterworks of French Impressionism from the Dixon Gallery and Gardens.
Learn more & register here.

Nov. 15
10:30am–11:30am
Theme: Pam Longobardi’s works on view at the Jepson Center.
Learn more & register here. 

Dec. 20
10:30am–11:30am
Theme: Monet to Matisse: Masterworks of French Impressionism from the Dixon Gallery and Gardens.
Learn more & register here. 

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Technology & Art Gallery 
Daily during museum hours
Kids’ can interact with technology at the Jepson Center for the Arts. Complementing the ArtZeum, the Jepson Center’s Technology and Art Gallery is a great place for visitors of all ages to explore interactive and new media art. This long-term rotating exhibit introduces viewers to new media works that use various types of video & computer processing.

Remember: museum admission is always free for children ages 12 & younger.

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Jepson Center kids' activities Savannah

Drop-In Studio
Different project each month
Daily 1-4PM
Jepson Center
FREE with museum admission

Unleash your creativity in the Jepson Center studios every day for artmaking projects for all ages. Work at your own pace and comfort level. Each month features a special project designed to connect with a specific exhibition at the museum. A studio assistant is always on-hand to answer questions and assist guests. Drop-In Studio is open all year round & perfect for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Remember: museum admission is always free for children ages 12 & younger.

Drop-in Studio Monthly Themes

September
The Language of Vision-inspired projects

October 
Monet to Matisse painting projects

November
Recycled art projects

December
Monet to Matisse painting projects

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JEPSON CENTER
207 W. York St. Savannah, 31401

Jepson Center for the Arts, 912-790-8800 or visit www.telfair.org. Telfair Museums is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Daily programs @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

Savannah Children's Museum Daily Programs

During the school year, Savannah Children’s Museum offers daily programming Wednesdays through Sundays.

School Hours: 
Monday & Tuesday: CLOSED (large groups)
Wednesday – Saturday: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 4:00pm
*Please note that the Museum may close due to weather conditions.Call ahead for accurate closing information at 912-651-4292.

(*Savannah Children’s Museum will open on weekdays that Chatham County schools are closed.)

Admission:

$7.50 per person (aged 18 mo. and older)
Ask about the discount combination ticket

Savannah Children’s Museum is a magical outdoor space located at Georgia State Railroad Museum in the old Central of Georgia Carpentry Shop. Expert educators create fun daily programming so children and families learn while they play.

You can purchase tickets at each of the museum’s gift shops or take advantage of the Discount Combination Ticket.

Email info@savannahchildrensmuseum.org with questions.

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(Hilton Head Kids’ Events) FREE Family Nights @ Sandbox Children’s Museum

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

Free Family Fun Night Hilton Head Is. Kids Activities

FREE Family Fun Nights @   The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. 

First Friday of the month
5:30-7:30PM Dec. 7 2018
Join The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head  FREE Family Fun Nights .

This is a community event designed to bring families together for a cost-free evening of creativity and play.

Weather permitting, the Bounce House and Big Blue Blocks will be available for play outdoors, or you can explore our exhibits and enjoy a craft indoors. Light refreshments will also be served free of charge.

FREE & FUN for all ages.

Upcoming Free Family Fun Nights
Fri. Dec. 7, 5:30-7:30PM

Supported by The Bargain Box

The Sandbox Children’s Museum
18A Pope Avenue,
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
843.842.7645

The Sandbox Children’s Museum, 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

STEM & Maker Fest @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Sunday, August 26th, 2018

STEM Maker Fest 2018 Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head

STEM & Maker Fest @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is. Sept. 22, 2018

Come tinker, create, innovate, and celebrate at The Sandbox Children’s Museum.

Enjoy a few hours of exploring, tinkering and making with STEM related demonstrations, a tinkering/making station and bounce houses.

This is an event where all ages can experiment and learn together.

STEM Maker Fest
Sat. Sept. 22, 10AM-2PM
The Sandbox Children’s Museum
18A Pope Ave
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Admission: $12 per person/$7 per person for members; $10 for seniors and active military, up to 12 months free

Activities (all INCLUDED) scheduled include:

Museum Admission and access to all exhibits including the museum’s newest, “The Shadow Wall”
Craft projects
STEM related demonstrations (including a LEGO demonstration by Chris Sudduth), Filtering Light Demo and Magic Milk Demo
Fix-It Clinic
I3 (Imagine.Invent.Inspire.) Makerspace
Bounce houses and a mini train ride!
Facepainting
Family games and activities (Corn Hole, mini walking stilts, big blue building blocks, etc)
Sno-cones and Popcorn machine
“Island Explorer” Corner: Excavation Station, Spin the Wheel (Everyone’s a winner!) and Friends from The Coastal Discovery Museum.
And also included, a visit from “Captain Jack Sparrow” and a scavenger hunt. 11AM-1PM

There will be hot dogs and burgers fresh off the grill for purchase. (Space and activities limited in the event of rain)

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New hours, upcoming events @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Monday, August 20th, 2018

Savannah Children's Museum

On Labor Day, Savannah Children’s Museum will change to their school-year schedule. The museum will be open Wednesday through Saturday, 10AM -4PM; on Sundays 11AM-4PM, and closed Mondays & Tuesdays.

School Hours: Sept. 5-May 28
Monday & Tuesday: CLOSED (large groups)
Wednesday – Saturday: 10AM- 4PM
Sunday: 11AM – 4PM

Admission Cost
$7.50 per person (aged 18 mo. and older)
Free admission for Coastal Heritage Society members. Become a member here.

*Please note that the Museum may close due to weather conditions. Call ahead for accurate closing information at 912-651-4292.

SCM Special Open Days & Events.

Healthy Me! Sat. Sept. 8, 10AM-2PM. Learn more here. 
Sensory Soft Sunday Sun. Sept. 9, 9-11AM. Families with special needs are invited to spend time on site before the museum opens to general admission guests. Guests are asked to RSVP to shempen@chsgeorgia.org. Learn more here. 

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Free Family Day: Monet to Matisse @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Oct. 20

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Free Family Day Telfair Museums Jepson Center

Enjoy a day celebrating Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art @ FREE Family Day @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center in Savannah. Theme: Monet to Matisse.

Children and families can try out pointillist painting techniques, make miniature Impressionist paintings, and go on a scavenger hunt of the exhibition.

Local artists will be on hand to lead plein air painting demonstrations in front of the museum, and local musicians will provide a program of Impressionist music in the auditorium at 2PM.

This event is free & open to the public.

FREE Family Day: Monet to Matisse
1-4PM Sat. October 20 2018
Jepson Center
207 W York St.
Savannah, GA

Investment is provided by the City of Savannah and the Georgia Power Foundation.

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‘Healthy Me’ family event @ Savannah Children’s Museum, Sept. 8

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Healthy Me Savannah Children's Museum

Savannah Children’s Museum will host a day of healthy living and family fun, showcasing our many health and wellness programs and great community partnerships. The event, called “Healthy Me!” will take place on

Healthy Me!
Sat. Sept. 8 2018,10AM-2PM
Savannah Children’s Museum
655 Louisville Rd.
Savannah, GA 31401

The event will feature some Coastal Heritage Society’s Mobile Museum programs, including Cooking Matters using the Charlie Cart mobile kitchen and Bonnie’s Garden, a garden on wheels that can deliver nutritional programming at any location. Savannah Children’s Museum educators will also lead interactive programming that encourages whole body wellness.

Many of of the museum’s community partners will be on-site, including Yogi Palz offering kids yoga classes, The Memorial Health Dwaine and Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah will lead a veggie relay race, Dogwood Dentistry will teach the proper ways for kids to brush their teeth, Savannah Children’s Theatre will perform “Hansel and Gretel Learn How to Eat Right” at noon.

Healthy Savannah and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire will share information about their work in the Savannah community.

Cost

“Healthy Me!” is included in the cost of Savannah Children’s Museum admission, $7.50 for all guests 18 months and older. This event is free for Coastal Heritage Society members. Learn how to become a member of the Coastal Heritage Society here. 

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FREE Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters Reinterpretation Community Celebration, Savannah

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Telfair invites the local community to participate in the unveiling of new interpretive exhibits at the Owens-Thomas House and Slave Quarters. The product of years of research, new interpretive and hands –on exhibits will tell the full story of the free and enslaved people who lived and worked on the site in the early 19th century. Free & open to the public. Learn more here. 

Owens-Thomas House and Slave Quarters Reinterpretation Community Celebration
1-4PM.
Sat. Nov. 17 2018
Owens-Thomas House and Slave Quarters
124 Abercorn St. Savannah

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Free admission to Georgia State Railroad Museum & more sites for Lift Every Voice: Free Community Day

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Lift Every voice free community day Savannah 2018

Some Savannah historic sites will offer free admission days, other programming highlighting African American history on Sat. Aug. 18 or Sun. Aug. 19 2018 as part of Lift Every Voice: Free Community Day.

Lift Every Voice: Savannah’s African American Historic Sites Free Day will offer free or reduced fee access and special programming relating to the contributions of Savannah’s African American people to the area’s history, from the colonial period through the 20th century.

The participating sites are: Beach Institute, in partnership with City of Savannah, Research Library and Municipal Archives; Georgia Historical Society; Georgia State Railroad Museum; Ossabaw Island Foundation; Pin Point Heritage Museum; and Telfair Museums’ Owens-Thomas House; Fort Pulaski National Monument.

Programs at each site will focus on African American history connections and will include a variety of activities for guests of all ages.
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Georgia State Railroad Museum & Pin Point Heritage Museum, Aug. 18

Georgia State Railroad Museum and Pin Point Heritage Museum in Savannah will participate in Lift Every Voice on Sat. Aug. 18 2018.

Georgia State Railroad Museum will give tours exploring the unique African American contributions to the history of the Central of Georgia Railway and other railroads throughout America. Visitors will learn about their expanded historical interpretation to share more diverse stories at this museum.

Pin Point Heritage Museum will offer tours about Gullah/Geechee culture, given by the residents who grew up in the small, close-knit community. Guests can learn about the unique lifeways, from daily life to religion, language and food. The Pin Point community was founded in 1896 by freedmen after the Civil War.

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Free admission to Telfair Museums’ Owens-Thomas House, Aug. 19

On Sun. Aug. 19, receive FREE admission to the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters in Savannah for a special tour focused on the lives of Emma, Peter, and Diane, who were some of the enslaved people who lived on the site.

Several Savannah area cultural organizations and sites are collaborating in August to honor our community’s African American history, in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC).

Lift Every Voice, whose name comes from the historic song of the same name by James Weldon Johnson, began as a global initiative by the Smithsonian, encouraging partners, organizations, and individuals who study, love, or support African American history and culture to join NMAAHC in their inaugural year celebration (2016- 2017).

Free admission Noon-5PM, Sun. Aug. 19 2018
Owens-Thomas House
124 Abercorn St.
Savannah, Georgia 31401

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Free admission to Fort Pulaski National Monument, Aug. 19

Fort Pulaski National Monument in Savannah will participate in Lift Every Voice: Savannah’s African American Historic Sites Free Days on Sun. Aug. 19, 2018.

The park will offer special programming highlighting the enslaved people’s courageous escapes to Union lines following the fort’s recapture in 1862. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about post-emancipation life on the Sea Islands and lift their own voices about what freedom and bravery mean to them.

Membership to Coastal Heritage Society includes free admission to all five Savannah museums, sites

Monday, August 6th, 2018

Coastal Heritage Society membership Savannah Children's Museum

With the new school year underway, why not add a Coastal Heritage Society Membership to your back-to-school shopping list?

Each Membership to Coastal Heritage Society helps Savannah Children’s Museum and CHS give back to our community in a variety of ways. Membership dues directly impact the CHS ongoing preservation and education projects, while giving you access to all of CHS interactive educational programs.

As a member, you gain access to a variety of benefits including:

  • One year of free admission to all five sites! (Savannah Children’s Museum, Georgia State Railroad Museum, Old Fort Jackson, Savannah History Museum, Pin Point Heritage Museum)
  • Free train rides at Georgia State Railroad Museum
  • Exclusive invitations to lectures and events
  • Early registration for popular events like Frogwarts & Savannah Santa Train
  • Discounted registration for CHS Summer Camps
  • Free daily programs, including cannon firings, guided site tours, and more!
  • Free admission to Healthy Me!, Bug Fest, STEAM Fest and more!

Learn how to become a member of the Coastal Heritage Society here. 

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