Slavery and Freedom in Savannah at the Jepson Center for the Arts

March 17th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Slavery and Freedom in SavannahWhen most of us think of slavery in the south, we picture rural plantations and fields of cotton but a new book and an exhibit at the Jepson Center for the Arts in Savannah, Slavery and Freedom in Savannah, looks at the subject of urban slavery.

While rural slavery on the plantations was a more visible fact, urban slavery was instrumental to America’s slave-based economy. The story of the lives of the African Americans – both free and enslaved — who built and worked at various homes in and around Savannah are documented in the exhibit and book, shedding new light on this often forgotten yet integral part of American history.

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Bonaventure Cemetery – Sacred Icon of Savannah

February 27th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Bonaventure CemeteryLocated just east of Savannah on a quiet bluff overlooking the Wilmington River, sits the Bonaventure Cemetery, sacred icon of Savannah.

Boneventure is probably most famous now for the image of it on the cover of John Berendt’s book, “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.” The cover showed the now-famous “Bird Girl” statue, whose new-found fame forced it to be moved to the Telfair Museum of Art for safe keeping – but Bonaventure Cemetery has more to it than just an appearance on a popular book cover.

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Arrrrr – It’s the Pirates’ House!

February 13th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

The Pirates' House - Savannah, GAThere’s a restaurant in Savannah that’s been serving customers since 1753 – for a time you could even get shanghaied there, but they’ve discontinued that service – The Pirates’ House!

Originally constructed in 1734 as part of an experimental garden complex modeled after London’s Chelsea Botanical Garden, the site of The Pirates’ House is the source of the peach trees that Georgia and South Carolina are so famous for, as well as the upland cotton that played a major role in our nation’s early economy.

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The 2014 Savannah Black Heritage Festival

January 24th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

2014 Savannah Black Heritage Festival

The 26th annual, Savannah Black Heritage Festival springs to life this February with three, full weeks of music, dance, theater, art, food, culture, and fun celebrating the contribution of African Americans to the history and development of the United States.

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Savannah!

January 10th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Savannah!Valentine’s Day is just a blink away and Savannah is one of the most romantic cities in the country – why not let that special someone know how much they mean to you and celebrate Valentine’s Day in Savannah!

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Take the Tybee Polar Plunge 2014

December 16th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

It’s January first, 2014: you survived 2013 and the celebrations of last evening. Now you’re looking to start the new year off right – but how?

Look no further. I have got the perfect idea for you: throw yourself in the freezing Atlantic.

No, I’m not trying to be a wiseacre. I’m talking about taking the annual Tybee Polar Plunge on Tybee Island!

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New Year’s Eve in Savannah, Georgia

December 12th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

2013 is almost over – hard to believe, I know but forewarned is forearmed, as they say, and now is a great time to make your plans for a GREAT New Year’s Eve in Savannah.

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The 13th Annual Gingerbread Village Competition

November 28th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

The 13th Annual Gingerbread Village Competition DisplayOnce a year, there’s a section of Savannah where the houses, businesses, the streets and fences, even the people and animals are not all just edible but sweetly so – and some are even frosted!

No, I’ve not gone right out of my tiny, little mind: I’m talking about the annual Gingerbread Village Competition, a free event sponsored by the Savannah Harbor Foundation!

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The 25th Annual Christmas Made in the South Art and Craft Show

November 13th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

Savannah Christmas Made In the South Art and Craft Show

Christmas Made in the South
for that one-of-a-kind gift

There’s always one – if not more than one! – person on your holiday shopping list who is just plain difficult to buy for. No matter what you see, they either already have it or it wouldn’t suit them because it’s just ordinary.

Fear not! A solution is at hand: the 25th Annual, Christmas Made in the South Art and Craft Show is just around the corner. If you can’t find a gift here, it simply doesn’t exist.

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The 2013 Savannah Food and Wine Festival

October 10th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

It’s time to prime your taste buds for the 2013 Savannah Food and Wine Festival!

And what, exactly, is the 2013 Savannah Food and Wine Festival? Why, it’s only the single greatest foodie event on the planet is what!

2013 Savannah Food and Wine Festival

The 2013 Savannah Food and Wine Festival – November 11 – 17

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