The third annual Savannah Antiques and Architecture Weekend promises exciting, live jazz music and sees the inclusion of the Armstrong-Kessler Mansion. Don’t miss out – February 28 through March 2nd, 2019.
The focus of this year’s Savannah Antiques and Architecture Weekend is the Jazz Era of the 1920’s and 30’s. The theme was inspired by the addition of a special event to this year’s festivities: inaugural tours of the recently restored Armstrong-Kessler Mansion. There is no finer example of jazz-era architecture in Savannah than the Armstrong-Kessler Mansion and this event celebrates the mansion’s 100th anniversary.
The Savannah Antiques and Architecture Weekend also offer chances to tour the sanctuary of St. John’s Church, The Andrew Low House, and The Green-Meldrim House.
Savannah Antiques and Architecture Weekend was started in 2017 by Georgia’s chapter of The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America (NSCDA). The NSCDA currently owns or operates more historic properties than any other organization in the country, except for the Federal Government.
Savannah Antiques and Architecture Weekend benefits Savannah’s Andrew Low and The Green-Meldrim Houses – and you, too! The weekend is full of fun and unique events. There will be book signings, talks, historic home tours, dinners, silent auctions, and lots and lots of great, live jazz.
One big draw every year is What’s in Your Attic? This is your opportunity to have your own antiques appraised. This year’s appraisers are local jewelry expert, Jane Mullino, and two Antiques Roadshow stars: Amanda Everard and Lark Mason!
This year’s event will also feature local actors bringing some of Savannah’s interesting, jazz-era characters back to life. Julien Green, Sophie Meldrim, Juliette Low, and others will be there “in person” to talk about their life and times during Savannah’s jazz-age.
2019 Savannah Antiques and Architecture Weekend Event Schedule
Thursday, February 28
5pm to 7pm – Cocktails with Interior Designer Carleton Varney
319 Abercorn St – featuring Stutz Wimmer on Sax
Friday, March 1
11:30am to 1:30pm – Draper and the Jazz Age: Lunch & Learn
700 Drayton St. – featuring Interior Designer Carleton Varney and Bill Smith on Guitar
6:30pm to 9:30pm – Evening Gala and All That Jazz
The Green-Meldrim House, 14 West Macon Street – featuring Mitch Hennes on bass, Stutz Wimmer on sax, and Bruce Spradley on guitar
Saturday, March 2
10am to 11am – All That Jazz in Savannah Lecture by Paula Fogarty & Teddy Adams
27 West Charlton Street – featuring Teddy Adams on trombone and Bill Smith on guitar
9:30am to 3:30pm – What’s in Your Attic?
27 West Charlton Street – featuring appraisers Jane Mullino, Amanda Everard, and Lark Mason
10am to 4pm – VIP Historic Tours
The Andrew Low House, The Green-Meldrim House, and St. John’s Sanctuary – featuring Stutz Wimmer on sax at The Andrew Low House and Randall Reese on sax at the Green-Meldrim House and St. John’s Church
11:30am to 1pm – Luncheon, Lecture, and Inaugural Tour of the Armstrong-Kessler Mansion
450 Bull Street | Savannah, GA 31401 – featuring Eric Jones on piano and Isabelle Waters on vocals
Savannah Antiques and Architecture Weekend 2019
February 28 – March 2, 2019
All events on the schedule require tickets, and some have sold out already. If you hope to attend, now is the time to collect your tickets.
Visit savantiquesweekend.com to learn more about this event. You can also follow it on Facebook.
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