Owens-Thomas House and Slave Quarters Museum

July 12th, 2020 by Corey Edwards

The Owens-Thomas HouseThe Owens-Thomas House, located on the northeast corner of Savannah’s Oglethorpe Square, is not only one of the finest examples of English Regency architecture in the country. It’s also home to one of the oldest and best preserved urban slave quarters.

Telfair Museums has been operating the Owens-Thomas House as a historic house museum since the 1950’s. It wasn’t until a renovation in the 1990’s that they discovered the Carriage House had originally been an urban slave quarters. (more…)

Discover Geechee Culture at the Pin Point Heritage Museum

June 16th, 2017 by Corey Edwards

Discover Geechee Culture at the Pin Point Heritage MuseumDiscover the fascinating world of Gullah/Geechee culture and the tiny community of Pin Point at Savannah’s Pin Point Heritage Museum.

Pin Point is a self-sustaining African-American community founded in the 1890’s by the first generation of freed slaves. This tiny and historic creole community is located on the banks of the Moon River a few miles south of Savannah. Pin Point is best known as the birthplace of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

The Pin Point Heritage Museum, located in the former A.S. Varn & Son oyster and shrimp factory in Pin Point, is operated by the Coastal Heritage Society. The museum preserves and explores the Pin Point’s Gullah/Geechee culture through artwork, artifacts, and interactive exhibits. (more…)