Savannah’s Pin Point Heritage Museum

June 24th, 2019 by Corey Edwards

Pin Point Heritage MuseumSavannah’s Pin Point Heritage Museum is your doorway to the tiny African American community of Pin Point and the creole Geechee/Gullah culture of the Lowcountry.

Pin Point is a unincorporated community located just a few miles south of Savannah on the banks of the Moon River. If the name sounds familiar to you, it may be because it is the birthplace of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

Pin Point was founded in the 1890’s by the first generation of freed slaves. Isolated for nearly a century, the people within developed their own, creole language and way of life: becoming the Gullah/Geechee. (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…)

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