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A.W. Jones Heritage Center Event Hall

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610 Beachview Dr
Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 United States

February 2020

Recollections with Amy Roberts

February 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
A.W. Jones Heritage Center Event Hall, 610 Beachview Dr
Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 United States

On February 6 at 6 p.m., local historian Amy Roberts will pull from her memory – and her new book – to discuss the African American history of our area. Patrick Holladay, co-author of Gullah Geechee Heritage in the Golden Isles, will join Roberts in an engaging conversation about the important cultural experiences they are working to preserve. Roberts is the Executive Director of the St. Simons African American Heritage Coalition. Holladay is President of the Friends of Harrington School…

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Donald Miller Lecture and Book Signing

February 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
A.W. Jones Heritage Center Event Hall, 610 Beachview Dr
Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 United States

On Sunday, February 16, at 4 p.m., bestselling author Donald L. Miller, Ph.D., is returning to present a program on his latest book, Vicksburg: Grant's Campaign That Broke the Confederacy. This deeply researched history tells the fascinating story of the longest military campaign of the Civil War, which put the Mississippi River under Union control, split the Confederacy, freed more than 100,000 slaves, and solidified the reputation of General U. S. Grant. Thousands of Georgia troops fought for the Confederacy…

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Exploring African American History

February 25 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
A.W. Jones Heritage Center Event Hall, 610 Beachview Dr
Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 United States

On Tuesday, February 25, Coastal Georgia Historical Society will lead a specialty members’ tour of two Savannah-area sites that reveal the rich and varied tapestry of black history on our coast. The morning will begin with a tour of the newly reinterpreted Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, part of the Telfair Museums. In November 2018, Telfair Museums concluded work on its award-winning “Slavery and Freedom in Savannah” project, which transformed the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters’ working cellar, carriage house,…

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