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Savannah History Museum - Offering More Than Meets The Eye.
I've lived in Savannah, Georgia for the majority of my thirty one years (give or take four or five), and I'm always pleasantly surprised at the little gems my hometown has to offer.
I stumbled across such a gem today, as I toured the Savannah History Museum with my husband and two toddlers. This fairly sized museum offers more historical facts about Savannah than meets the eye.
A great place for the family, this kitschy museum offers something for everyone. From war buffs, to train enthusiasts, local Savannahians and tourist alike will be amazed at all the history Savannah, Georgia has to offer.
The Savannah History Museum provides one and all with enough little-known history facts to keep them coming back for more. History facts such as:
1.) the first African American officer of the Woman's Army Corp (Charity E. Adams),whose unit was the only organization of black women to serve oversees during World War II
2.) 1779 census statistics of Savannah which included:
450 houses, 6 squares, 2 churches, 1 orphanage, 1 council house, 1 courthouse, 20-25 plantations*
750 whites (free and servants)* of English, Scot, German, Swiss, French, Italian, Portuguese, and American descent
950 blacks (slaves and free)* of African, West Indian, and American descent [*Approximate numbers displayed]
3.) the contributions Savannahians made in the Civil War and the American Revolution
This museum is not for adults only, there are several hands on activities to keep your smaller children entertained. Such as:
1.) an interactive display dedicated to the history of hats
2.) a visual replica that allows your child to compare his/her height and arm length with the wing span and height of several birds
3.) an sketching area that provides supplies for your youngster to tap into their inner artist
Providing a unique dining experience (you can actually dine on a old train car!) it's definitely a historical site for the whole family to enjoy.
(to get admittance fee, hours, address, directions and more, go to http://www.savannah.com/the-savannah-history-museum/)