RICHMOND HILL, GA – APRIL 27, 2022 The Vets United 2022 resource festival, organized by Team Savannah for Veterans and sponsored by American Veteran Properties, is set for 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, May 21 at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill. This family friendly event will feature live music, food trucks, vendors, and a variety of veteran-centric organizations and groups, such as the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CVMA) 25-2, SD Gunner Fund, American Legion, Fight the War Within, Provisions for Patriots, and many others. In addition, there will be bounce houses, a dunk tank, and other activities for children to enjoy.

In addition to his support in the form of title sponsorship, American Veteran Properties owner Eric Lukkarinen will be giving away a Remington 700 SPS rifle, worth approximately $960. There is no cost to enter the drawing. Attendees should stop by the AVP table to sign up for this free opportunity to win the rifle, though participants must be age 18 or older to enter. The drawing will take place at 5 p.m., at the conclusion of the festival, and the winner need not be present at the time his or her name is drawn. If necessary, the winner will be notified by phone or email.  

Event coordinators and Team Savannah for Veterans Leaders Chris O’Malley and Thomas Nash look forward to welcoming fellow veterans and their families to the festival, which they think attendees will find helpful.

“We’re proud to put this event on as something that will benefit members of the military community and allow them to explore the resources available to them,” O’Malley said. “Plus, it’s  a great opportunity for families to come enjoy a spring day outdoors, check out the vendors, grab lunch, let the kids play – just have a little fun.”

Lukkarinen, also a veteran, signed on as the event’s title sponsor as a way to show his appreciation for military members as well as the organizations that serve them. He added the free rifle giveaway to encourage attendees to circulate, explore the booths staffed by veteran-based businesses and organizations, and make connections.

“This will be a great event. I’m looking forward to talking with a lot of veterans, their families, and people excited to support veterans. As a former soldier myself, I’ve seen how helpful programs like this one are to both active and former military members,” Lukkarinen said. “Come on by AVP’s booth, chat with us, let us get you signed up for the free rifle giveaway, and learn more about how we help military families in this community.”

American Veteran Properties offers the highest quality advice and support for military members to make the best decision for themselves and their families, in addition to helping military members enjoy homeownership while building and growing personal wealth. For more information, please visit, call 912-385-3000, email or visit them on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn.

For more information on the Vets Untied 2022 resource festival, to sign up as a vendor, or to become a sponsor, please visit


For media inquiries, please contact Hollie Barnidge at or 912-272-8651, Lesley Francis at or 912-429-3950 or the team at 912-417-LFPR (5377). 


RICHMOND HILL, GA – APRIL 27, 2022 American Veteran Properties recently welcomed new agent Chloe Castillo to its team of seasoned real estate professionals. Like AVP’s other agents and staffers, Castillo’s military connection makes her a great fit for the agency.

Castillo’s husband, James, served 10 years in the U.S. Army, eight of which were spent in the 3/160th SOAR unit. As a military family, the Castillos and their three children have relocated several times, a few of which meant finding a new home in a very short period of time. Chloe found those experiences stressful and difficult for her family, so she’s eager to help ensure a smooth and easy transition for other military families facing the same challenges she dealt with. Before earning her real estate license and launching her career, Castillo worked in the medical field for 13 years. She is ready to put her market knowledge and experiences as a military spouse to work for AVP’s clients and looks forward to making new connections.

“I am here to help you every step of the way so that your closing process is smooth and enjoyable. I’m excited to combine my skills, passion, and energy with American Veteran Properties to build lasting relationships with clients and better our community,” Castillo said.

AVP owner and CEO Eric Lukkarinen was a soldier himself in the U.S. Army until 2001. After completing his service, he was a Realtor for 20 years, amassing sales experience with a concentration in buyer and seller residential transactions. Lukkarinen loved serving his country, but always had an eye on the future and an entrepreneurial inclination, which drove him to officially launch AVP last year.

With his team, Lukkarinen teaches military veterans how to take advantage of their benefits to make their families comfortable while building upward mobility and growing their personal wealth. It’s an extremely important concept that, if utilized correctly, can greatly improve a service member’s quality of life and set them up for a nice life following their exit from the military, according to Lukkarinen.

“We’re really happy to have Chloe on board with us at American Veteran Properties. As a military spouse whose family is used to service life, I know that Choe and I share the same values and work ethic. I’m confident she will work hard to ensure her clients have wonderful experiences when buying, selling, and renting homes with our company, and I know Chloe prioritizes the care and preservation of families, just like the rest of my team,” Lukkarinen said.

American Veteran Properties offers the highest quality advice and support for military members to make the best decision for themselves and their families, in addition to helping military members enjoy homeownership while building and growing personal wealth. For more information, please visit, call 912-385-3000, email or visit them on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn.


For media inquiries, please contact Hollie Barnidge at or 912-272-8651 or Lesley Francis at or 912-429-3950 or the team at 912-417-LFPR (5377).



RICHMOND HILL, GA – April 22, 2022 – Lesley Francis Public Relations (LFPR) has announced the promotions of three current employees and the addition of a new employee. 

Kristyn Fielding, who has been with LFPR for six years, was elevated from senior account manager to account director. Allie Robinson, a two-year LFPR veteran and former senior account executive, is now an account manager, and Crystal Vogel, a team member of four years, is now the social media and design manager. LFPR also welcomed Emily Vonck, who served as the agency’s spring 2022 intern, to the team as a marketing assistant. Fielding and Robinson graduated from Georgia Southern University, which will soon be Vonck’s alma mater as well; Vogel earned her degree at Armstrong State University.

“I am delighted to have each one of these ladies on my team and thoroughly enjoy working with them daily,” LFPR founder and CEO Lesley Francis said. “Each staffer is dedicated to this company, its success, and the clients we serve, as is evidenced by quality work they produce and their wonderful attitudes. I am proud to offer these well-deserved promotions and excited to watch their careers continue to grow.” 

LFPR is a growing PR and marketing agency established by Lesley Francis in 2011. The award-winning firm is based in Richmond Hill, Ga, and currently serves over 25 nonprofit, small-business and education clients spanning from South Carolina to Florida. LFPR offers many services to fulfill all your marketing and PR needs including media relations, graphic design, crisis management, social media management, website building and maintenance, and much more. For more information, please visit and follow them on social media, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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For media inquiries, please contact Hollie Barnidge at or 912-272-8651, Lesley Francis at or 912-429-3950, or the team at 912-417-5377.


The best part of returning to England recently was seeing friends and family after nearly three years. However, I also wanted to do some very “English” things while I was there to reconnect with my roots, and one of the most British things to do is visit one of its spectacular stately homes and gardens.

During our trip we stayed with some dear friends in their beautiful home in Surrey about an hour southwest of London. Surrey is one of the four ‘home counties’, that is a county surrounding London which is popular with people who want to be close to the center of the metropolis via rail or road but also want to live outside of the busy city center. On a beautiful sunny, but very cold Saturday, our friends took us to nearby Polesden Lacey for the day, a grand and stately home and grounds previously owned by the extremely wealthy socialite Dame Margaret Greville. 

Dame Margaret was an interesting character.  She was the daughter of William McEwan, a wealthy brewer and Member of Parliament. Her father was keen to make a good match for his daughter and, as was often the case during these times, successful businessmen sought out impoverished nobility for their daughters to marry. Both families benefitted since the daughters brought significant family money to the financially stretched “gentlemen classes” of England. The newly joined families acquired a higher social status through the combination of nobility and money and if any love did blossom between the couple that was an additional benefit rather than a necessity for the marriage to proceed. So, in 1891, Margaret married Captain Ronald ‘Ronnie’ Greville, heir to a baronetcy and a member of the “Marlborough house set”, the social circle surrounding the future King Edward VII.  

The couple lived in London and, when Ronnie retired in 1906, they bought 1400 acres in the Surrey countryside and commissioned architects famous for designing the Ritz Hotel in London to entirely renovate the huge but old house on the estate. Sadly, Ronnie died in 1908, a year before renovations were completed, but the result was fabulous. Margaret hosted her first house party at Polesden in June 1909, marking the end of her mourning and her return to society. The guest of honor was none other than King Edward VII. This impressive estate was her weekend retreat and the place where she entertained royalty, politicians and celebrities at lavish weekend parties for over 30 more years until 1942, including Winston Churchill, Beverly Nichols and Queen Ena of Spain.  

So how does such a wonderful stately home wind up being preserved so beautifully and stay open for the public to enjoy into the next century? It is all due to Dame Margaret’s generous donation of Polesden Lacey house and gardens to a wonderful British organization called The National Trust. This is by far the largest charitable organization for heritage conservation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Scotland has its own National Trust organization which is run on similar lines and there are now other heritage organizations around the world.

Founded in 1895, the founders pledged to preserve historical and natural places and buildings of beauty or historic interest. Set up by an attorney, social reformer and a member of the clergy, this non-profit organization was given statutory powers, starting with the National Trust Act 1907 which gave the Trust the power to declare its land inalienable, meaning that it could not be sold without parliamentary approval.  

In the early days, it was concerned primarily with the acquisition (by gift or purchase) of open spaces and a variety of threatened buildings. Today The National Trust has nearly six million members and revenue equivalent to almost a billion dollars. It is funded by membership subscriptions (starting at about $50 per year), donations and legacies, direct property income, grants, profits from its shops and restaurants, and investments.

The National Trust has grown to become Europe’s largest conservation charity and focuses on preserving nature, beauty and history. It owns and manages over 780 miles of coastline, over 500 historic houses, castles, parks, and gardens, and nearly one million works of art!  It is a wonderful British institution unlike anything else in the world, and Brits are extremely proud of it and its achievements. There is much more information at 

So back to our weekend visit to this lovely property. As every British person knows, no visit to a National Trust property is complete without visiting the gift shop and getting a cup of hot tea and lemon drizzle cake in the tearoom. I bought some traditional souvenirs including a dish towel, key ring and bookmark featuring images of Polesden Lacey, reasoning that all the profits go towards supporting the work of the National Trust.

Following my UK trip, this quote from author and journalist Earle Hitchner really resonates with me. “The difference between America and England is that Americans think 100 years is a long time, while the English think 100 miles is a long way.”

God Bless America and the UK’s National Trust!

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Lesley grew up in London, England and made Georgia her home in 2009. She can be contacted at  or via her PR and marketing agency at


SAVANNAH, GA – April 15, 2022 – The USTA announced that Tomas Martin Etcheverry of La Plata, Argentina, will headline the competitors for the 2022 Savannah Challenger presented by St. Joseph’s/Candler, a USTA Pro Circuit & ATP Challenger 80 event, hosted at The Landings Club, April 25-May 1.

The tournament is the fifth USTA Pro Circuit men’s Challenger event of the 2022 season. It is the last of three consecutive Challenger tournaments held on clay courts to help develop players on the surface leading up to the 2022 French Open. 

Currently No. 95, Etcheverry is the highest-ranked of the 21 men who received direct acceptance into the 32-player main draw. 24 players will compete in the qualifying tournament April 24-25 for six other berths. The local tournament organizers and the USTA will also award wild card entries to complete the field.

Etcheverry broke into Top 200 during the 2021 season and most recently cracked the Top 100 just last week. He has qualified for the 2022 Australian Open, joining Baez and J. Cerundolo as the first Argentine trio under age 23 in a Grand Slam main draw since the 2004 US Open.

Joining Etcheverry in the main draw are former Savannah Challenger champions Bjorn Frantangelo and Tennys Sandgren. Americans Mitchell Kruger, Michael Mmoh, and Jack Sock are also expected to compete. 

The official player acceptance list is subject to change and can be viewed by visiting 

Tickets for the tournament are available for purchase on the Savannah Challenger website and through Event Brite. All Landings Club members will receive free grounds admission April 25-May 1, and non-member grounds admission costs $10. For tickets or more information about the Savannah Challenger Tournament including schedule details and volunteer opportunities, please visit or call 912-598-3501. 

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For media inquiries and interviews, please contact Allie Robinson at or 912-547-3100, or Kristyn Fielding at or 229-393-6457.


The USTA Pro Circuit was formed in 1979 to provide players with an opportunity to gain the professional ranking points they need to compete on the major pro tours. Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2019, it has since grown into the largest developmental tennis circuit in the world, consisting of approximately 100 tournaments and offering nearly $3 million in prize money. The USTA Pro Circuit has been a launching pad for many of today’s top pros, including Andy Murray, Naomi Osaka, Maria Sharapova, John Isner, Sloane Stephens, Alexander Zverev, Kei Nishikori, Victoria Azarenka, Caroline Wozniacki, Garbine Muguruza, Nick Kyrgios and Milos Raonic. Follow the USTA Pro Circuit online at


POOLER, GA – April 14, 2022 – The 200 Club is adding a special element to the Coastal Empire’s Memorial Day celebration. During a weekend traditionally affiliated with barbecues, beach trips and three-day getaways, residents will once again have the chance to sneak in a little more fun and fitness for a charity that cares for those who care for us. 

For 14 years, the 200 Club held its annual Savannah Mile Race, a one-mile run/walk fundraiser supporting families of our fallen first responders, on Memorial Day weekend in Savannah’s Historic District. Due to COVID-19 crowd restrictions, the 2020 race was canceled. Last year, in 2021, the Savannah-based nonprofit organization started a new tradition by holding its inaugural Pooler Run for Heroes, with a more spread-out location that allowed attendees to gather and celebrate more safely. 

This year’s 2022 Pooler Run for Heroes will take place on Saturday, May 28. The multi-heat event begins at 8 a.m. on South Rogers Street in Pooler. The one-mile course will begin at the Pooler Parks and Recreation Department, finishing at West Chatham Middle School. All participants are instructed to park at the finish, West Chatham Middle School.

Registration is $25 through May 7 for all participants, including First Responders. The fee increases to $30 on May 8, and $35 on May 22-28. All proceeds from the race will go to assist the 200 Club in fulfilling its mission to assist families of first responders who die or suffer critical injuries in the line of duty. 

To register, please visit Packet pickup will be from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, May 28 at Fleet Feet in Savannah and from 6:30 a.m. through the start of the race on May 27 at The Pooler Parks and Recreation Department on South Rogers Street in Pooler.

Runners and walkers of all fitness levels are invited to participate in the unique event, which will feature four heats for all ages and abilities, including family and age group divisions, followed by a “Memory Walk” for the families of fallen heroes to walk the mile in memory of their loved one. The last run of the morning will be the “Heroes Heat,” which is open to all first responders and military in full gear or not. However, full 30-pound or over gear is required to compete for the “Full Gear All Out Flag!” 

Immediately following the Heroes Heat, attendees can enjoy complimentary food and beverages while viewing the many fascinating public safety vehicles on display. 

“Participating in the Run for Heroes is a great way to log a little extra family time over the holiday weekend while spending the morning outside in this welcoming community of Pooler, helping families who’ve made an enormous sacrifice,” said 200 Club President/CEO Mark Dana. “No matter your abilities, there is something for everyone – from the family fun run, which has runners, walkers, babies in strollers, toddlers, dogs, and older participants – to the Heroes Heat. Best of all, proceeds go to a cause we all care about.”

100% of the proceeds benefit the many family members we honorably serve with significant financial assistance, as well as a fully paid college education.

To learn more about The Two Hundred Club or the Pooler Run for Heroes, please visit, call 912-721-4418 or email

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For media inquiries, please contact Hollie Barnidge at or 912-272-8651 or Lesley Francis at or 912-429-3950 or the team at 912-417-LFPR (5377). 



SAVANNAH, GA – APRIL 14, 2022 – The 200 Club of the Coastal Empire, in conjunction with car dealership owner Bill Grainger and the Grainger Companies, is raffling off a new car to raise money for the club.

Tickets are now on sale for $100 each and may be purchased at Only 1,000 tickets will be sold until the raffle is held on Labor Day weekend, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022. The winner will get to choose between a 2022 Nissan Rogue or a 2022 Honda CR-V donated by Bill Grainger and the Grainger Companies, who will also fully pay the sales taxes on the vehicle. All the proceeds will benefit the 200 Club, which  provides significant financial support for the surviving spouses and dependents of first responders who have lost their lives or sustain critical injuries in the line of duty. 

The nonprofit organization serves 20 counties within Georgia and South Carolina. Families of fallen first responders suffer tremendous devastation and pay the price for the community’s safety; they may even be left without a reliable source of income. To ease the grieving process and ensure surviving spouses and children have a bit less stress in their lives, the 200 Club recognizes the families’ sacrifices through immediate benefits and financial assistance, often starting only days after a loss occurs. 

The raffle drawing will be conducted at a Sept. 3 cookout for the community held at the Grainger Honda/Nissan dealerships. Food will be provided by the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office, and attendees will enjoy musical entertainment and other activities. The event is free and open to the community.

200 Club President/CEO Mark Dana expressed his gratitude for both Bill Grainger and Sheriff John Wilcher for their support with this endeavor.

“Bill Grainger deserves a huge thank you for his willingness to support the club through the incredibly generous donation of a new car. Also, paying the sales taxes on it so the winner doesn’t have to is almost unheard of in charitable giveaways like this. This is a true act of kindness and compassion for the families we support,” Dana said. “The sheriff’s office has supported us with their resources, helping us spread the word about the raffle, donating food for the cookout, assisting with facilitating everything. We couldn’t do this without our partners.” 

To purchase a raffle ticket, please visit Only 1,000 tickets will be sold, greatly increasing each ticketholder’s opportunity to win. The winner need not be present at the drawing. 100% of proceeds benefits the many family members we honorably serve with significant financial assistance, as well as a fully paid college education.

The 200 Club of the Coastal Empire is a 501(c) (3) organization who “cares for those who care for us” by providing significant financial assistance for surviving spouses and dependents of first responders who have lost their lives or sustained critical injuries in the line of duty. The organization serves a 20-county area within Georgia and South Carolina. All proceeds from this event will directly support the families of fallen heroes. The 200 Club provides significant financial assistance to the surviving family members and provides a fully paid college education – including tuition, room and board, textbooks, and a computer. To date, the organization has given over $3.8 million to families and have become a respected voice of the community’s appreciation for those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. For more information, go to, call 912-721-4418 or email

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For media inquiries, please contact Hollie Barnidge at or 912-272-8651, Lesley Francis at or 912-429-3950, or the team at 912-417-LFPR (5377).


SAVANNAH, GA – APRIL 13, 2022 – Ethos Preservation is celebrating continued success by announcing the completion of several major projects, ongoing involvement in others, as well as an expansion of their team and services.

Ethos Preservation recently completed a substantial and noteworthy initiative in Thomasville, Georgia, to reimagine the Lapham Patterson House, a National Historic Landmark site. Titled the “LP Future Project,” the initiative paired participatory public art with adaptive reuse visioning, culminating in an adaptive reuse roadmap. The project received an honorable mention at the 2022 Georgia Association of Museums conference. In McDuffie County, Georgia, Ethos recently authored residential design guidelines for downtown Thomson, Georgia, and is completing a master site plan for the historic Rock House built circa 1780 and thought to be the oldest stone residential structure in Georgia.

Major ongoing Ethos projects include the Cultural Resources Survey for the Canal District, Savannah, GA; Integrity Assessment of the Beaufort National Historic Landmark District, Beaufort, SC; a National Register nomination to create a historic district on Butler Island; and a Historic Structure Report for the 1884 Union United Methodist Church in Bulloch County.

Ethos’ recent success has allowed for the addition of two new team members, Kim Campbell and Kiersten Conner. Campbell, whose background includes museum management and historic tax incentive consulting, will serve as a Senior Project Manager for Ethos. Most recently, Campbell served as the Director of Interpretation and Preservation on St. Simons Island for the Coastal Georgia Heritage Society. Conner, whose background is in historic preservation project management, will serve as a Project Manager and Administrative Assistant for Ethos. 

“Kim and Kiersten are great additions to our team. We are excited to be able to expand our historic tax incentive expertise, research abilities, and survey opportunities,” said Ethos co-founder and principal Ellen Harris. “We’re happy to have both on board and look forward to the wonderful opportunities on the horizon for our company.”  


Based in Savannah, Georgia, Ethos Preservation offers a wide range of preservation planning services with a focus on project consulting in historic districts. Rooted in the idea of Preservation with Purpose, principals Ellen Harris and Rebecca Fenwick bring a wealth of public and private historic preservation experience to Ethos, specializing in municipal preservation planning, developer guidance, economic analysis, preservation tax credits, historical research, and community engagement for commercial, residential, institutional, and governmental clients. For more information, visit, email or call 912-349-9617.

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For media inquiries, please contact Hollie Barnidge at or 912-272-8651 or Lesley Francis at or 912-429-3950 or the team at 912-417-LFPR (5377).


SAVANNAH, GA – April 13, 2022 The Savannah African Art Museum will offer three summer internship programs: Curatorial, Educational, and Collections Management. These programs for college students are available starting in May, and will be based at the museum, located at 201 E. 37th St., Savannah, GA 31401.

The Curatorial internship involves the completion of a capstone project that will consist of five major stages, each of which builds upon the previous stage. These stages provide the intern with the skills they need to carry out their role as a professional museum curator. This includes the formulation of a topic, art historical research, and exhibition design.

The Educational internship is designed for those interested in a career in museum education and allows participants to do a capstone project on one of three options. This includes the creation of something that a group would make together, such as an arts and crafts project. Other options for the intern’s capstone project include designing a project that would be demonstrated in front of a group, or design of educational outreach presentations, which would be presented to a group. 

The Collections Management internship provides participants with a unique opportunity to learn about condition reports, object conservation, and the cataloging of objects on a digital database. The capstone for this project involves doing condition reports and catalogue entries for three radically different objects that present unique conservation and cataloguing challenges.

Applicants will have the opportunity to work directly with an internship advisor to complete their project in stages, receiving feedback from their advisor as the intern completes each stage.

“We are excited to offer three very different internship programs this summer,” said Billie Stultz, founding director and chief curator at the Savannah African Art Museum. “Educating a younger generation on the history and culture of art is a passion we all share at the museum. Depending on the program an applicant chooses, they may learn anything from how to properly care for priceless artifacts to designing the layout of exhibitions within the museum.” 

Applicants who apply for and are selected for internship programs will need a flash drive, lined notebook, writing utensil, and a laptop, tablet, or Chromebook with Microsoft Office. PC computers are available within the museum for applicants who do not have access to their own laptop. Business casual dress is required. 

To apply for the program or for more information, please visit or call 912-721-7745.

The mission statement of the museum is the following: The Savannah African Art Museum is a nonprofit institution that introduces all audiences to African art and culture. Our mission is to provide engaging experiences that educate and start conversations about the power, diversity, and spirituality of African art.

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For media inquiries, please contact Hollie Barnidge at or 912-272-8651 or Lesley Francis at or 912-429-3950 or the team at 912-417-LFPR (5377). 


SAVANNAH, GA – April 13, 2022 – Historic Savannah Foundation (HSF) has partnered with Savannah African Art Museum to present the next installment in their ongoing “People, Places and Stories that Define Savannah” lecture series. The event will take place Thursday, April 21 at 6 p.m. at the Savannah African Art Museum, located at 201 E. 37th St. in Savannah. Free parking is available on site on a first come, first serve basis. Face masks are recommended but not required. 

The museum team will welcome attendees with an introduction to share history and information about the museum and its collection, including a few highlights about the restoration of the Victorian-era building itself. Next, guests will go on a guided tour through galleries containing West African and Central African art. Guests will be encouraged to ask questions as the tour progresses through the museum.

This event is open to the public; however, space is limited so reservations are required. Attendance is free for HSF members and $10 for non-members. Both members and non-members may RSVP for this event by visiting HSF’s website,, or by contacting Kimberly Newbold at or 912-483-7294. The $10 nonmember registration fee must be paid via the HSF website prior to the event. 

“This collaboration with Savannah African Art Museum provides us with an excellent opportunity to take our popular lecture series on the road, and we’re sure those who join us will agree that the museum’s spectacular collection is something to behold,” HSF Education and Research Associate Kimberly Newbold said. “Their expansive galleries include beautiful, culturally significant pieces of art, and there are such fascinating stories behind the artwork. We’ll learn so much on site about heritage, tradition, and history from the museum’s knowledgeable staff – it’s an evening that is not to be missed.”  

Savannah African Art Museum Curator and Founding Director Billie Stultz and her team look forward to working with HSF and welcoming lecture attendees on April 21. 

“We’re really pleased to share our collection and many of the unique stories behind our display pieces with Historic Savannah Foundation and the event attendees as part of this lecture series. History is a universal concept that binds the world together and links time periods, people and places. Coming together with HSF to celebrate different kinds of history as it is passed down through art, priceless relics and cultural tales creates a fantastic learning opportunity for community members and visitors,” Stultz said.

To learn more about HSF and its other upcoming events, or to become a member, please visit or call 912-233-7787, and follow HSF on their social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 

Historic Savannah Foundation, a leading nonprofit preservation and cultural institution, saves buildings, places, and stories that define Savannah’s past, present, and future. Following its formation in 1955, the organization started a Revolving Fund to save endangered historic properties, now totaling nearly 410 buildings throughout several of Savannah’s historic districts. HSF continues to build capacity within its operations, secure new financial resources, improve its image and visibility, and increase public policy efforts to protect Savannah’s historic districts. 

The Savannah African Art Museum is a nonprofit institution that introduces all audiences to African art and culture. Our mission is to provide engaging experiences that educate and start conversations about the power, diversity, and spirituality of African art. For more information, please visit or call 912-721-7745.


For media inquiries, please contact Hollie Barnidge at or 912-272-8651 or Lesley Francis at or 912-429-3950 or the team at 912-417-LFPR (5377).