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, www.myhsf.org, or by contacting Kimberly Newbold at email@example.com 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 www.myhsf.org 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 www.savannahafricanartmuseum.org or call 912-721-7745.