Lift Every Voice: African American History in Savannah

Sunday, Aug 20, 2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

On August 20, the Georgia Historical Society, in partnership with other Savannah area sites, will open free of charge for Lift Every Voice: Savannah’s African American Historic Sites Free Day. 

The event is being held to mark the recent opening of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). Seven local sites are collaborating to honor Savannah’s African-American history.

In addition to GHS, other sites open that day are Beach Institute, Davenport House Museum, Georgia State Railroad Museum, Ossabaw Island Foundation, Pin Point Heritage Museum, and Telfair Museums’ Owens-Thomas House. Programs at each site will focus on African-American history connections and will include a variety of activities for guests of all ages.

Visitors to the GHS Research Center will enjoy viewing one-of-a-kind archival materials relating to African-American life in Savannah. Attendees can also share their own stories at a recording station and “Ask an Archivist” to learn more about the Georgia Historical Society’s resources, research, and preservation.

The event will take place on August 20 from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 p.m. For more information visit