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Enjoy free admission to Savannah museums on Super Museum Sunday


By Elena Burnett and Kylie Ruffino.

February 11, this coming Sunday, is Super Museum Sunday, a state-wide event curated by the Georgia Historical Society, when nearly every museum in Georgia offers free admission. In the Savannah area, 37 museums will be participating.

Elyse Butler, the Outreach Coordinator at the Georgia Historical Society, says the event began as an effort of the Coastal Museum Association “to make people more aware of the surrounding museums. Georgia Historical Society made it more of a statewide thing.”

“Often times people feel excluded or are not able to access these institutions,” said president of SCAD’s Art History Society Paige Ganzel, “so an event like Super Museum Sunday makes art accessible to all.” 

SCAD’s Art History Society will be putting together a walking tour open to students of all majors to explore many of the museums in the city. “Not all works of art featured on Super Museum Sunday are by local artists,” Ganzel said, “but by immersing ourselves into a walking tour of Savannah, the works are recontextualized within our own environment. This is great because it can provide new perspectives and opportunities for inspiration.” The tour will begin at the Sentient Bean at noon.

For those who would like to participate on their own, Butler recommends checking out this Google map to plot your course, or starting at the Georgia Historical Society Research Center on the corner of Forsyth at Whitaker and Gaston Streets, and picking up a physical copy of the guide. “I always find it helpful to have something in front of you,” Butler said. The staff at the Research Center can also help students choose among the 37 museums to visit based upon their individual interests.

Here is a full list of all the Savannah Museums participating in Super Museum Sunday:

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Andrew Low House Museum

329 Abercorn St.

Beach Institute African American Cultural Center

502 East Harris St.

Bonaventure Historical Society

330 Bonaventure Rd.

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens

2 Canebrake Rd.

Congregation Mickve Israel

20 E Gordon St.

Davenport House Museum

324 East State St.

First African Baptist Church

23 Montgomery St.

First Bryan Baptist Church

575 W. Bryan St. Savannah

Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home Foundation, Inc.

201 East Charlton St.

Fort Pulaski National Monument

US Highway 80 E

Girl Scout First Headquarters Museum and Program Center

330 Drayton St.

Georgia Historical Society

501 Whitaker St.

Georgia’s State Raiload Museum

655 Louisville Rd.

Green-Meldrim House

14 W. Macon St.

Harper Fowlkes House

230 Barnard St.

Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, National Historic Landmark

10 E. Oglethorpe Ave.

King Tisdell Cottage

514 E. Hutchingdon St.

Massie Heritage Center

207 E. Gordon St.[/column]

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Oatland Island Wildlife Center

711 Sandtown Rd.

Old Fort Jackson

1 Fort Jackson Rd.

Pin Point Heritage Museum

9924 Pin Point Ave.

Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum

460 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Revolutionary Battlefield Memorial Park

303 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Savannah Area Council of Garden Clubs Botanical Gardens

1388 Eisenhower Dr.

Savannah Children’s Museum

655 Louisville Rd.

Savannah History Museum

303 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Museum & Nature Center

681 Fort Argyle Rd.

SCAD Museum of Art

601 Turner Blvd.

Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum

41 Martin Luther King. Jr. Blvd

St. John’s Church

1 West Macon St.

Telfair Museums’ Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences

121 Barnard St.

Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center for the Arts

207 W. York St.

Telfair Museums’ Owens-Thomas House

124 Abercorn St.

The Lucas Theatre

32 Abercorn St.

UGA Marine Education Center & Aquarium

30 Ocean Science Circle

Webb Military Museum

411 E. York St.

Wormsloe State Historic Site

7601 Skidaway Rd.[/column]