DECEMBER EVENT/S 2019

SS SAVANNAH 1819-2019
S.S. SAVANNAH (1819-2019)
22 MAY 2019 - 12 JANUARY 2019
BY ROBERT MORRIS

 

2019 marks the 200th anniversary of the SS Savannah's groundbreaking trans-Atlantic crossing.  In recognition of this monumental achievement, Ships of the Sea Museum is delighted to present the works of Robert Morris, Savannah artist and Senior Director of Corporate Communications for the Georgia Poets Authority.  On 22 May 2019, (the day in 1819 when Savannah left her namesake city for her trans-Atlantic crossing) Robert Morris will unveil two eight-foot canvases in the Museum's lower atrium.  The mural-sized paintings capture not only the era and international intrigue that followed the first ship to ever cross the Atlantic by steam engine, but help to shed light on what her accomplishment means for international trade today. 

 

22 MAY 2019 - 12 JANUARY 2020

TUES - SUN

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (LAST ADMISSION 4:15)

OPENING RECEPTION:

22 MAY 2019

5:30-9:00 PM

FREE ADMISSION

THE SHADOWS OF SCARBROUGH HOUSE:
MATERIALIZING THE DANGEROUS WOMEN WHO LIVED & RULED HERE
SEPTEMBER 2019 - JANUARY 2020

 

For 200 years the luxurious mansion designed by William Jay on Savannah’s “Court End” has been held as the “William Scarbrough House” when it was actually owned and operated by two Scarbrough women: Julia Scarbrough (William’s wife), and Charlotte Scarbrough Taylor (their eldest daughter).  Mother and daughter were both strong-minded and independent – two qualities not necessarily appreciated in the “fairer sex” of the 19th century. Given their departures from the 19th century's socially accepted gender role for women in the South, they were often portrayed by their male contemporaries in a one-dimensional fashion – of little substance or depth, but dangerous. 

 

The exhibit, “The Shadows of Scarbrough House: Materializing the Dangerous Women Who Lived and Ruled Here,” examines the one-dimensional legacy of Julia and Charlotte Scarbrough provided us via the social and patriarchal biases of their time. 19th century silhouettes will be implemented to represent this legacy overlaid with historic and contemporary quotes which when looked at with contextual insight and without a 19th century prejudice will provide a deeper meaning - materializing the women for who they really were.

SEPTEMBER 2019 - JANUARY 2020

TUES - SUN

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (LAST ADMISSION 4:15)

GAELYNN LEA IN CONCERT
6 DECEMBER 2019

 

Ships of the Sea is pleased to announce our first annual benefit concert. This year we are featuring Gaelynn Lea, singer-songwriter and activist for disability rights. Proceeds from this concert will go to Rooted in Rights.

 

Gaelynn Lea won NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Contest in 2016, and she’s been on the road ever since playing her unique mix of haunting original songs and traditional fiddle tunes. So far the singer-songwriter and violinist has appeared in 43 states and 7 countries – she’s graced the stage of renowned venues like Nashville’s Music City Roots, The Kennedy Center and House of Blues Chicago.

Gaelynn Lea performs from her electric wheelchair. She began playing the violin 25 years ago after a creative music teacher helped her to adapt a playing style that suits her frame. Lea holds her instrument like a tiny cello and loops her classically trained rhythms and melodies with her Memory Man pedal to create a “symphonic cacophony that is both glorious in its reach and profoundly introspective”. (Collins de la Cour, Ear to the Ground) Her original songs explore the contrasting nature of existence – dark and light, birth and death, anger and forgiveness, sorrow and joy. Gaelynn Lea’s “music is imbued with a melancholic poetry so potent it must be heard to believed.” (Isaac Feldberg, Boston Globe)

In addition to performing and recording, Gaelynn also does speaking engagements about disability rights, finding inner freedom, and accessibility in the arts. In recent years, she has used her music as a platform to advocate for people with disabilities and to promote positive social change.

6 DECEMBER 2019

GATES OPEN AT 6:30 PM. CONCERT AT 7:00 PM

TICKETS $10.00 IN ADVANCE, $15.00 AT THE DOOR

FREE ADMISSION FOR CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER

NORTH GARDEN ASSEMBLY ROOM 

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THE ABC'S OF DISABILITY, A FORUM
7 DECEMBER 2019

 

Join us for an evocative discussion on disability issues. The forum will be aimed at raising AWARENESS, eliminating BARRIERS, and changing CULTURE. Forum participants will be: Dr. Ken Boyd—Executive Director of EmployAbility, Ralph Ferrone and Mary Smith from Special POPS, and activist and singer-songwriter, Gaelynn Lea. The forum will be moderated by Dave Legasse, Chairman of the Georgia Grown Commission and supporter of EmployAbility.

7 DECEMBER 2019

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

FREE ADMISSION 

NORTH GARDEN ASSEMBLY ROOM 

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BARBERSHOP CHRISTMAS BY 13TH COLONY SOUND
13 DECEMBER 2019

 

13th Colony Sound, Savannah’s Barbershop Chorus, presents its 2019 Barbershop Christmas Show on Friday, December 13.

 

The a cappella performance begins at 7 PM in the North Garden Assembly Room at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum. 

 

The Chorus, its Quartets and Special Guests will be singing many of the holiday classics which create the joyous spirit of Christmas!

 

13 DECEMBER 2019

7:00 PM

$15.00 IN ADVANCE, $20.00 AT THE DOOR

NORTH GARDEN ASSEMBLY ROOM

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SOLSTICE SEAFARERS!
19 DECEMBER 2019 - 5 JANUARY 2020

 

Adventure awaits during winter break!  FREE ADMISSION for two children when accompanied by one paying adult.

 

19 DECEMBER 2019 - 5 JANUARY 2020

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (LAST ADMISSION: 4:15 PM)

TUES-SUN   

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

 EVENT/S 2020

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SUPER MUSEUM SUNDAY!
9 FEBRUARY 2020

 

Join us for Georgia History Festival's SUPER MUSEUM SUNDAY! Free admission from 12:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. Fun living history activities in the garden! A full list of sites and an interactive Googlemap are available by visiting georgiahistoryfestival.org

9 FEBRUARY 2020

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

FREE ADMISSION

Spring Break Sailors 2020
SPRING BREAK SAILORS!
14-22 MARCH 2020

CATCH US IF YOU CAN during Spring Break Sailors!  FREE ADMISSION for two children when accompanied by one paying adult.

 

14 - 22 MARCH 2020

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (LAST ADMISSION: 4:15 PM)

TUES-SUN (CLOSED ST. PATRICK'S DAY)

 

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MY STILL AND QUIET VOICES:
BEAUTY AT THE INTERSECTION OF LIGHT AND DECAY
28 JANUARY 2020 - 26 APRIL 2020
BY STEPHEN MORTON

 

Ships of the Sea Museum is pleased to present the works of photographer Stephen Morton. A nationally recognized photojournalist and official photographer for the Port of Savannah, Stephen Morton is accomplished at capturing candid and honest moments of realism. For “My Still and Quiet Voices” Stephen expands his view into the abstract, transporting the viewer on an unexpected exploration of the port’s “industrial landscape,” and into the splendor of the known and unknown.

28 JANUARY 2020 - 26 APRIL 2020

TUES - SUN

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

OPENING RECEPTION:

FRIDAY, 31 JANUARY 2020

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

FREE ADMISSION

2019 MUSEUM EVENTS

JANUARY EVENT/S 2019

CROSSING HORIZONS
15 JANUARY 2019 - 21 APRIL 2019
BY CYNTHIA KNOTT

 

In the spring of 1819, the Steamship Savannah began an historic voyage which would usher in a new era of oceanic travel.  By way of the first trans-Atlantic voyage via steamship, Savannah spanned the horizon between the age of sail and that of steam.  In recognition of the 200th anniversary of this historic event, Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum is pleased to offer the works of internationally acclaimed artist Cynthia Knott whose exhibit “Crossing Horizons” examines the existential essence of horizons crossed and the profound vastness of those yet traversed.  Described as an “alchemist” whose paintings “border on the symphonic,” Knott is a two-time recipient of the prestigious Pollack-Krasner Foundation Grant, whose work has appeared in over 70 national and international exhibits, with recognition in publications such as Architectural Digest, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. 

15 JANUARY - 16 MARCH 2019

TUES - SUN

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (LAST ADMISSION 4:15)

OPENING RECEPTION:

18 JANUARY 2019

6:00 - 8:00 PM

FREE ADMISSION

 

  

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FEBRUARY EVENT/S 2019

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SUPER MUSEUM SUNDAY
10 FEBRUARY 2019

 

Join us on Super Museum Sunday for free admission to the Museum from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.  "Life at Sea" activities will also be presented  in the garden.  Proud to be one of 101 sites celebrating Georgia history! 

A full list of sites and an interactive Googlemap are available by visiting georgiahistoryfestival.org

 

10 FEBRUARY 2019

12:00 -4:00 PM

FREE ADMISSION

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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AURA FEST
16 FEBRUARY 2019

February 16, 2019 A.U.R.A. Fest (All Underground Rock All day) returns to Savannah, GA for the third year at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum. 


The metal festival features a 12-band lineup performing throughout the day, plus libations, food trucks, and games! Dark Shark Taco Attach, Ta Ca Japanese Fusion, The Sentient Bean, Jenni's Treats on the Street, and Nuts About Savannah will all be on hand for food options.  All Ages. Doors open at 12:30 PM. 

 

16 FEBRUARY 2019

SHIPS OF THE SEA MUSEUM GARDENS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

SPRING BREAK SAILORS

16-24 MARCH 2019

CRUISE IN during Spring Break Sailors!  FREE ADMISSION for two children when accompanied by one paying adult.

 

16-24 MARCH 2019

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (LAST ADMISSION: 4:15 PM)

TUES-SUN

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

MARCH EVENT/S 2019

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This three-day music festival takes place each year across multiple venues in historic downtown Savannah, including Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum. Savannah's open container laws allow fans to take their drinks to go as they hop from venue to venue. 

 

This year's lineup at Ships of the Sea features nine all-star performances across three nights, including Deerhunter and The Joy Formidable. For full details about shows and tickets, please visit the Savannah Stopover website.  

 

7-9 MARCH 2019

NORTH GARDEN ASSEMBLY ROOM

 

 

 

  

SAVANNAH STOPOVER

7-9 MARCH 2019

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Ships of the Sea is once again a proud sponsor and venue for the Savannah Music Festival.  SMF is dedicated to presenting world-class celebrations of the musical arts by creating timeless and adventurous productions that stimulate arts education, foster economic growth and unite artists and audiences in Savannah. The 30th festival season runs from March 28th through April 13th, 2019.

 

28 MARCH - 13 APRIL 2018

VISIT HERE FOR SHIPS OF THE SEA'S 2019 CONCERT LINE-UP

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL PLEASE VISIT HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL

28 MARCH - 13 APRIL 2018

APRIL EVENT/S 2019

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ON THE WATER AND BENEATH THE WAVES
A MOVEABLE FEAST LECTURE
18 APRIL 2019

 

Mark your calendars for our season finale of The Moveable Feast 2019 series, where Drs. Kurt Knoerl and Jennifer Sweeney Tookes will be presenting "On the Water and Beneath the Waves."  This presentation will highlight Coastal Georgia's maritime culture and heritage. Dr. Knoerl will explore how shipwreck sites often act as accidental time capsules, not only containing narratives of a vessel's demise, but also information about its crews, passengers, and shipbuilders. Dr. Tookes will trace how Coastal Georgians recount their lives on the water, paying particular attention to those communities that connect to the  state's fishing industry and the stories they have to tell. 

 

And we'll also have a special guest to introduce to you: Georgia Southern's new president, Dr. Kyle Marrero, who plans to be in attendance. You'll have a chance to mingle with him and his family, as well as our distinguished speakers at the reception that will follow immediately after the lecture.  

 

As always, this event is free and open to the public. Please bring your friends!  

18 APRIL 2018

5:00 - 5:45 PM FREE MUSEUM ADMISSION 

6:00 PM LECTURE

NORTH GARDEN ASSEMBLY ROOM

FREE ADMISSION

 

  

MAY EVENT/S 2019

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200th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
22 MAY 2019 
5:30-9:00 PM

 

Join us for the 200th anniversary of the SS Savannah's historic trans-Atlantic crossing - the WORLD'S FIRST oceanic voyage under steam! In recognition of this achievement, National Maritime Day (May 22) was established in 1933.  On this Maritime Day, Ships of the Sea will celebrate Savannah's 200th anniversary with a commemorative ceremony provided by the PROPELLER CLUB.  The evening will also include a performance by the Parris Island MARINE BAND, complimentary hors d'oeuvres, and celebratory beverages.  This singular event will be located in the North Garden Assembly Room decorated in the fashion of the 1819 William Jay pavilion built in Johnson Square for President Monroe's visit to survey the steamship.

ALSO FEATURING THE OPENING RECEPTION OF ROBERT MORRIS' EXHIBIT: SS SAVANNAH (1819-2019)

 

Through two 8-foot mural-style paintings Robert Morris not only captures the essence of the era and the global intrigue that followed Savannah's historic voyage, but he also sheds light on how her accomplishment influenced international trade. 

 

22 MAY 2019

5:30-9:00 PM

FREE ADMISSION

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

SS SAVANNAH 1819-2019
S.S. SAVANNAH (1819-2019)
22 MAY 2019 - 12 JANUARY 2019
BY ROBERT MORRIS

 

2019 marks the 200th anniversary of the SS Savannah's groundbreaking trans-Atlantic crossing.  In recognition of this monumental achievement, Ships of the Sea Museum is delighted to present the works of Robert Morris, Savannah artist and Senior Director of Corporate Communications for the Georgia Poets Authority.  On 22 May 2019, (the day in 1819 when Savannah left her namesake city for her trans-Atlantic crossing) Robert Morris will unveil two eight-foot canvases in the Museum's lower atrium.  The mural-sized paintings capture not only the era and international intrigue that followed the first ship to ever cross the Atlantic by steam engine, but help to shed light on what her accomplishment means for international trade today. 

 

22 MAY 2019 - 12 JANUARY 2020

TUES - SUN

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (LAST ADMISSION 4:15)

OPENING RECEPTION:

22 MAY 2019

5:30-9:00 PM

FREE ADMISSION

SEPTEMBER EVENT/S 2019

THE SHADOWS OF SCARBROUGH HOUSE:
MATERIALIZING THE DANGEROUS WOMEN WHO LIVED & RULED HERE
SEPTEMBER 2019 - JANUARY 2020

 

For 200 years the luxurious mansion designed by William Jay on Savannah’s “Court End” has been held as the “William Scarbrough House” when it was actually owned and operated by two Scarbrough women: Julia Scarbrough (William’s wife), and Charlotte Scarbrough Taylor (their eldest daughter).  Mother and daughter were both strong-minded and independent – two qualities not necessarily appreciated in the “fairer sex” of the 19th century. Given their departures from the 19th century's socially accepted gender role for women in the South, they were often portrayed by their male contemporaries in a one-dimensional fashion – of little substance or depth, but dangerous. 

 

The exhibit, “The Shadows of Scarbrough House: Materializing the Dangerous Women Who Lived and Ruled Here,” examines the one-dimensional legacy of Julia and Charlotte Scarbrough provided us via the social and patriarchal biases of their time. 19th century silhouettes will be implemented to represent this legacy overlaid with historic and contemporary quotes which when looked at with contextual insight and without a 19th century prejudice will provide a deeper meaning - materializing the women for who they really were.

SEPTEMBER 2019 - JANUARY 2020

TUES - SUN

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (LAST ADMISSION 4:15)

NOVEMBER EVENT/S 2019

MUSEUM IN THE MOONLIGHT
15 NOVEMBER 2019

 

Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Scarbrough House and get your groove on at the 13th annual Museum in the Moonlight. Featuring A NICKEL BAG OF FUNK, and the soulful delights of JIM 'N NICK'S COMMUNITY BAR-B-Q!

15 November 2019

7:00 - 9:00 PM

FREE ADMISSION  

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DECEMBER EVENT/S 2019

GAELYNN LEA IN CONCERT
6 DECEMBER 2019

 

Ships of the Sea is pleased to announce our first annual benefit concert. This year we are featuring Gaelynn Lea, singer-songwriter and activist for disability rights. Proceeds from this concert will go to Rooted in Rights.

 

Gaelynn Lea won NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Contest in 2016, and she’s been on the road ever since playing her unique mix of haunting original songs and traditional fiddle tunes. So far the singer-songwriter and violinist has appeared in 43 states and 7 countries – she’s graced the stage of renowned venues like Nashville’s Music City Roots, The Kennedy Center and House of Blues Chicago.

Gaelynn Lea performs from her electric wheelchair. She began playing the violin 25 years ago after a creative music teacher helped her to adapt a playing style that suits her frame. Lea holds her instrument like a tiny cello and loops her classically trained rhythms and melodies with her Memory Man pedal to create a “symphonic cacophony that is both glorious in its reach and profoundly introspective”. (Collins de la Cour, Ear to the Ground) Her original songs explore the contrasting nature of existence – dark and light, birth and death, anger and forgiveness, sorrow and joy. Gaelynn Lea’s “music is imbued with a melancholic poetry so potent it must be heard to believed.” (Isaac Feldberg, Boston Globe)

In addition to performing and recording, Gaelynn also does speaking engagements about disability rights, finding inner freedom, and accessibility in the arts. In recent years, she has used her music as a platform to advocate for people with disabilities and to promote positive social change.

6 DECEMBER 2019

GATES OPEN AT 6:30 PM. CONCERT AT 7:00 PM

TICKETS $10.00 IN ADVANCE, $15.00 AT THE DOOR

FREE ADMISSION FOR CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER

NORTH GARDEN ASSEMBLY ROOM 

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THE ABC'S OF DISABILITY, A FORUM
7 DECEMBER 2019

 

Join us for an evocative discussion on disability issues. The forum will be aimed at raising AWARENESS, eliminating BARRIERS, and changing CULTURE. Forum participants will be: Dr. Ken Boyd—Executive Director of EmployAbility, Ralph Ferrone and Mary Smith from Special POPS, and activist and singer-songwriter, Gaelynn Lea. The forum will be moderated by Dave Legasse, Chairman of the Georgia Grown Commission and supporter of EmployAbility.

7 DECEMBER 2019

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

FREE ADMISSION 

NORTH GARDEN ASSEMBLY ROOM 

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BARBERSHOP CHRISTMAS BY 13TH COLONY SOUND
13 DECEMBER 2019

 

13th Colony Sound, Savannah’s Barbershop Chorus, presents its 2019 Barbershop Christmas Show on Friday, December 13.

 

The a cappella performance begins at 7 PM in the North Garden Assembly Room at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum. 

 

The Chorus, its Quartets and Special Guests will be singing many of the holiday classics which create the joyous spirit of Christmas!

 

13 DECEMBER 2019

7:00 PM

$15.00 IN ADVANCE, $20.00 AT THE DOOR

NORTH GARDEN ASSEMBLY ROOM

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SOLSTICE SEAFARERS!
19 DECEMBER 2019 - 5 JANUARY 2020

 

Adventure awaits during winter break!  FREE ADMISSION for two children when accompanied by one paying adult.

 

19 DECEMBER 2019 - 5 JANUARY 2020

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (LAST ADMISSION: 4:15 PM)

TUES-SUN   

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