In recognition of this month’s Georgia History Festival theme, “James Oglethorpe and the Vision for Georgia,” this week’s Super Museum Sunday Spotlight highlights the Massie Heritage Center. Located in the Massie School, the Heritage Center is the only remaining building of Georgia’s oldest chartered public school system. Constructed in 1855-56 and opened for classes on October 15, 1856 the school served as an educational facility for over 100 years. Today, Massie Heritage Center strives to create a greater appreciation of Savannah’s rich cultural heritage by preserving the historic school as an interactive exhibit space and educational facility. Visitors can explore the architectural history of Savannah and learn about the inspiration behind General Oglethorpe’s design for Savannah. Through an interactive map, visitors can explore the city plan, the development of the city, and the continuing influence of the city plan on its residents.
Massie Heritage Center will be FREE and open to the public on Sunday, February 5 as part of the Georgia History Festival’s Super Museum Sunday. To learn even more of what you can expect from your Super Museum Sunday visit, click here to hear about all that they have to offer.
Be sure to check back in January for a full list of participating sites!
Image courtesy of Massie Heritage Center.