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What to do in Savannah 12/23-26

December 22, 2010

Events happening this weekend (12/24-26) include:

Daily – An Early 19th Century Holiday, Davenport House, 324 E. State Street.

The understated taste of an authentic early 19th century holiday season in Savannah is the theme of the historic house’s presentation. Tours explore how the Davenport household celebrated Christmas and New Year’s in the 1820s. The museum is open daily from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, but will be closing at 1:00 PM on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. Museum will be closed all day on Christmas Day. For more information, visit www.davenporthousemuseum.com.

9/11 – 12/26 – 11 AM and 2 PM, Cannon Firing Demonstrations, Old Fort Jackson.

Cannon firings at Old Fort Jackson throughout the rest of the year at this National Historic Landmark. Saturdays & Sundays ONLY at 11am and 2pm. Old Fort Jackson will be closed on Christmas Day. Admission is $6 per person. For more information, visit www.chsgeorgia.org.

9/18, 2010 – 1/30, 2011 – Metalpoint Drawings by Dennis Martin, Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard Street.

Dennis Martin’s photorealistic metalpoint drawings of the human figure are brilliantly crafted, inviting the viewer to look closely at these remarkably lifelike images. Martin, whose work was featured in the Telfair’s 2006 exhibition The Luster of Silver, utilized the tone and delicacy of metalpoint to create exacting, beautifully lit portrayals of his human subjects and imbue them with a timeless quality.
This exhibition is a celebration of the Telfair’s acquisition of a major goldpoint drawing, Girl Laying (pictured). One of the largest drawings Martin ever created, Girl Laying was generously donated to the museum by Denise Martin, the artist’s widow. The new acquisition will be displayed alongside approximately twenty other meticulously crafted metalpoint drawings by Martin.

12/26 – 30 – 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM, “Holiday Evening Tours by Candlelight,” the Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State Street.

Glistening by candlelight, the Federal-style home welcomes visitors to an experience emphasizing the end-of-year celebrations of early 19th century Savannahians, including the Davenport household, who lived in the fine brick home on Columbia Square. Light refreshments, music and skilled interpreters, who show visitors through the home, are among the highlights of the presentation. Admission for the tours is $8 for adults in advance or $10 at the door. Children’s admission rates are $5 in advance or $7 at the door. For more information, visit www.davenporthousemuseum.org.

For information about religious services in observance of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, please visit the specific church’s website for complete information including service times.

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