Historic Savannah Foundation is slated to host its Annual Harvest Lecture Series: Pioneers in Preservation in partnership with the Davenport House Museum, Ships of the Sea Museum and the Andrew Low House Museum. The series will begin Thursday, November 11, and run through Sunday, November 14.
November 11: The first event of the series will kick off at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 11, at the Ships of the Sea Museum, located at 41 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The evening consists of a musical performance highlighting Gullah-Geechee roots while focusing on the strength of tradition and the power of story through music.
The second event of the series is at 6:30 p.m. Friday, November 12, at the Second African Church located at 1323 Golden St. Sowande Mustakeem, associate professor at Washington University in St. Louis, will give a lecture on her book Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage.
The series wraps up in the afternoon on Sunday, November 14, at the Ships of the Sea Museum. The museum will host a workshop covering the construction of a mbira, a west African thumb piano, with a detachable cigar box resonator. This workshop, expected to run two hours or slightly longer, is limited to 20 participants and is restricted to ages eight and older. Guests will participate in the activity in the museum's Assembly Room in the North Garden, where COVID-19 safety precautions will be observed.