Thursday, February 6, 2014

Propose in Savannah, Georgia

Thinking of popping that special question?? Let Forsyth Park Inn help to make the moment extra special and romantic. After all, Savannah's historic area is hands down one of the most intimate and romantic spots that nation has to offer!

Proposal Package- $200

(Does not include accommodations)
  • Full gourmet breakfast served in the                                                                     private quarters of your room or on                                                                             our grand veranda each morning
  • Extended noon check-out
  • Chilled Champagne or                                                                                           Sparkling Cider upon arrival or at turn-down
  • Choice of:
    o Spa Basket in room upon arrival
    o Special Turn-down service                                                                                         with tea lights and chocolate truffles
  • $75.00 Dinner gift certificate to one                                                                                 of Savannah's premiere restaurants
  • Concierge assistance to help                                                                                         with proposal plans.                                                                                                      *Must call ahead to plan proposal site and details
CALL FORSYTH PARK INN at                                                                               912.233.6800 for more information                                                                                    about booking your specialty package.  
We are excited to hear your ideas and plans, 
and know that we want to 
help you pull it off in a BIG way!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Wormsloe State Historic Site

Wormsloe State Historic Site would like to invite you, your families, and your guests to this weekend's Colonial Faire and Muster, February 8th & 9th! Come experience three centuries in one place. This free event will start off with a BANG with cannon firings, followed by music from the "Sons of Liberty" and Fort Morris Heritage Dancers. Throughout the day experience a military parade, military drills, canon firings, Colonial Tools & Skills demonstrations, Native American Tools & Skills demonstrations, and take a swing at a game of Colonial Cricket! This event will be held Saturday, February 8th & Sunday, February 9th from 10:00am - 4:00pm and is FREE! Please spread the word and we hope to see you all there! 

Jeri - WSHS Ranger
Wormsloe State Historic Site
7601 Skidaway Road
Savannah, GA 31406

Savannah, GA St. Patrick’s Day 2014

Savannah’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration 2014
March 17th: Savannah will truly paint the town green in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, a favorite holiday in Georgia’s First City. Named after Ireland’s beloved Patron Saint, St. Patrick’s Day enjoys a lively and spirited annual celebration in Savannah, in what has become one of the largest festivals in the Southeast.

The 2014 St. Patrick’s Day celebration will officially kick off on Sunday, March 2nd, Grand Marshal Public Investiture at the Savannah Civic Center at 2:45 p.m. St. Patrick’s Day is Monday, March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day Parade is Monday, March 17th, 2014. More than 300,000 people are expected to visit Savannah to help celebrate the second largest St. Patrick Day Parade in the United States and to enjoy the city-wide festivities. Held in Savannah’s National Landmark Historic District, the parade begins at the corner of Abercorn and Gwinnett Street and culminates at the corner of Bull and Harris Street.

Expect to see approximately 350 floats and marching units featuring representatives from various local Irish groups, Irish pipe bands, local and regional celebrities, area politicians and military units make regular appearances in Savannah’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. You may even have the chance to drink green beer or to sample emerald-colored grits, for a true taste of St. Patrick’s Day, Savannah-style.
A beloved annual tradition, the first St. Patrick’s Day Parade marched through the shady streets of Savannah in 1813. In its earlier days, the parade was more of a military spectacle, with soldiers from various regiments marching in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Except for major wars, including the Civil War and World War 1, the parade has run nearly every year for almost 200 years.

On Friday - Monday, March 14th - 17th, River Street will host the biggest party of the year with the popular St. Patrick’s Celebration on the River. This nationally-recognized festival features multiple stages of non-stop live entertainment, as well as interactive games, food, cold beverages and much more. Or join the folks at City Market for live music, food and fun as they celebrate all things Irish! Festivities begin on March 2nd and continue through March 17th.

The event on River Street is free and open to the public. Be sure to bring I.D. to prove that you are over 21 – and of course, don a bit o’green into the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day!

Savannah’s hospitality is truly the stuff of legend. You’ll feel right at home in the Hostess City of the South during St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Erin Go Braugh!

Information in this article is subject to change. For more information about St. Patrick’s Day events in Savannah, contact:
St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee – 912-233-4804 –
River Street – Savannah Waterfront Association – 912-234-0295 –
City Market – Event Info-Line – 912-525-2489 –

St. Patrick’s Day Events Calendar:
Greening of the Fountain, Forsyth Park, 12 noon Friday, March 7th.
Celtic Cross Ceremony Sunday, March 9th.
Irish Heritage Dance, Alee Temple, 8 p.m. Friday, March 14th.
St. Patrick’s On The River Festival Friday thru Monday, March 14th thru 17th.
Saint Patrick’s Day Mass, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 8 a.m. Saturday, March 15th.
Tara Feis, Emmet Park, 11-5 p.m. Saturday, March 15th.
Tybee Island Parade 3 p.m. Saturday, March 15th.
Jasper Green Ceremony, Madison Square, 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 16th.
2014 Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Monday, March 17th.

Savannah, GA Forsyth Park


Black and white stereo-graph card of the Forsyth Park fountain with double image affixed to pink paper backing. The back of card on orange paper has printed publication information and a printed paper label with title and number. The fountain was added to the park in 1858 and is constructed of cast iron. There are similar fountains in Peru and New York. All three fountains are based on the design for the fountain in the Place de la Concorde in Paris. Over the years the fountain suffered damage and was completely restored in 1988.

The photographer of this image, O. Pierre Havens, was born in Ossining, New York. He moved to Savannah in 1872, opening a photography studio in partnership with J. N. Wilson. He later took over the business from Wilson. In 1888, he relocated to Jacksonville, Florida, where he maintained a studio until his death in about 1912. Like many commercial photographers in America during the late nineteenth century, Havens was as occupied with publishing and marketing his photographs as he was in making them. Date:1872-1900

Savannah, GA Art Gallery

For all the Art lovers:

Ben Tollefson Solo Exhibition

February 21 - March 4
Artist Reception: Friday, February 21


1522 Bull Street,
Savannah, GA 31401

Show Description:

In the exhibition Pay No Attention to that Man Behind the Curtain at Non-Fiction, Ben Tollefson presents his thesis work as a painting MFA candidate. The show explores painting as an idiosyncratic constructed reality. Tollefson creates of an immersive world as a response to the simulacra one encounters every day—screens which are nothing more than mediators of data that represent recognizable things that serve as realer than real simulations of experience. With a penchant for vibrant bold color and pattern, Tollefson creates windows into an imagined place, one that is simultaneously beautiful and fake.

About the Artist:

“Through a distortion of bodies and uncertainty of spaces, I ask the viewer to reconsider reality…”

Ben Tollefson, a New Jersey native, lives and works in Savannah, Georgia. After graduating from Wisconsin Lutheran College with a fine art degree, he worked for three years in museum education at The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. As an MFA candidate of Savannah College of Art and Design, Tollefson has recently been creating paintings concerned with the tension between the real and artificial. He has exhibited in group shows in Georgia, Wisconsin, Virginia and Washington, D.C.