Connect Savannah News & Notes

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Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club receives major donation from Sarah Mills Hodge Foundation

The Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club received a significant donation of $100,000 from The Hodge Foundation on March 10. Sarah Mills Hodge herself was instrumental in assisting the Club with the purchase of the land it is now located on in the Historic District. The donation is of great significance, as it will be used to renovate the gym with new floors, backboards, bleachers, and other renovations. The project is expected to start this summer and be completed in the fall.

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Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum hosts panel discussion of “Luck of the Draw: My Story of the Air War in Europe”

On Tuesday, March 21st at 4:00 PM the museum is hosting a panel discussion on the re-released book “Luck of the Draw: My Story of the Air War in Europe" By Frank Murphy. “Luck of the Draw” is the incredible, inspiring story of Frank Murphy, one of the few survivors from the 100th Bombardment Group, who cheated death for months in a German POW camp after being shot out of his B-17 Flying Fortress. 

Hear Frank's granddaughter Chloe Melas, his daughter Elizabeth Murphy, longtime friend and museum trustee John O'Neil III and museum Director of Education Heather Thies speak in a panel discussion about the life of WWII 8th Air Force, 100thBG/418thBS, navigator, Captain Frank Murphy.

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Savannah State University presents “Descended: The Fight for Harris Neck” documentary screening

Savannah State University presents a screening of the documentary “Descended: The Fight for Harris Neck” on Tuesday, March 21 at 6 p.m. in the Elmore Theater of the King-Frazier Student Center at Savannah State University.

The documentary film “Descended: The Fight for Harris Neck” explores an ongoing land battle in Harris Neck, Georgia. In 1942, the U.S. war department seized 2,687 acres of land from a self-reliant community of 75 African American families. 

The documentary was created by Moss Chasteen and Luke Humphlett who interviewed many descendants of Harris Neck talking about the sacred land they love and want to have returned to them. There will be a discussion following the screening of the documentary with the filmmakers.

Historic Savannah Foundation’s “People, Places and Stories” lecture series welcomes Ardis Wood

Historic Savannah Foundation will host Ardis Wood, preservationist, advocate, artist, and founder of the local affiliate of Scenic America, as the next presenter in their “People, Places and Stories that Define Savannah” lecture series. Her presentation is set for 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, at Historic Savannah Foundation, located at 321 E. York Street.

The presentation will begin with a pre-lecture gathering at 5:30 p.m. to socialize and enjoy a glass of wine. Registration is required. More details are available online at

Pin Point Heritage Museum to host annual “Art & Oysters” fundraiser

On Thursday, March 23 from 6 to 9 p.m., Pin Point Heritage Museum will host its annual “Art & Oysters,” a coastal-themed fundraising event featuring a silent auction of original artwork presented by local artists. Guests are invited to meet and greet with the participating artists and enjoy an evening on the Moon River marsh. Proceeds from the auction will support educational programs and operations at Pin Point Heritage Museum.

Event tickets will include Lowcountry fare and an oyster roast by local Gullah catering company, A Taste of Heaven, and a cash bar will be available. For more information, visit

Savannah African Art Museum will host ‘Honoring Women Trailblazers’ workshop

Savannah African Art Museum is slated to host a “Honoring Women Trailblazers” workshop for Women’s History Month, featuring Connie Williams on Saturday, March 25 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the second floor of the Terracotta Gallery, located at 201 East 37th Street in Savannah. The event will take place on the second floor, which is stair access only.

This workshop will be facilitated by a community trailblazer, Connie Williams, who is a docent at the museum, entrepreneur, and Chief in the village of Kpanvo (Northern Region of Tamale, Ghana). During the workshop, participants will learn about Connie Williams’ work in Ghana and her Savanna Naturals business here in the U.S. She will also facilitate a workshop using authentic shea butter from Ghana.

Workshop seating is limited so registration is required. Register for the workshop at