Massie Heritage Center will celebrate May Day, the traditional welcoming of Spring, on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 10am until Noon in Calhoun Square. Students from elementary schools throughout the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System will perform a variety of ethnic dances from around the world, including the traditional Maypole Dance. Students will also participate in the annual crowning of the May Day King and Queen.
Massie’s May Day Festival is a long-standing Savannah tradition, dating back to the first year that the school opened in 1856. Massie School is the oldest school in continuous operation in the state of Georgia and was founded as a free school for children of the poor in Savannah. Operating as a grammar school until 1974, Massie now operates as a teaching museum for History and Architecture for area students and teachers.