Noted historian Vaughnette Goode-Walker will bring her brand of cultural enrichment to the Hungry Club Forum of Savannah, Inc.’s Eighth Annual Heritage Dinner and Coastal Showcase of Savannah and the Low Country, on Friday Oct. 24, 2014, in the Carey Hilliard’s Banquet Center, located at 11111 Abercorn Street, in Savannah. A welcoming reception will start at 6:30 PM, followed by dinner and a dynamic coastal talent showcase, beginning at 7 PM.
This year’s theme is, “Lest we forget: Embracing and Celebrating Our Rich Heritage.” The presenters and entertainers were selected based on the HCFS’s interest and commitment to the history and cultural preservation of our coastal culture. Goode-Walker is known throughout this region for her commitment and advocacy for the preservation of the diverse history of Savannah. She is the proprietor of the Footprints of Savannah Walking Tours. She currently works as a Museum Consultant for the King-Tisdell Cottage. Her prior experience includes Director of Cultural Diversity and Assistant Curator at the Telfair Museums.
Goode-Walker is also a retired board member of the Historic Savannah Foundation. She presently serves on the Board of Directors of Visit Savannah, Friends of Massie and chairs the City of Savannah’s Tourism Advisory Committee. Vaughnette Goode-Walker has also co-authored two books on Civil War. Goode-Walker and her colleagues Barry Sheehy and Cindy Wallace were awarded the 2012 Award of Excellence from the Georgia Historical Advisory Board for the second book in the Civil War Savannah series, entitled, “Brokers, Bankers and Bay Lane.” Goode-Walker is truly an impassioned historian and a trailblazer. As part of the Heritage Banquet, Richard and Lillian Shinhoster of the Diaspora Marketplace will present an exhibit of African fashions and artifacts. As always, some of the hottest, most eclectic entertainment in the coastal area will be highlighted. According to John White, HCFS President, the Heritage Dinner and Showcase will spotlight some of the most unique and outstanding talent in the area.
For more information or to purchase a ticket, please contact Lillian Grant-Baptiste at 373-4743 or Julia Wright at 233-0855.