Buried History: Savannah’s African American Legacy is a new, free digital tour with walking and driving options. The web app shares stories of black Savannahians, highlighting their contributions to Savannah’s history, economy, and culture. Buried History will take you to archaeological sites and reveal history that is often forgotten and ignored. Explore publicly available historical sites such as Mother Matilda Beasley’s home. Read hidden stories of well known landmarks such as the Whitefield Square cemetery, violence in Wright Square during the 1868 presidential election, and the slave market behind the Customs House. The tour also tells stories of persistence and success, such as the Kiah Museum and First Bryan Baptist Church. The tour is available in two digital versions: a walking tour of downtown and a driving tour that takes you beyond downtown. Access the tour online via bit.ly/BHSAAL.
Join us for a launch party October 10, 2019, from 6 to 7pm at the Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State St, Savannah, Georgia. The event will include a preview of the web app and community discussion on the changing historical interpretations in Savannah. Buried History will be available starting October 10 and is free of charge. For more information on Buried History, visit https:// savarchaeoalliance.org/services/ buried-history-digital tours/.
This project is supported by Georgia Humanities, in partnership with the Georgia Department of Economic Development, through funding from the Georgia General Assembly.