The City of Savannah will unveil Ebb & Flow: Life and Community in Eastern Savannah, with a book signing and reception on Thursday, May 19, 2011, at 5 pm at Telfair Museum’s Jepson Center, 207 W. York Street. The event is free of admission charges and open to the general public.
Ebb & Flow is the result of a City-sponsored documentation project. Melding research, resident recollections, and the occasional historic image, these projects spur public appreciation of the people and places that have shaped Savannah’s uniqueness.
The Telfair Museums, All Walks of Life, and the City have collaborated on an exciting series of innovative educational programs including,
A May 19 screening of the Ebb and Flow documentary that involved area young people in the pre- and postproduction phases. The Ebb and Flow exhibition, which will be displayed from May 7 and July 17, 2011 at the Jepson Center, will incorporate historic images and ephemera.
The Ebb and Flow lecture series will feature Dr. Martha L. Keber lecturing about “Keep off Jim Crow Cars”: Streetcar Boycotts in Savannah on May 25, 2011, 12:30 pm at the Jepson Center. Dr. Charles J. Elmore moderating a panel discussion entitled, Great Expectations: Baby Boomers in Eastern Savannah on May 26, 2011, 6 pm at the Jepson Center. The unveiling of a new online exhibition and iphone application that journey deeper into Eastern Savannah.
“While interest in all things Savannah grows at the regional and national levels, the City continues to use arts and technology in a way that affirms Savannah’s appeal as a unique cultural destination,” said Project Manager Michelle Hunter. “Support from great partners like the Telfair Museums and All Walks of Life have made Savannah’s history accessible by focusing on places long forgotten and people best remembered.”
“Telfair Museums welcomes exhibits like Ebb and Flow to help both the museum and the city in remembering the significant contributions made by its residents during a time where art, technology and culture were adapting to its own growth and progress,” stated Steven High, Executive Director of the Telfair Museums.
Two to three years in length, Documentation Projects support preservation, create awareness, and give access to new “voices” in our community. To date, projects have served more than 22,000 persons. Ebb and Flow is the third in the City’s neighborhood history series.
The Ebb and Flow Exhibition and Lecture Series are organized by the City of Savannah and Telfair Museums with generous support from the Georgia Council for the Arts, the Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, and the Savannah Community Foundation. Additional support provided by AWOL and Live Oak Libraries.