Massie’s History on Wheels Program at Southwest Elementary

On Friday January 6th, 2017, Massie Heritage Center brings its delightful History on Wheels festival to Southwest Elementary School from 10:00 a.m to 12 Noon. Fourth-grade students will experience history by traveling on the Underground Railroad, panning for gold, dressing in colonial costumes, grinding corn to make cornmeal, dancing to 19th century music, playing Victorian parlor and schoolyard games, and exploring the economic lifestyle of the era. The project has been generously funded by the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Georgia.

Massie Common School opened its doors on October 15, 1856 as a free school for the poor. Designed by nationally acclaimed architect John S. Norris, Massie is listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings. Today, Massie operates under Savannah Chatham County Public School System as a museum for history and architecture.

For additional information please contact Steven Smith at Massie Heritage Center at 912-395- 5070.

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