Georgia Historical Society, Davenport House Museum awarded in Savannah


The Coastal Museums Association (CMA) hosted its annual CMA Excellence Awards on Friday, June 3 to recognize outstanding educational and cultural programming offered by local museums and cultural institutions during the 2021 calendar year.

The event took place at the Massie Heritage Center. The winners by category for the projects carried out in 2021 are:

Exhibition Excellence

Winner: Georgia Historical Society for the Georgia Historical Society Research Center Exhibit. Inspired by the pamphlet “Georgia History in 25 Objects”, the exhibit provides visitors and scholars with a chronological introduction to the Georgia Historical Society and the history of Georgia using objects to illustrate themes from Georgia’s history. our state.

Hodgson Hall was designed and built in 1876 as the library and headquarters of the Georgia Historical Society.

Excellence in outreach and collaboration

Winner: Andrew Low House Museumthe Davenport House Museumand the sea ​​ship museum for the series “Pioneers in Preservation; The Transatlantic Slave Trade and its Legacy.

The Andrew Low House Museum, in partnership with the Davenport House Museum, the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum and the Historic Savannah Foundation, hosted the “Pioneers in Preservation; The Transatlantic Slave Trade and Its Legacy” was a free multi-day series of events that introduced communities across the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry to the history of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and its legacy. .

Heather Carbone and Christopher Mattingly pose for photos in the rain on the steps of the historic Davenport House Museum after their Valentine's Day wedding.

Excellence in Education and Interpretation

Winner: Andrew Low House Museum for “Tasting traditions”. Part of the “Pioneers of Preservation” series, the program explored and celebrated African-American culinary traditions with talks from author and historian Vaughnette Goode-Walker and chef Sallie Ann Robinson.

Andrew Low House Museum

Personalities of excellence

Winner: Wilma Wheten. Wheaton has been nominated by the organizations she graciously donates her time to, the City of Savannah Municipal Archives, Davenport House, and the Bonaventure Historical Society. His service is appreciated by the Savannah museum community.


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