Massie Heritage Center

Massie Heritage Center’s mission is to provide interpretive programs to help preserve the rich cultural heritage of Savannah. Lots of programs for youth groups are available, most falling into “walking” or “building” programs. Walking programs can include learning about the economic impact, growth and development of the Savannah River, Savannah’s cemeteries, or through local neighborhoods to see how they change. During building programs, groups may learn lessons in a 19th century classroom, or of the lifestyles of Indians of Georgia. Building and walking tours include “Breaking the Bonds,” a customizable program about African American influence on Savannah. 

Contact Info
Address: 207 East Gordon Street, Savannah, GA 31401. Chatham County. Tel: 912-295-5070. Website: www.massieschool.com. Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 10AM-4PM, Sun. 12-4PM.

Trip Info
Grade Level: Pre-K-12th. Activity Type: Guided Activities, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Fee.

Museums Fun Facts

Museums are collections - of artifacts, paintings, etc. Talk about what types of collections campers have at home – be they stamps, baseball cards, or other items.

Use this comparison to frame some activities: talk about how museum collections came to be. Who collected and gathered the items on display? Compare this to how campers gathered their own collections at home. Also talk about (both with campers and museum staff) how the exhibits at the museum are arranged – such as the lighting and temperature for a certain exhibit.

Have campers set up a “Trip Museum” back at camp, consisting of items they’ve obtained on field trips; think of it as a group show and tell, where everyone participates and contributes to the collection.