Attend the Fourth Annual Savannah Antiques and Architecture Weekend

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Thursday, January 30th, 2020

For the fourth consecutive year The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Georgia (NSCDA-GA) is orchestrating a defining Savannah event. Presented by Georgia Ports Authority, the Annual Savannah Antiques and Architecture Weekend is a three-day series of presentations, tours, antique appraisals and social events celebrating Savannah’s robust historic preservation efforts and its best-in-class examples of American architecture.

This year’s theme, Down by the Riverside, focuses on Savannah’s Port, its history From Cobblestones to Containers and Savannah's Southern Hospitality.  The weekend on the Savannah River begins with a cocktail reception and first-look tour of the spectacular new Plant Riverside District hosted by its visionary developer, Richard Kessler and architect Christian Sottile.    

Friday’s Annual Madeira Luncheon features keynote speaker, acclaimed author, and specialist in Southern architecture and design, Susan Sully.  She will speak on the subject of her latest book, Southern Hospitality at Home, which includes four of Savannah’s loveliest homes. Ms. Sully will be the featured guest at Friday evening’s cocktail reception and tour of a private Savannah home featured in her book. Sully’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Town & Country Travel, Veranda,

Saturday’s event, What’s In Your Attic?, features renowned celebrity appraisers Lark Mason, Amanda Everard and Jane Mullino, experts in the fields of antiques, decorative arts, and jewelry. All are invited to bring their personal treasures and heirlooms to discover the value of their hidden gems.

Guests hop aboard the “Georgia Queen” for Saturday’s Lunch-and-Learn Riverboat Cruise complete with a brass Dixieland Band and Southern fare to discover the history of the Port and architecture along Savannah’s riverside From Cobblestones to Containers.  Saturday night’s Glittering Gala at the historic Green - Meldrim House tops off the events honoring the generous sponsors, speakers, appraisers and patrons.

Event Chairman, Mary Lee Stevens says, “We are excited that the fourth year of this event looks like it may surpass all others with the great lineup and all the continued support of our sponsors and more visitors coming in than ever!”  

The NSCDA-GA is a registered 501c3 organization and all proceeds from the events benefit two of the city’s nineteenth-century treasures, The Andrew Low and Green-Meldrim Houses.