Ashantilly Map

Visit the Ashantilly Center

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From US 17, turn east on GA highway 99 (beside the Courthouse). Travel approximately 1.5 miles, turn right onto St. Andrews Cemetery Road. (St. Andrews Cemetery historical marker) At the cemetery, turn left onto dirt road which leads to Ashantilly on your left.

There is also a gate off GA Highway 99, past the St. Andrews Cemetery Road. It is not easily seen – yet – but you may use it to come in by the new organic garden and the young long-leaf pine forest replanted fairly recently.

Please call 912-437-4473 to arrange a visit!

FIRST LETTERPRESS CLASS!

Ashantily’s first Letterpress workshop was a great success! Nicholas Silberg, Master Printer, and Jerushia Graham, Summer Intern, taught students the ins and outs of Letterpress printing. Students then printed their own projects. A reception was held for Jerushia after the conclusion of the last class. Visitors were able to tour the studio and see what the students had completed. There was high interest in the upcoming Fall workshop!

ANNUAL BEE DAY ALL A BUZZZZZZ!

BLESSING OF THE FLEET 2014

Lots of visitors to Ashantilly’s booth at Art in the Park saw the small press in action. Each received a print as a memento! The booth was quite successful selling our Blessing of the Fleet T-Shirts with Mr. Haynes’ original poster reproduction on the back! Great fun!

CAPACITY CROWD FOR WOMEN SPIES OF THE CIVIL WAR!

Dr. Phil Callicutt and his group, Creative Adventures in Leadership, presented a great program about women spies during the Civil War. An overflowing crowd thoroughly enjoyed the presentation and the hands-on inspection of artifacts. Everyone attended the reception that followed the talk, then explored “Old Tabby” and learned of upcoming events at the Center.

ST. ANDREWS CEMETERY TOUR

Quite the crowd gathered to hear Buddy Sullivan’s tour of the cemetery! As they walked through the final resting places of many of Darien’s historic residents, Buddy pointed out their significance in the life of the town. After the tour, participants were served refreshments at Old Tabby and many purchased Buddy’s books for him to sign. Beautiful weather made the outside activity very pleasant!

VALENTINE’S HIGH TEA!

Joye Hanrahan once again thrilled guests with her exceptional spread of goodies at the Valentine’s Tea. This was the first year for a High Tea, which included soup, salad and meats along with the usual delicious array. New member Bob Allison provided wonderful music on the parlor grand piano. A delightful afternoon at Ashantilly!

Valentine’s Tea is Almost Full!

There are just a few seats left for Joye Hanrahan’s special High Tea on Feb. 16th. We will have a waiting list in case of any cancellations.

ANNUAL MEETING POSTPONED

Ashantilly’s annual meeting has been postponed to January 29, at 5:00 pm. With no central heat, the old house was just too cold! Milder temps are in the forecast, so hopefully the tabby walls will warm up a bit!

AND A GRAND TIME WAS HAD BY ALL!

A large crowd was present for the Christmas Open House! Wine and Christmas goodies were served and enjoyed. A very festive evening!

DECK THE HALLS!!!

The decorating elves were all busy sprucing up Old Tabby! Michael Angel, of As You Wish Interiors, transformed Mr. Haynes’ library into a winter wonderland! Many volunteers placed fresh greenery and ribbons throughout the house, and the huge Christmas tree was full of lights and ornaments. The old house looked glorious and smelled wonderful!