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!

GREAT LETTERPRESS WORKSHOP!

Nicholas Silberg and Jerushia Graham wowed students with their knowledge and helpful assistance at Ashantilly’s second Letterpress Workshop. Students learned to set type and design projects which they then printed. Many now have a better appreciation for the art of Letterpress!

LARGE CROWD FOR DR. WOODWARD’S TALK ON ABRAHAM LINCOLN

Dr. Michael Woodward’s lecture at Ashantilly Center yesterday was fascinating! He used quotes, historical anecdotes and terrific research to help us understand Lincoln’s complex spiritual journey. Thanks also to our audience for excellent questions! Thank you to our Board members, members and friends who support Ashantilly Center’s mission.

PACKED HOUSE FOR FORT CAROLINE PRESENTATION!

Dr. Anita Spring and Dr. Fletcher Crowe presented an interesting program about their research on the whereabouts of the French Fort Caroline. The library was packed, but the new HVAC Minisplit did its job! And, no, they did not reveal the location, but it is NOT in Florida!

7th ANNUAL CHURN-OFF

A great variety of ice cream flavors greeted guests at Ashantilly’s annual Churn – Off. The winner in the Business/Organization category was Beth Kleymeyer representing HART, Inc. The Individual category was won by Sara Blocker, and the People’s Choice winner was “Miz Winks”, Alberta Mabry. Local businesses and individuals donated items for the raffle. Nick Bryant provided wonderful music, and Nic Silberg demonstrated the small letterpress. Free popcorn and lemonade completed the fun afternoon!

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!