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!

Spooky in the Print Shop!

The Halloween Card workshop led by Nicholas Silberg was great fun! Some spooky cards were printed. Each student had the opportunity to design their own card as well as printing ones already set. If you missed this class, sign up for the Holiday card workshop on November 14th!

YMCA DAY CAMPERS VISIT ASHANTILLY!

What fun!! Campers came to Ashantilly and were given a wide range of activities. Kids learned about the Scottish Highlanders and their weaponry, saw items that were used during Ashantilly’s last family’s time, printed on a Vandercook proof press and a baby platen press, and saw and tasted vegetables growing in Ashantilly’s organic garden. Many thanks to our volunteers who made the day fun and enjoyable.

ARTIST RESIDENCY

Ashantilly center and the Ashantilly Press were excited to have Frank Brannon accept our summer residency program. Through the support of generous donors, the Center was again able to offer the residency. Frank, a native of Tennessee, currently lives near Dillsboro, North Carolina. He is a graduate of the M.F.A. in the Book Arts Program at the University of Alabama and is proprietor of SpeakEasy Press. Frank is a printmaking instructor with Southwestern Community College in western North Carolina and an adjunct book arts instructor with Western Carolina University. He also teaches Letterpress, Book Arts and Papermaking at his studio.
During his time here Frank presented a program on his work and research with the Cherokee Language.
We have Broadsides on sale at the center that Frank printed at the Ashantilly Press.

NEW IMPOSING STONE INSTALLED IN PRINT SHOP!

It took 8 strong men guided by Nicholas Silberg to place the new Imposing Stone in the Print shop. The solid steel top weighs about 750 pounds! Before placing the top on the cabinet, everyone signed inside the cabinet for future movers to see who got it there in the first place!

BUDDY SULLIVAN’S NEW BOOK!

Ashantilly and Lower Altamaha coordinated a talk and book signing by Buddy Sullivan Sunday afternoon at Fort King George. A crowd gathered to listen to Buddy talk about his growing up by the salt marsh and the influences that led him to writing about the history of the area. The organizations provided delicious refreshments after the talk.

THE ITINERANT PRINTER VISITS THE ASHANTILLY PRESS!

The Ashantilly Press was pleased to be one of three print shops in GA visited by Chris Fritton, “The Itinerant Printer”. Chris will travel the country for a year visiting Print Shops. Although he was only here for two days, many people came by to meet him, and the “Meet and Greet” on Tuesday was well attended!

BUDDY SULLIVAN: FANNY KEMBLE AND THE BUTLERS

Buddy Sullivan presented a talk on Fanny Kemble to an overflow crowd at Ashantilly on Sunday afternoon. Guest were treated to wine and goodies at a reception following the talk.

VALENTINE TEA

Joye Hanrahan again delighted guests with a delicious spread at the Valentine High Tea at Ashantilly.
Guests enjoyed great piano music by Bob Allison.

GPB Interviews Buddy Sullivan

Sharon Collins of GPB and her videographer, Shane Keating came to Ashantilly to interview Buddy Sullivan
for an upcoming production about the Golden Isles. We look forward to seeing the show!

FESTIVE OLD TABBY!

Volunteers outdid themselves again this year! Old Tabby looked great in her greenery, and Michael Angel’s “Santa’s Workshop” transported Mr. Haynes’ Library to the North Pole! Santa felt right at home!