Coastal Heritage Society, the Downtown Neighborhood Association’s Holiday Tour of Homes and the Savannah Victorian Society are collaborating to present Powerful Punches a display of punch bowls, ladles and other serving pieces for a limited run at Savannah History Museum. This beautiful display of historic pieces will be exhibited from December 3 until December 14undefinedjust in time for the holidays! Included in the display will be historic punch recipes (like Chatham Artillery Punch), information about each item and more! You won’t want to miss out on this beautiful and rarely seen part of Savannah’s rich history!
DNA and Victorian Neighborhood Association members will come together on Wednesday, December 3rd to preview the Exhibit and enjoy a Hot Toddy Tasting. The cost is $15 per person.
About the Exhibit
Punch, in various forms, was a popular social drink of choice in both taverns and ceremonial special gatherings from the 1670s to 1850s. Punch recipes typically would consist of some sort of spirits, citrus, sugar, water and spice and were often presented in highly decorated bowls. Though punch maintained a nearly 200 year run as a choice drink, its decline was mostly attributed to a faster paced existence due to Industrialization and the Temperance Movement.
About Coastal Heritage Society
Coastal Heritage Society (CHS) is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization established in the 1970s. The mission of CHS is to preserve the cultural heritage of coastal Georgia and adjacent regions and to provide relevant educational experiences for the public. Today, Coastal Heritage Society operates Old Fort Jackson, Savannah History Museum & Battlefield Memorial Park, Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah Children’s Museum and Pin Point Heritage Museum. For more information about CHS, visit www.chsgeorgia.org.
About Savannah History Museum
Savannah History Museum (SHM) is located within Tricentennial Park and is operated by Coastal Heritage Society, a 501(c)3 not for profit organization. SHM offers a variety of exhibits reflecting the Native American settlements in this area to the colonization of Georgia in 1733 to the 1779 Revolutionary more recent history of the 1900s. Savannah History Museum has over 50,000 artifacts in its collections, and exhibits from a cotton gin, to steam locomotive and railroad memorabilia, to a diorama of the Revolutionary War Siege of Savannah of 1779, to Forrest Gump’s bench, to Juliette Gordon Low and the Girl Scouts.
About Savannah Victorian Society
With the continuing interest in Victoriana, and with Savannah’s wealth of Victorian architecture and its important 19th century history, the Savannah Victorian Society (SVS) strives to help connect people with this interest and knowledge. SVS programs include lectures, field trips, movies, performing arts, and social events. The SVS is an official chartered chapter of the Victorian Society in America which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Savannah Victorian Society shares this non-profit status.