Antiques, Architecture and All That Jazz!
To Benefit the Andrew Low and Green-Meldrim Historic Houses
February 28 – March 2, 2019
Continuing to celebrate Savannah’s rich architectural and decorative arts history, the Third Annual Savannah Antiques and Architecture Weekend will focus on the Architecture, Style and Music of the Jazz Era in Savannah. Organized by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Georgia, this event supports the ongoing preservation of two of the City’s prominent historic houses, the Andrew Low and Green-Meldrim Houses.
Weekend Event Schedule
Events are scheduled within easy walking distance of one another.
Thursday, February 28: Cocktails and book signing with world-renowned Interior Designer, Carleton Varney
Decorator to the stars such as Joan Crawford and to U.S President Jimmy Carter along with many other prestigious clients, Carleton Varney is also the President and Owner of Dorothy Draper & Co. and carries on the amazing legacy of Draper’s iconic work in the ‘30s and ‘40s. Author of several books on decorating and great houses, he also hosts a wide line of products on the Home Shopping Network and his regular appearances on the show always sell out!
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: 319 Abercorn St | Savannah, GA 31401
Tickets: $50 – Purchase here
Friday, March 1: Lunch & Learn Keynote Speaker: Carleton Varney, President of Dorothy Draper & Co., Inc. Dorothy Draper and the Jazz Age followed by book signing
Dorothy Draper was a woman way ahead of her time, taking on huge corporate work for hotels around the world when women were supposed to be at home raising families! Her work for The Greenbrier Hotel, the Quintandhina in Brazil, the Hampshire House, the Carlyle Hotel and many others in the jazz era is iconic and instantly recognizable. Her protégé, Carleton Varney, continues her work today as owner of Dorothy Draper & Co.. Like Draper, Varney uses big bold patterns, tons of color and rejects all things drab, uncomfortable and impractical.
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Location: The Mansion on Forsyth Park, Autograph Collection | 700 Drayton Street | Savannah, GA 31401
Tickets: $85 – Purchase here
Friday, March 1: The Gala
The glittering Gala honoring our Sponsors, Speakers and Appraisers is always a highpoint of the weekend. Topped off by an exciting Silent Auction, it will be held in the splendid surroundings of the Historic Green-Meldrim House. An evening to remember!
6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Green-Meldrim House | 14 West Macon Street | Savannah, GA 13401
Tickets: $95 – $500 – Purchase here
Saturday, March 2: All That Jazz in Savannah
Presented by Coastal Jazz Association
The rich history of jazz comes to life with Paula Scott Fogarty, Executive Director of Coastal Jazz Association, and world-renowned trombonist and educator Teddy Adams. In his new book, The Up of the Down Beat, Adams shares many great anecdotes about Savannah’s early jazz scenes and its legends including Ben Tucker. This duet is partially responsible for bringing us the highly successful Annual Savannah Jazz Festival and will regale the audience with Savannah’s Jazz history from Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway and Johnny Mercer, to Ben Tucker and the living legends of today.
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Cranmer Hall, 1st Floor | 27 West Charlton Street | Savannah, GA 31401
Tickets: $25 – Purchase here
Saturday, March 2: What’s in Your Attic?
Back by popular demand is the “What’s In Your Attic?” event with TV Celebrity appraisers and experts in decorative arts and antiques, Lark Mason, Amanda Everard, and Jane Mullino. They will help you Jazz things up at your house when you discover the value of your own treasures.
Choose Your Appraiser By Specialty:
Lark Mason: Antiques, Art & Asian Antiquities
Amanda Everard: Antiques & Decorative Arts
Jane Mullino: Silver & Jewelry
9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Cranmer Hall, 1st Floor | 27 West Charlton Street | 1/2 block from Green-Meldrim House | Savannah, GA 31401
Tickets: $15 – Tickets sold for half hour time blocks, allowing for four verbal appraisals per half hour. Purchase here
Saturday, March 2: VIP Historic Tours
The VIP Historic Tours are being jazzed up as well this year. They will include colorful costumed reincarnations of the Andrew Low and Green-Meldrim families who will bring life to the stories of their lives and times.
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
The Andrew Low House, The Green-Meldrim House and St. John’s Sanctuary
Tickets $25 – Purchase here
Saturday, March 2: Luncheon, Lecture, and Inaugural Tour of the Armstrong-Kessler Mansion Hosted by Richard C. Kessler
Presented by Savannah College of Art and Design
Savannah has no finer Architectural example of the Jazz Era than the Armstrong-Kessler Mansion, which is the subject of our Special Event. The project’s accomplished architectural and interior design team will present the fascinating details of Savannah’s most ambitious historic home renewal project. An exclusive Inaugural Tour of the recently renewed Mansion will follow.
The Oglethorpe Club | 450 Bull Street | Savannah, GA 31401
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Armstrong-Kessler Mansion Tour groups: 1:30 PM (SOLD OUT!), 2:30 PM (SOLD OUT!) and 3:30 PM
Tickets: $150 – Purchase here
Grab your friends and Jazz It Up with us in beautiful Savannah, February 28 – March 2, 2019!