Savannah Antiques & Architecture Weekend
Down by the Riverside
From Cobblestones to Containers
To Benefit the Andrew Low and Green-Meldrim Historic Houses
March 5 – 7, 2020
Celebrate Savannah’s rich architectural and interior design history during the Fourth Annual Savannah Antiques and Architecture Weekend. This year’s theme,”Down by the Riverside”, focuses on Savannah’s Port and its history “From Cobblestones to Containers.”
Kicking off the Weekend, a special Reception and Tour of the spectacular new Plant Riverside District will be hosted by its visionary developer, luxury hotelier Richard Kessler. The Weekend’s exciting events include historians and acclaimed speakers to enchant you as well as Celebrity Antique appraisers to help you discover “What’s In Your Attic?”. A special treat this year is the fabulous Lunch and Learn Riverboat Cruise on the “Georgia Queen”complete with a brass Dixieland Band!
Topping off the Weekend is the glittering Gala honoring our Sponsors, Speakers, Appraisers and Patrons. Held in the elegant surroundings of the mansion of cotton merchant, Charles Green, you will enjoy a visible example of the wealth created through the port in Green’s day. The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Georgia, a 501c3 non-profit organization, proudly presents this event for the benefit of the Andrew Low and Green-Meldrim Historic Houses.
Special Event: Plant Riverside District Tour
Now a new vibrant entertainment destination, The Plant Riverside District has transformed the historic 100 year old Savannah Electric and Power Plant into an amazing JW Mariott Hotel, entertainment, and retail district. Adding a quarter-mile of river walk, The District has greatly expanded the west end of River Street. Cocktail party guests will toast to its opening and tour this visionary architectural masterpiece with its brilliant developer and hotelier, Richard Kessler, and renowned architect Christian Sottile.
Southern Hospitality with Susan Sully
The Hyatt’s expansive views of Savannah’s Port invite you to celebrate “Southern Hospitality” where it all began in the 18th century welcoming visitors to our Port. Susan Sully, acclaimed author, photographer, and specialist in Southern architecture and design, will fascinate you with her latest book, Southern Hospitality at Home, which features four of Savannah’s most welcoming homes. Sully will join us that evening for an exclusive cocktail reception and tour of a stunning home featured in her book.
“What’s In Your Attic?”
Reserve your spot early with our amazing TV celebrity appraisers to discover “What’s In Your Attic?”. Bring your treasures
to be evaluated by nationally renowned stars in the fields of antiques, decorative arts, and jewelry.
Riverboat Lunch and Learn Cruise on the Georgia Queen
The delightful sounds of a Dixieland Band will entertain you “Down By the Riverside” as you enjoy a fabulous Riverboat Lunch and Learn Cruise on the Georgia Queen. As you cruise the Savannah River and lunch on Southern Fare you will view Savannah’s iconic architectural skyline from its river as you learn its history from “Cobblestones to Containers”.
Back by popular demand, jazz musicians will serenade guests at all events, and historic characters will delight our visitors as they bring Savannah’s history to life.