Five Events To Benefit
The Andrew Low and Green-Meldrim Houses.
Explore and Learn about the Wonderful Discoveries in These Historic Homes and in Your Own Attic.
- Meet celebrated TV stars and appraisers, Lark Mason and Amanda Everard. They will be joined by silver and jewelry specialist, Jane Mullino, to give verbal valuations of antiques from your own attic.
- Enjoy spectacular views of the Historic District from the Chatham Club while you lunch with John M. Sheftall, Esq., renowned attorney and expert on attic exploration, as he shares his lively and humorous “Fabulous Attic Finds”. A delicious meal will conclude with a tasting of the Rare Wine Company’s Savannah Verdelho Special Reserve Madeira.
- Attend a glittering reception and exciting live auction at The Green-Meldrim house, honoring our celebrity appraisers and sponsors.
- Lunch & Learn with Susan Arden-Joly, GMH preservationist and Stephen Bohlin, ALH Director, as they present treasures from their collections and “The French Connection” involved in their fascinating histories. Celebrity appraiser Amanda Everard, will assess the current true value of these rarities.
- Travel in style with Old Town Trolleys between private tours of The Andrew Low and Green-Meldrim museum houses and learn about the prominent architect, John Norris, who designed both noble houses. The tour will also pass by several fine examples of his work along the way. Knowledgeable docents will guide you through the splendid interiors and entertain you with little-known connections between these houses and the families who occupied them. The spectacular sanctuary of St. John’s Church will be an added attraction, as it is a glorious example of the Gothic Revival architecture of its day. Magnificent stained glass windows and priceless religious relics adorn the interior.
Proceeds will benefit the Andrew Low and the Green-Meldrim Houses. All events will take place in the heart of the Historic District, within easy walking distance of one another. Many options for dining, shopping and touring are available, and our preferred hotel provider is the Hilton on Madison Square, under the group code ANT.Book your Room: Hilton
The Andrew Low House designed by architect John Norris, was built in 1848 by Andrew Low II, for his young family. It was enjoyed by his many famous guests including General Robert E. Lee and William Makepeace Thackery and is best known through his daughter-in-law, Juliette Gordon Low, who founded the Girl Scouts of America there in 1912.
The Green-Meldrim House was constructed as a residence for Mr. Charles Green, who came to Savannah from England in 1833. The house served as headquarters for Union General William T. Sherman as he concluded his March to the Sea in 1864. Mr. Green hoped to protect his home and his cotton from destruction by inviting the Civil War commander to use his home while in Savannah.
Both splendidly furnished homes and St. John’s Sanctuary will be open for tours on Saturday to ticket holders. See full Event Schedule