Pin Point Heritage Museum

 
Learn about one of the few remaining coastal Georgia communities established by free African Americans at the turn of the 20th century. The Pin Point Heritage Museum tells the story of the Pin Point community founded in 1890 by freed slaves, many from Ossabaw Island. Located in what was once the Varn and Sons Oyster Canning Factory, the refurbished Museum features exhibit panels on the history, religion, music, language, traditions, and community of the Gullah/Geechee culture. Visitors can also see multimedia presentations, photographs, and artifacts, as well as scenic views of the marsh. Groups of 10 or more can book a tour of the Museum any day of the week.
 
Contact Info
Address: 9924 Pin Point Ave., Savannah, GA 31406. Chatham County.
Tel: 912-355-0064.
Hrs: Thurs.-Sat. 9AM-5PM.
 
SCHOOL
Visits begin with the documentary Take Me to the Water, and a tour of the factory buildings. Students will learn about the struggle for African Americans to own land after Emancipation, and the development of the Gullah-Geechee culture. Students learn about the community's relationship with the natural environment, and the importance of the surrounding marshes and rivers to the livelihood of the community. They will also learn about the blue crab and oyster, and the factory where they were processed.
 
Contact Info
Name: Megan Cox.
Phone: 912-312-4155.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: 3rd-12th.
Group Size: Min. 10 students.
Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 90 minutes.
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: n/a.
Registration: Phone, Email.
Food Options: n/a.
Cost: Fee.
Title I or Financial Support: n/a.
Accessible To: n/a.

Supports Classroom Learning In: Social Studies.
Topics Covered: African American history, language, religion, slavery, world cultures.
 
HOMESCHOOL
Homeschool groups can learn about the development of the Gullah-Geechee culture. They might also learn about the factory buildings, the history of the land and its natural resources, and the struggle for African Americans to own land after Emancipation. Visits begin with a showing of the documentary Take Me to the Water.
 
Contact Info
Name: Megan Cox.
Phone: 912-312-4155.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: 3rd-12th.
Group Size: Varies.
Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 90 minutes.
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: n/a.
Registration: Phone, Email.
Food Options: n/a.
Cost: Fee.
Title I or Financial Support: n/a.
Accessible To: n/a.
 
Supports Classroom Learning In: Social Studies.
Topics Covered: African American history, language, religion, slavery, world cultures.