Sunday February 11, 2024
Saturday, May 11, 2024
A day trip to Ossabaw for descendants of people with connections to the island from 1760 – 1980. If your ancestors were tenant farmers, land owners, Torrey family employees, Freedmen, enslaved people, hunting guides, cattlemen, or timbermen? Were you a member of the Ossabaw Island Project (OIP) or a Genesis member, please join us for a picnic and time together.
Saturday February 3, 2024, Click here to Register
Saturday June 1, 2024, Click here to Register
Paint, sketch, write, or take photos on Ossabaw Island. Let the island be your muse. After a brief history presentation, you’ll have several hours to wander the North End on your own and experience the island’s inspiring features of marsh vistas, maritime forests, wildlife sightings. Bring your own art supplies.
Date: TBA June-July, 2024
A Hands-On Archaeology Experience
Led by the Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources’ Archaeology Division and Pennsylvania State University, this excavation of a 19th-century plantation site is the sixth year of a ten-year archaeological project on Ossabaw Island.
Saturday August 10, 2024
This “fee free” morning trip to Ossabaw is a walking tour of the North End plantation site, including three restored tabby cabins built by enslaved Africans as their housing. Learn about Titus, Hercules and Betty in the 1770s; the Bond brothers in the 1850s and 1860s; and the Bond’s descendants, the founders of Pin Point community in the 1880s. After visiting Ossabaw Island travel to the Pin Point Heritage Museum for a tour from an Ossabaw Island descendant.
Saturday, August 24, 2024 Day Trip
Sunday, August 25, 2024 Day Trip
Accompany Georgia DNR Sea Turtle Conservation Program interns as they inventory loggerhead turtle nests for eggs and live hatchlings on Ossabaw Island’s South Beach. Depart 8:00 am from Delegal Creek Marina on Skidaway Island, just outside of Savannah. After a 30-minute boat ride across Ossabaw Sound, arrive on Ossabaw Island , then travel by pick up truck to the beach to learn about turtle hatchings. Enjoy a picnic lunch (bring your own lunch) at the pavillion at the south end bone yard beach. Return to the North End as boat departs the island for the mainland at 2:00 pm.
Saturday September 21, 2024
Sunday September 22, 2024
Elizabeth DuBose shares the history of Ossabaw indigo and provides instruction on creating fresh-leaf dye vats and guides participants through the dyeing process.