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Ossabaw Island
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Super Museum Sunday Ossabaw Trip

Sunday February 9, 2020

 

Enjoy a day trip, free of admission, with only a $40 boat fee. Boat transportation by Bull River Cruises and Mike Neal. Your trip will consist of a walking tour of the historic north end of Ossabaw Island and some time on your own to walk or sit and rock on the Club House front porch. The boat departs at 12:00 pm from the Rodney J. Hall Boat Ramp on Diamond causeway. The boat will return by 4:30 pm. Bring your own snack and drink, there is no canteen on the island. Space is limited to 30 participants. You will recieve a confirmation email the week of the event with all of the details.

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Tour of Ossabaw Island’s North End

Cancelled due to COVID-19

 

Travel by pontoon boat with Captain Mike Neal of Bull River Cruises to the island’s North End for an interpretive tour that includes ecology and history, plus time on your own to explore.

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Ossabaw Descendants Heritage Day

Cancelled due to COVID-19

 

A day trip to Ossabaw for descendants of people with connections to the island from 1760 – 1960. If your ancestors were tenant farmers, land owners, Torrey family employees, Freedmen, enslaved people, hunting guides, cattlemen, or timbermen, please join us for a picnic and time together.

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Be Creative on Ossabaw

Saturday June 13, 2020

 

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.

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Dig Ossabaw Island

Cancelled due to COVID-19
A Hands-On Archaeology Experience

 

Led by the Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources’ Archaeology Division and the University of Georgia, this excavation of a 19th-century plantation site is the fifth year of a ten-year archaeological project on Ossabaw Island.

 

Turtle hatching Day Trips

Mon. July 20 Day Trip (sold out)

Tues. July 21 Day Trip (sold out)

 

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.

 

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Lift Every Voice:  Savannah’s African American History Museums’ Fee-Free Day Trip

Saturday August 15, 2020

 

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.  

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A Hands-On Indigo Dyeing Experience: Ossabaw Island Indigo Day Trips

Friday September 18, 2020 (sold out)
Saturday September 19, 2020 (sold out)
Sunday September 20, 2020

 

Elizabeth DuBose shares the history of Ossabaw indigo and provides instruction on creating fresh-leaf dye vats and guides participants through the dyeing process.

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19th Annual Ossabaw Island Pig Roast & Art Auction

 Friday October 23, Saturday October 24, Sunday October 25, 2020

Join us on either of these days for the Ossabaw Island Pig Roast & Art Auction.  Enjoy the beauty and ambiance of Ossabaw Island while contributing to the sustainability of the Ossabaw Island Foundation’s exceptional educational, cultural, and scientific programs. 

 

For 2020 we have redesigned our signature event for the era of social distancing.  Instead of one big HOG of a party, we’re having three smaller events. 

 

Sponsorships available now.

 

General Admission tickets on sale September 2.