Davenport House News

February 7th, 2017

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Davenport Soirée – Our Fabulous New Event

In support of the Museum, the Davenport House’s exciting new event will be held on Sunday, February 19 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Elizabeth on 37thTickets, at $95 per person, may be purchased in person at the Davenport House, through the Davenport House website or by mail.  At the event, Savannah cabaret singer Miss Kim Michael Polote will sing selections from the American songbook.  And, of course, Elizabeth will provide delicious selections to taste including mustard and garlic glazed salmon, shrimp salad on puff pastry, pimiento cheese puffs, sea scallops with fresh herbs and melted cheese in filo, housemade mozzarella and tomato skewers, wild mushroom and fontina tartlets, smoked ham on sweet potato biscuits, mini bacon/lettuce and tomato sandwiches.  As part of the afternoon, there will be a silent auction of rare opportunities and fun experiences!  www.davenporthousemuseum.org


001 - Copy“Potable Gold”:  Savannah’s Madeira Tradition

Friday and Saturday evenings in February 2017

Program dates: February 3, 4, 10, 11, 18, 24, 25.  (No program on Friday, February 17).
An extra presentation at 7:30 p.m. will be presented if the 5:30 p.m. session on February 10, 11 and 18 sell out.
Time:  5:30 p.m.
Admission:  $20 (must be 21 years of age). Plus tax.
Reservations recommended.  Limited attendance.  Call the Museum for additional information or to reserve your spot – 912-236-8097
Length of Program:  75 minutes

Experience the historic atmosphere of the Davenport House while learning about and tasting a unique and flavorful wine.  Patrons are oriented to the long and rich tradition of Madeira (wine) as it relates to the history of Savannah and then they will participate in a Madeira party.  During the experience they will see the historic house at dusk including spaces usually off-limits to museum guests.

 The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs and maneuver in the candlelit rooms.  


IMG_8129 - Copy (2)Valentine’s Day Weddings in the Garden

We have decided to go all out for love this Valentine’s Day!  In the past our Valentine’s Day Weddings in the Garden event has only been offered after hours.  This year we are opening up 24 slots throughout the day from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. for couples wishing to marry on the property! Along with getting married officially, February 14 is a wonderful time to recommit to your partner underneath the DH arbor.

Here are the details (and if you work that day – know there will be weddings)

· $150 donation to the Museum.  Call or come by the Davenport House to make your donation. Online donations may be made up to 24 hours before. Confirmed reservations are highly recommended, as the event tends to sell out.
· Couples must bring a valid Georgia marriage license, which does not require a waiting period or a blood test. [Details: If one party is a GA resident, the license can be issued in any GA county.  If neither is a GA resident, the license must be obtained in Chatham County.]
· Recommitments are welcome and marriage licenses are not necessary.
· Rain location in the Kennedy Pharmacy, 323 E. Broughton Street—across the lane from the garden.

For information or to reserve you spot, call 912-236-8097


National-Museum-of-African-American-History-and-Culture-1-1020x610[1]Join Us!  Trip to Washington, DC /Alexandria, VA to See the New African American Museum of History and Culture/Mount Vernon/Gadsby’s Tavern, etc.   –   June 5 – 7, 2017

We would really love for you to travel with us to Washington, DC.  Davenport House people are fun to travel with and we have coveted tickets to see the new African American Museum of History and Culture!  There are options for travel (air or bus).  Over the next month, we will take a poll about favorite options.  This is a great opportunity to relax, enjoy some culture, eat a fine meal and savor the majesty of our nation’s capital as well as Mount Vernon.  This is a study trip for all.  Please let Rebecca Bustinduy at rbustinduy@davenporthousemuseum.org know if you are curious or interested!  She can provide you with a detailed itinerary.