Dianne Behrens, a curator at the one of the participants, the Midway Museum, said she's hoping as many as 150 people come through the colonial-era facility on Highway 17 in Midway.
The draw is that is free. The Georgia Historical Society and the museums all over Effingham, Chatham, Bryan, Liberty and McIntosh counties are sponsoring the event to show people what's in the museum and explain the area's history.
Another draw is activities. Leconte-Woodmanston Plantation near Midway, for example, is having a Super Saturday, when there will be classes on bird watching, art classes for pre-schoolers and more.
The big event Sunday will be the annual Georgia Days Colonial Faire and Muster at Wormsloe Historic Site from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., for the. This festive event has been a Savannah tradition for the past 9 years.
Attendees at this GHS's Georgia Days tradition will step back into history on the site of one of the earliest and most beautiful colonial-era plantations of the Georgia coast. Guests can visit the ruins of the plantation house and slave cabin, while costumed interpreters, colonial-era musicians, and a host of demonstrations evoke the spirit of colonial Georgia for visitors of all ages. A schedule of events is available upon arrival at the Faire and Muster, and will detail the many exciting activities that will be going on throughout the weekend.
The Colonial Faire and Muster is part of GHS's Georgia Days, a month-long commemoration of Georgia's rich history, and GHS's signature educational event of the year. The Colonial Faire and Muster is free and open to the public. For more information about Georgia Days, visit www.georgiahistory.com and follow the Georgia Days links.
Participating sites in Liberty and Bryan counties are:
- Fort McAllister Historic Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Road in Richmond Hill, 912-727-2339.
- Fort Morris Historic Site, 2559 Fort Morris Road in Midway, 912-884-5999.
- Fort Stewart Museum, Building T904, Frank Cochran Drive at Fort Stewart, 912-767-7885.
- Geechee Kunda, Ways Temple Road in Riceboro (U.S. 17 through Riceboro, after 4.6 miles turn left onto Ways Temple Road. Geechee Kunda is .2 miles on the right) 912-754-7001.
- Historic Dorchester Academy 8787 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Midway, 912-884-2347.
- LeConte-Woodmanston Rice Plantation and Botanical Gardens, off Barrington Ferry Road near Riceboro, 912-884-6500.
- Midway Museum, 491 N. Coastal Highway in Midway, 912-884-5837. Open 1-4 pm.
- Richmond Hill Museum, 11460 Ford Ave. in Richmond Hill, 912-756-2676.