Celebrate the lives and abilities of women in early Georgia as Wormsloe State Historic Site hosts “Women Takeover Wormsloe.” This event explores the daily experiences of colonial women and their important yet frequently omitted contributions to the success of Georgia.
Often overlooked, women have shaped the history of early Georgia, only to be left on the sidelines of the history books. Visitors to Wormsloe hear mostly about Noble Jones, the Englishman who came to Savannah in 1733. However, on April 23, we will highlight the work of the Savannah women, including Noble’s wife, Sarah Jones, and his daughter, Mary Jones Bulloch, and all the others the history books have forgotten. These women were just as much pioneers as their male counterparts, bringing the skills necessary to survive and prosper in this foreign, new environment.
Celebrate the feminine side of history during our first “Women Takeover Wormsloe” event, when the often-surprising gender roles for the various skills needed to survive in the colony will be highlighted. Costumed interpreters will demonstrate 18th century skills such as blacksmithing, candle-making, cooking, midwifery, healing and timber framing in collaboration with Repurpose Savannah. These trades helped make Georgia a successful colony.
This family friendly event will be held Saturday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wormsloe State Historic Site, located 20 minutes south of downtown Savannah on Isle of Hope, 7601 Skidaway Road, Savannah, Ga. For more information, visit gastateparks.org/wormsloe or call (912) 353-3023.
Georgia’s State Historic Sites are operated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.