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Closed for the following Holidays:
New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Day (Day after New Year’s Day)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
St. Patrick’s Day Observance
Good Friday and Easter
July 4th
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Thanksgiving (Day before Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving)
Christmas (Day before Christmas Eve, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Day after Christmas)

Closed to the Public when Private Events are held at either museum.

Closed when severe weather conditions occurs (T-Storms ,etc are indicate by the national weather systems as a severe warning).

Closed when events are held in the City of Savannah or City Limits that required streets closing (marathons, parades and so on).

Mobility Access: All galleries at the Beach Institute are wheelchair accessible.
Accessible Entrance and Parking: The wheelchair entrance is located in the garden entrance of the Beach Institute from Price Street Lane. There are accessible parking spaces immediately outside the wheelchair entrance located directly behind the museum on the Price Street Lane. An elevator provides access to the upstairs galleries.

Accessible Programs: The museums offer programs by appointment for audiences with special needs. Each year, the museums schedule visits for non-profit organizations serving senior and individuals with disabilities. For more information or to request a visit, please call 912.335.8868 or email kingtisdell@bellsouth.net

Sketching: Sketching is permitted in the galleries (pencil only, no ink or paint) with sketchbooks no larger than 8 1/2 x 11 inches (21.6 x 27.9 cm). No easels, stools, or sketching while sitting on the floor is permitted. If galleries are crowded, staff may ask visitors to stop sketching or writing.
Photography for Studio Projects or Class Assignments: All Visitors must obtain and signs a onetime image-usage permission form from museum staff. And visitors must also provide museum staff with official documentation concerning the Studio Project or Class Assignment while visiting the museums. Still photography and video taken from a handheld device are permitted for personal, noncommercial use. The camera must be at least three (3) feet from the work of art. Flash photography, tripods, additional lights and extension cords are not allowed.
Additional Guidelines:
• No Touching. Visitors must at all times remain at least two feet away from all artworks and must not touch any paintings, sculptures, books, foyer furniture, or displays.
• No Photographs. Visitors are not permitted to take any photographs inside the Museums at any time for any reason. This includes cell phone cameras and video recording devices of any kind.
• No Food or Beverage. No food or beverages are permitted inside the Museums.
• No Smoking. Smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the Museums or immediately outside the entrance.
• No Firearms. Firearms are not permitted in the Museums.
• No Pets. Pets are not permitted in the Museum, except service dogs for the disabled.
• No Cellular Phones. All cellular phones and other electric devices must be turned off or put on vibrate before touring the museums.
• Strollers: Baby strollers are welcome.
• Children. All children must be supervised at all times by their accompanying adults. (Due to the fragile nature of the collection and the intimate environment in the galleries, children under the age of 8 must be supervised at all time while inside of the museums, and children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by at least one adult for every four children).

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    Upcoming Events

  • Support the Preservation of Savannah's African-American Culture & Arts

    All Events Hosted by The Beach Institute Directly Support Preservation of The Museums Operated by the King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation Inc

    2017 King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation
    Annual Awards Gala

    Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    The King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce the 2017 Honorees for the 2017 KTCF Awards Gala and to invite your participation and continued support as we celebrate their accomplishments. The Gala will be held at Savannah State University in the New Student Center, on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. A silent auction will precede the gala at 6:30 p.m.
    Cost: $75 | Semi-formal Attire|
    Purchase Tickets | Sponsorship Opportunities

     

    The 2017 King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation Honorees are:

    Leopold Adler, II Historic Preservation Award:

    Mr. & Mrs. Donald & Kaye Kole,

    Historic Preservationists

     

    King-Tisdell Cottage Arts Award:

    Mr. James Alan McPherson,

    Pulitzer Prize Winning Author (Posthumously)

     

    Beach Institute Education Award:

    Dr. Joseph H. Silver, Sr.,

    Education Consultant

     

    Reverend James M. Simms Public Service Award:

    Alderman Van R. Johnson, II,

    Councilman, City of Savannah

     

    W.W. Law Legacy Award:

    Rev. Dr. Charles L. Hoskins,

    Retired Minister/Author

    Jazz at the Beach Benefit Concert | Purchase Tickets

    Jazz at the Beach Benefit Concert
    Sunday, Dec 10, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    Featuring Teddy Adams & The Three Divas

    Join us at the Beach Institute for an elegant evening filled with fine wine, delectable cuisine and legendary Jazz Greats: Teddy Adams, Huxsie Scott, Gina Rene and Claire Frazier.

    Cost: $60 | Cocktail Attire | Purchase Tickets | Sponsorship Opportunities

    2017 Annual Foundation Membership Garden Party

    Sunday, April 30th, 2017 | 4pm

    The Board of Directors of the King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation, Inc. will host their Annual Membership Garden Party in the Beach Institute Garden
    located: 502 E. Harris Street

    Savannah, Georgia 34101

     

    Please RSVP to engage@beachinstitute.org or

    telephone: 912-335-8866

     

     

     

     

    2017 Annual Meeting of the Foundation and Member Reception

    Tuesday, April 4th 2017 | 5:30pm

    The Board of Directors of the King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation Inc. will hold their annual meeting and member reception at the Beach Institute located at 502 E. Harris Street.
      
    Please RSVP to: engage@beachinstitute.org
    or 912-335-8868.
     

    Membership Brochure | Membership Renewal

     

     

     

     

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