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    The Beach Institute:

    Tuesday 12 PM -5 PM

    Wednesday 12 PM - 5 PM

    Thursday 12 PM - 5 PM

    Friday 12 PM - 5 PM

    Saturday 12 PM - 5 PM

    Closed Sunday & Monday

    502 East Harris Street

     

    The King-Tisdell Cottage:

    Tuesday 12 PM-2 PM

    Wednesday 12 PM-5 PM

    Thursday 12 PM-2 PM

    Friday 12 PM-5 PM

    Saturday 12 PM-5 PM

    Closed Sunday & Monday

    514 E Huntingdon Street

    The Beach Institute and The King-Tisdell Cottage

    Adults: $10.00

    Military: $7.00

    Seniors 60 and over: $7.00
    Students: $7
    Children under 5: Free

    Please Contact Us for Group Rates.

    Closures

    The Beach Institute and The King-Tisdell Cottage are 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
    July 4th
    Labor Day
    Thanksgiving
    Day After Thanksgiving
    Christmas Eve
    Christmas Day

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

    Closed when severe weather conditions occur (T-Storms, etc are indicated 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).
     

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    Gullah Culture in America
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    explores the voyages of 20th and 21st century Gullahs reconnecting with their roots in West Africa. It presents the culture of the Gullahs-food, music, folklore, language, art, medicine, religion-and shows readers the extraordinary history of a people straddling two continents.
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    From N Word to Mayor Paperback
    23.00
    Otis Samuel Johnson, PhD, was appointed a scholar in residence at Savannah State University in 2012 after serving eight years (2004-2011) as the sixty-fourth mayor of the city of Savannah, Georgia. Dr. Johnson was a member of the National League of Cities Council on Youth, Education and Families during his 8 years as mayor and chaired the council in 2009. Currently he serves on the boards of the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation and MDC Inc. in North Carolina. Dr. Johnson was a faculty member at Savannah State University for twenty-one years. He retires from SSU in 2002 as Dean of the College
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    A Real Southern Cook in her Savannah Kitchen
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    Hundreds of thousands of people have made the trip to enjoy the exceptional food cooked by Dora Charles at one of Savannah's most famous destination restaurants. Now the South's best-kept secret shows how she makes culinary magic.
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    Hidden in Plain View - A Secret Story of Quilts and the Underground Railroad
    16.95
    tells the fascinating story of a friendship, a lost tradition and an incredible discovery, explaining for the first time how enslaved men and women encoded messages within quilt patterns that helped fugitives navigate their escape along the Underground Railroad.
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    The Secret to Freedom
    12.00
    "Vaughan's well-written story is told with a modified colloquial language that hints at the unschooled plantation speech but is easily understood by today's readers. Johnson's expressive acrylic paintings are rich in color and emotion" -School Library Journal
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    Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule
    12.00
    Like other ex-slaves, Pascal and his older brother Gideon have been promised forty acres and maybe a mule. With the family of friends they have built along the way, they claim a place of their own. Green Gloryland is the most wonderful place on earth, their own family farm with a healthy cotton crop and plenty to eat. But the notorious night riders have plans to take it away, threatening to tear the beautiful freedom that the two boys are enjoying for the first time in their young lives. Coming alive in plain, vibrant language is the story of the Reconstruction, after the Civil War.
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    Blue Skies
    650.00
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    Dimension: 16x20
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    650.00
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    Get the Stain Out
    400.00
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    Dimensions 18x24
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    I'm Busy Now
    600.00
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    Word of the Day
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    Dimension: 47x35
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    Tote Bag
    15.00
    Show your support of The Beach Institute by shopping and travelling with a branded Tote Bag.
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    General Admission: The Beach Institute
    7.00 - 10.00
    Tickets are good for 1-day visit and tour of the Beach Institute African-American Cultural Center, all exhibits and gallery. A $1 preservation fee is included in all admissions prices.
    Students: Please bring your valid student ID when you visit.
    Seniors: Please bring your wonderful self when you visit.
    NOTE: Please take note of the posted hours of operation and holiday closures posted.
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    Admission Tickets: King-Tisdell Cottage
    7.00 - 10.00
    Tickets are good for a 1-day visit and tour of the Historic King-Tisdell Cottage. A $1 preservation fee is included in all admissions prices.
    Students: Please bring your valid student ID when you visit.
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    The Treasure of Ulysses Davis: Sculpture from a Savannah Barbershop
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    by Susan Mitchell Crawley (Author), Peter Harholdt (Photographer), Michael E. Shapiro(Foreword) Hardcover- November 21, 2008
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    Secret Rendez-Vous (Print arwork)
    20.00
    Arlene Case (artist)- 1993- 20"X 20"
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    Overtures (print artwork)
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    Arlene Case (artists) 20" X 20" print, 1993 "Overtures"
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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
July 4th 
Labor Day
Thanksgiving
Day After Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day

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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