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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Telfair Academy

You can purchase a ticket for $20 that gives you admission into the Telfair Academy, Jepson Center and the Owens-Thomas House.  There are guided tours of the Telfair Academy daily at 12, 2 pm and 4 pm and an additional tour at 10 am Tue-Sat.

The Telfair Acadmey is a former mansion built in 1818 in the neoclassical Regency style by William Jay, who built several prominent homes and public buildings in Savannah. 

In 1875, the house was bequeathed to the Georgia Historical Society to be opened as a museum.

There are two 19th century period rooms, complete with furniture and china.

There is a rotunda in the museum with 19th and 20th century art.

"The Black Prince at Crecy" in the rotunda.

La Parabola by Italian artist Laurenti. It tells the story of human life--"the race toward pleasure and the descent from the heights of life when sorrow has destroyed the smiles and illusions that enlivened the spring of life."

Old Kitchen with fireplace featuring cooking and other kitchen tools available in the 19th century.

Sculpture Gallery in the lower level of the mansion.

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