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Tybee Tidbits, Savannah State football & Gatsby Gala

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Local Weather


Today – ☀️ Sunny | 91 🌡️ |💨 Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight – 🌙 Clear | 71 🌡️ |💨 South wind 3 to 8 mph.


Quote of the day

The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you.

-David Foster Wallace

Tybee Tidbits…


Tybee Island is a small island located off the coast of Savannah, Georgia. Although it is a small island, it has a rich history that dates back to the early 1700s. In this post, I will discuss some fascinating facts about Tybee Island’s history. These facts include information about the island’s Native American inhabitants, its role in the Revolutionary War and Civil War, and its connection to Hollywood!

The first permanent settlement on Tybee Island was established by English Puritans in 1732. The island was named after the Tybee Indians, who were the original inhabitants of the area. The Tybee Indians were a peaceful tribe and good relations were maintained between the two groups for many years.

In 1776, during the Revolutionary War, Tybee Island was used as a defensive outpost by the Continental Army. Fort Pulaski, which is located on the island, played a key role in the Union’s victory in the Battle of Savannah.

During the Civil War, Tybee Island was once again used as a military stronghold. This time, it was occupied by Confederate troops. In 1862, a Union blockade prevented supplies from reaching the island, which led to the Confederates surrendering Fort Pulaski to the Union.

Tybee Island has also been home to Hollywood movies such as “The Last Song” and “Spider-Man: Homecoming”. In “The Last Song”, Tybee Island was used as a stand-in for Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. “Spider-Man: Homecoming” was also filmed on the island, specifically at the Tybee Island Light Station and Museum.

If you just moved to the Savannah area, be sure to take a day trip to Tybee Island! There’s so much history to explore on this small island and I plan to share more in future posts. Thanks for reading!

Do you have any favorite facts about Tybee Island’s history? Share them with us!

Around Town


Arts

Savannah GA things to do: Telfair Museum’s inflatable art BLOW UP
The exhibition, BLOW UP: Inflatable Contemporary Art, will be on display at the Jepson Center from May 27 through Sept. 18, offering a unique take on contemporary art through artists exploring… Read more.
Savannah GA things to do: Telfair Museum’s inflatable art BLOW UP
The exhibition, BLOW UP: Inflatable Contemporary Art, will be on display at the Jepson Center from May 27 through Sept. 18, offering a unique take on contemporary art through artists exploring… Read more.

History

A new historical marker in coastal Georgia commemorates the Igbo Landing rebellion of enslaved Africans
More than 200 years after a group of captive Africans willfully drowned in coastal Georgia, the uprising was known as Igbo Landing finally has a historical marker… Read more.
A new historical marker in coastal Georgia commemorates the Igbo Landing rebellion of enslaved Africans
More than 200 years after a group of captive Africans willfully drowned in coastal Georgia, the uprising was known as Igbo Landing finally has a historical marker… Read more.

Community

Summer Bonanza Youth Program returns
An amazing program for local youth is back and in person this year! The Summer Bonanza is a Chatham County Youth Initiative. Read more.
Summer Bonanza Youth Program returns
An amazing program for local youth is back and in person this year! The Summer Bonanza is a Chatham County Youth Initiative. Read more.

Sports

Savannah State releases 2022 football schedule
This year’s schedule, the first for new Head Coach Aaron Kelton, features four away games and five home games—with one home game being played in Macon, Georgia. Season tickets for… Read more.
Savannah State releases 2022 football schedule
This year’s schedule, the first for new Head Coach Aaron Kelton, features four away games and five home games—with one home game being played in Macon, Georgia. Season tickets for… Read more.

What’s happening


Today

GEAR UP Georgia End-of-Year Coordinator Meeting
Join GEAR UP Georgia on May 31st and June 1st for a year-end review and celebration of grant and team successes. With this convening, GEAR UP Georgia seeks to learn from… Read more.
GEAR UP Georgia End-of-Year Coordinator Meeting
Join GEAR UP Georgia on May 31st and June 1st for a year-end review and celebration of grant and team successes. With this convening, GEAR UP Georgia seeks to learn from… Read more.

Thursday

Moon Deck LIVE at Electric Moon featuring Individually Twisted
Part of the popular Moon Deck LIVE at Electric Moon concert series, enjoy a performance by Individually Twisted!Plant Riverside District’s free weekly outdoor live music series “Moon Deck LIVE at… Read more.
Moon Deck LIVE at Electric Moon featuring Individually Twisted
Part of the popular Moon Deck LIVE at Electric Moon concert series, enjoy a performance by Individually Twisted!Plant Riverside District’s free weekly outdoor live music series “Moon Deck LIVE at… Read more.

Friday

Josh Bennett Band at The Wormhole
Rock, Funk, and Bluegrass at its finest- The Josh Bennett Band This Athens Ga based band makes music craftily. Drawing from Bluegrass, rock, and funk. The Josh Bennett Band provides… Read more.
Josh Bennett Band at The Wormhole
Rock, Funk, and Bluegrass at its finest- The Josh Bennett Band This Athens Ga based band makes music craftily. Drawing from Bluegrass, rock, and funk. The Josh Bennett Band provides… Read more.

Saturday

GATSBY GALA
Join us as we take a trip back 100 years to the 1920s for a party unlike any that Savannah has seen for decades with the GATSBY GALA.Break out your… Read more.
GATSBY GALA
Join us as we take a trip back 100 years to the 1920s for a party unlike any that Savannah has seen for decades with the GATSBY GALA.Break out your… Read more.
Carolina Reign is back at The Wormhole
Rockers Carolina Reign back on The Wormhole StageWelcome back rockers from Myrtle Beach. Carolina Reign is living proof that raw talent, ambition, honesty and one-common-goal – to make great music… Read more.
Carolina Reign is back at The Wormhole
Rockers Carolina Reign back on The Wormhole StageWelcome back rockers from Myrtle Beach. Carolina Reign is living proof that raw talent, ambition, honesty and one-common-goal – to make great music… Read more.
Vintage Special Event Center GRAND OPENING
Join us as we celebrate the Grand Opening of Savannah’s newest event venue. Over 20 vendors onsite Read more.
Vintage Special Event Center GRAND OPENING
Join us as we celebrate the Grand Opening of Savannah’s newest event venue. Over 20 vendors onsite Read more.
Black Magic
This is a space for the empathic, psychological, spiritual, artistic, and mystic, to connect learn and share different ways to experience soul. Read more.
Black Magic
This is a space for the empathic, psychological, spiritual, artistic, and mystic, to connect learn and share different ways to experience soul. Read more.
Sunday Funday Pool Party
Gorilla Gay Bar is proud to bring you Savannah’s Hottest Queer Pool Party! Read more.
Sunday Funday Pool Party
Gorilla Gay Bar is proud to bring you Savannah’s Hottest Queer Pool Party! Read more.

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A little behind the scenes as we wrap up the spring session of our ceramics classes! Some great and diverse work from our hand-building and wheel students 🏺🧑🏽‍🎨


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