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  • Darien’s Blessing of the Fleet
    Ashantilly participated in Art in the Park during the annual Blessing of the Fleet. Lots of visitors to our tent printed on the small Kelsey press. Our T-Shirts were a hit, as well as the large selection of books on the history of our area. Bill Haynes, Ashantilly’s founder, helped start the Blessing of the … Read more
  • Richmond Hill Garden Club Visit
    The Richmond Hill Garden Club made a return visit to Ashantilly. They were given a tour of the “Old Tabby”, led by President Harriet Langford. The new Native Garden was on display and was well received. In a prior visit, the club had printed a small broadside on the Vandercook press. To change things up, … Read more
  • Great Day for the Native Plant Sale
    It was a beautiful day for the Coastal WildScapes Spring Native Plant Sale. Many plant lovers attended and walked away with wagons full of lovely native plants. There were multiple plant vendors including Thompson’s Garden, Florabundance, Naturescapes, The Georgia Native Plant Society Coastal Plain Chapter and Savannah Victory Garden. View a list of native plant … Read more
  • Famous Regions of Scotland
    There was a full crowd at Ashantilly on the evening of Saturday, March 11 as Vince Becker of Habersham Beverage, took guests on a tour of Scotland describing various regional whiskies. Vince, a Certified Specialist of Spirits, shared his knowledge with all the attendee. Vince lead the Scotish enthusiasts through different varieties of Scotch from … Read more
  • McDonough Church Group Visited Ashantilly!
    The McDonough Baptist Church group brought their bus to Ashantilly Center! Members were given a tour and history of the historic house. Then they were invited to try their hand at Letterpress printing in the Ashantilly Press shop, printing a small broadside on the Vandercook proof press. Much fun was had by all!
  • Buddy Sullivan: Historical Atlas
    Local author and historian, Buddy Sullivan, spoke to a packed room on Sunday, February 5, sharing his vast knowledge of maps, charts, surveys, and land plats. Attendees found Buddy’s talk fascinating and were delighted as he shared his interest in local and regional geography and topography. His study of state and county maps, and coastal navigation charts … Read more
  • Local History Class Visits the Center
    Local students from McIntosh Academy’s Local History Class visited Ashantilly. President Harriet Langford presented a program which portrayed the important role of Ashantilly in the history of the area. Built by Thomas Spalding in the early 1820’s, the “Old Tabby” was part of the Scottish traditions for which the county is so well known. After … Read more
  • The Tale of Two Williams a Success
    “The Tale of Two Williams: William Bartram and the Sketchbook of Bill Haynes, Jr.” event was very well attended. Dorinda G. Dallmeyer, president of the Bartram Trail Conference, expertly paired watercolors painted by William “Bill” Haynes, Jr., with passages from William Bartram’s book, Bartram’s Travels. The attendees were excited to see scans of these amazing … Read more
  • Filming for Ada and the Doc
    On Saturday, January 21 a flurry of energetic production crew members including actors, makeup artists, set decorators and costume designers descended upon the Ashantilly Center. Madison LeBlanc, a student at The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and the writer and director of the film, chose Ashantilly to be included in several of the … Read more
    Nick and Sara set 2 cards for visitors to print, a Christmas card and a Holiday card. Many new to the shop and many returners printed during this annual event! Some had never seen printing presses and were amazed at how well they worked! Both a C&P platen press and a Vandercook proof press were … Read more
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