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  • Open Studio
    Despite the drizzling weather, the turnout for the Ashantilly Press Open Studio was a huge success! Dozens of people turned out to print cards on two different Letterpresses. Most who attended also took time to tour Ashantilly and learn more about Thomas Spalding and Bill Haynes and the history of the amazing house and landContinue reading “Open Studio”
  • Savannah State Visit
    Students from Savannah State visited the print shop and set lines of type from a poem by CM Burroughs, who will visit the school. Professors Chad and Nick assisted in this collaboration.
  • Wildlife Care and Protection in Your Backyard
    The morning lecture on Wildlife Care and Protection in your Backyard was well attended and very informative. Brittany Dodge,  Coastal Training Program Coordinator with Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve (SINERR) and Lauren Bowman Clontz, Coastal Conservation Coordinator with GA Audubon (Coastal Conservation Coordinator) shared their knowledge and experiences with the group. Brittany Dodge sharedContinue reading “Wildlife Care and Protection in Your Backyard”
  • Fall Native Plant Sale
    On Saturday, September 23, Georgia WildScapes held its Annual Fall Native Plant Sale at Ashantilly Center. Several native plant vendors with a wide selection of plants were on hand with information and a wide array of plants. Many plant lovers attended and walked away with wagons full of lovely native plants. There were multiple plantContinue reading “Fall Native Plant Sale”
  • Annual Bluegrass & BBQ Event
    Jackson Bethune and his band were terrific and played to a sold-out crowd! Our nonprofit is grateful to all who support the historic Ashantilly Center. What a fun and successful evening! Rick Caldwell’s BBQ was delicious! Ashantilly Center would like to thank Jackson Bethune Bluegrass Band, and Habersham Beverage’s Vince Becker, for the great selectionsContinue reading “Annual Bluegrass & BBQ Event”
  • 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 theContinue reading “Darien’s Blessing of the Fleet”
  • 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,Continue reading “Richmond Hill Garden Club Visit”
  • 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 plantContinue reading “Great Day for the Native Plant Sale”
  • 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 fromContinue reading “Famous Regions of Scotland”
  • 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!
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