|Telfair Art Museum|
Savannah, Georgia is one of the state’s beautiful and genteel cities that emanates southern charm with a graceful dignity that belies its progressive contemporary cultural aspects.
Savannah is also one of the nation’s historic cities and was originally established in 1733. As you might have already realized, it is one of the country’s cities that actually predates the establishment of the nation. And for those cities that were here during the colonial period and saw the country through the Revolutionary War and contributed to the development of the new nation, the sense of pride that comes with that is inherent to the overall atmosphere of the city and in Savannah this distinction has not been lost in time and remains part of the tradition and heritage of much of the city.
In addition to all of this southern charm and historical national pride that is prevalent in the city, there is also a great deal of attractions and exciting things to do there when you visit. The Savannah Music Festival occurs every spring and is one of the top festivals in the city and surrounding area. It features some great names in jazz and other music genres and is a giant celebration of song, food and spectacle. It generally lasts two weeks and the Savannah hotels are full during that time.
The Savannah Theatre is a great place to see top shows form various performance genres. Hit musicals, major concerts and more are part of the status quo at this major city cultural institution.
The Telfair Art Museum is another great place to visit while you are in town. It has the distinction of being the oldest public art museum in the south. It has been open since the 1880s and has brought great exhibits to the city and continually increased its permanent collection. The beauty of the museum itself has contributed to the cultural landscape of the city for over a century. At this point the permanent collection includes over 4000 pieces and it continual presents special engagement and touring exhibits.