A Savannah museum has been awarded a grant to create new exhibits depicting how slaves lived at one of the city’s most prominent antebellum homes.
The Owens-Thomas House was built in 1819 in downtown Savannah. Now it’s used for public tours to give visitors an inside look at life in Georgia’s oldest city during the 19th century. The home is owned by Telfair Museums, which received a $250,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for further preservation and interpretive exhibits.
Telfair Museums said in a news release that planned exhibits include recorded excerpts of slave narratives in the slave quarters, a gallery featuring digital projections of enslaved workers and a spiral column including the names of 340 slaves owned by the Owens family.