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Browning to speak at Historic Effingham Banquet
Steamboats in Effingham speech topic
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Steamboat Swan II that operated 1856-1873 on the Savannah River

The Historic Effingham Society will hold its annual Banquet on Saturday Feb.  9 at 6 p.m. in the Great Hall at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center, 2887 Ebenezer Road, Rincon. Social Time begins at 5:30 p.m.

 After the meal at 6 p.m., there will be a brief business meeting and the speaker for the evening. 

Tickets are on sale for $20 each. Call and reserve yours at 912-754-2170 or stop by the museum and pick them up. Deadline to purchase tickets is Feb. 4  at noon.

Eddie Browning is an honorary trustee of the Historic Effingham Society. He is a man of many talents from master carpentry and restoration to nipping flint like an Indian making points and arrowheads. Early on in Historic Effingham’s beginnings, he helped build exhibits in the old jail museum. 

The Living History Site restoration of all of the buildings has been done by or led by Eddie. Keenly interested in our local history, he will present, “Effingham Steamship Owners and their impact on the Savannah River.”  Eddie will share his knowledge and research with the audience. We look forward to seeing you at the banquet. 

This was written by Susan Exley from Historic Effingham Society. If you have photos or historical information to share contact her at 912-754-6681 or email