Join Oatland Island Wildlife Center staff and volunteers on the last Saturday of each month to explore Georgia’s rural heritage and escape, if just for a short while, from the pressures of the modern world.
Oatland’s Heritage Home site will be open and an interpreter will be on site to answer questions and demonstrate open hearth cooking and other traditional 19th century skills from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on the last Saturday of every month.
The Heritage Home site at Oatland is comprised of two authentic 1830’s era log cabins, a sugar cane mill and cane boiler, and tool shed. The home site is used for several elementary education programs during the school year in addition to two special weekend fundraising events: the Cane Grinding and Harvest Festival in the fall and the Sheep to Shawl Festival in the spring.
The center is a unit of the Savannah-Chatham County School System and serves as a field study site for students throughout the region. It features a 2 mile “Native Animal Nature Trail” that meanders through maritime forest, freshwater wetlands and salt march habitats and links many native animal exhibits such as wolves, alligator and cougar.
Oatland is open daily (except holidays) to the public for self guided tours from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. For more information, call (912) 395-1500 or visit www.oatlandisland.org.