SAVANNAH — On Nov. 14, Georgia history will come alive at Oatland Island Wildlife Center from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Oatland’s 1830’s era Georgia homestead will be buzzing with activity depicting life on a rural homestead. Visitors will enjoy hearth baked cornbread, apple butter, candle making, toys, crafts and lots of other activities. The Friends of Oatland will have a food concessions and gift shop to raise funds for the new bear habitat.
All activities are free with regular admission price.
Oatland traditionally held the “Cane Grinding and Harvest Festival” on this day, but because of the main building restoration project, and subsequent reduction in parking capacity, this, and the other large events that Oatland usually hosts, will not occur this year.
Instead, Oatland staff have come up with smaller events that will take place every second Saturday of the month. Look for the return of the “Cane Grinding and Harvest Festival” in November 2010.
Oatland Island Wildlife Center is a unit of the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System and serves as a field study site for students throughout the region. It features the two-mile “Native Animal Nature Trail” that winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetlands and salt marsh habitats and links many native animal exhibits such as wolves, alligator and cougar.
Oatland is also open daily to the public for self guided tours from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. Visit Oatland’s Web site for a calendar of events at: www.oatlandisland.org or call (912) 395-1500 for more information.