• The Battle Scarred Walls of Fort Pulaski

    Fort Pulaski

    National Monument Georgia

Special Gullah-Geechee Program

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Date: February 15, 2013
Contact: Gloria Lee, (912) 786-5787

Savannah, GA - Fort Pulaski National Monument will commemorate African American History Month by sponsoring a special cultural presentation on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 2:00 PM.  

Geechee Kunda will provide a one-hour presentation reflecting the culture, history, and heritage of the Gullah people of coastal Georgia. Featuring a musical opening by the Bokai Steel Drum Rhythm Band, the program will include a historical presentation by The African Spirit of Dayclean and an interactive, comedic performance with ista Bithia. There will also be a display of Savannah African ironworks with blacksmith Gilbert Walker. 
 
The park's schedule on Sunday, February 24 is as follows:
 
10:30 AM    Guided Fort Tour
11:30 AM    Musket Demonstration
12:00 PM    Ranger's Choice (subject of program varies)
1:00   PM    Musket Demonstration
2:00   PM    Geechee Kunda
3:30   PM    Guided Fort Tour
 
Fort Pulaski National Monument is located on U.S. Highway 80, 15 miles east of Savannah. An entrance fee of $5.00 per person is charged; ages 15 and under are free. For more information, please visit the website of Fort Pulaski National Monument at www.nps.gov/fopu or call (912) 786-5787. You can also follow the park on Twitter at www.twitter.com/FortPulaskiNPS or like the official Fort Pulaski National Monument Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FortPulaskiNPS.

 -NPS-

Did You Know?

Southeast corner repair work

The breach made in Fort Pulaski's southeast corner was repaired by Union soldiers within six weeks following the battle for the fort in 1862. Fort Pulaski National Monument, Georgia