Thursday, September 16, 2010

Yellow Fever! Savannah’s Epidemic of 1820

Living history interpreters lead participants on a 50-minute experience through the historic site as voyeurs facing the frightful time of pestilence when the city was stricken by an epidemic of unknown cause but what we now know as mosquito-borne yellow fever. Performers will convey the fear, apprehension and anguish that characterized those who witnessed the deadly disease.

Friday and Saturday nights in October 2010 (October 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30)
7:30, 7:50, 8:10, 8:30 and 8:50 p.m.

Admission: $15 in advance for adults, $10 in advance children (ages 8-17) and $17 for adults and $15 for children at the time of the Reservations recommended. Limited attendance.

Location: Davenport House, 324 E. State Street, Savannah, GA

Not appropriate from children under 8 years of age.
The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs and maneuver in the candlelit rooms.

The Davenport House is a property of Historic Savannah Foundation.

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