Savannah Revisited #3

Just like most folks who have studied Georgia history,  I knew about the bloody Revolutionary War battle in Savannah – even with French help,  our side lost that one to the British – so there is no surprise there is an exhibit in the Savannah History Museum.

Revolutionary War battle exhibit, Savannah History Museum, Savannah, GA

Revolutionary War battle exhibit, Savannah History Museum, Savannah, GA

It was the unexpected things, though, that made the museum stand out to me.  I was not surprised to see an area dedicated to one of the greatest popular song lyricist of all times, Savannah’s Johnny Mercer,  who wrote standard classics like “Moon River,”  “Accentuate the Positive,”  “Lazy Bones,” and many more.  But, I had no idea I would actually see a real Oscar.  Mercer’s Oscar for “Days of Wine and Roses”  is there. He won five Best Song Academy Awards during his career.  

Johnny Mercer's Oscar and Grammy, Savannah History Museum, Savannah, GA

Johnny Mercer's Oscar and Grammy, Savannah History Museum, Savannah, GA

Then there was the grim reminder of what going to the dentist was like 70 years ago.  I remember the pain well. 

Dentist office, Savannah History Museum, Savannah, GA

Dentist office, Savannah History Museum, Savannah, GA

All in all, the history museum is definitely worth a visit.  But, there is another museum right behind it that’s worth a trip, also.  The history museum is in  the old 1850’s Central of Georgia Depot, and right next to it is the famous Round House Museum.  More on that coming up.

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