Posted by: Deanna | June 4, 2008

Sunday Stroll~~ Part 1

Sunday afternoon we headed downtown, the three of us, to take advantage of the beautiful weather and the free pass to the Telfair Art Museum Mary received after touring it with her class.

Established in 1875, the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences is the oldest public art museum in the Southeastern United States.

Nearby is Telfair’s Jepson Center for the Arts and the Owens-Thomas House Museum. We plan on visiting these the next time we have a museum outing.

Mary had a great time showing us around, playing tour guide, telling us all she had learned when she was there, usually in a hushed ‘museum’ voice, occasionally so low I couldn’t hear her even when I leaned in to listen carefully.

We were not permitted to take pictures inside the museum and I looked for some postcards showing the inside, but none were to be found here.

We had a fun milling around with the other two dozen people in the museum, examining paintings, reading about the family who once lived in this mansion and wondering what it would be like to live in the era this house was built.

There is so much to explore here.

More of our stroll tomorrow!

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