Chasing History: The Wormsloe Historic Site
Updated: Aug 28, 2022
At For Nurses By Nurses Productions we believe that the intersection between history and social injustice is deeply rooted. In this series, Chasing History we take you along the underground railroad of education in hopes of bridging gaps.
Creating the "Chasing History" series has been one of the most empowering educational experiences of my life. And the mission of For Nurses By Nurses media platform is better for it. As we know, education can present in many forms, but as a grassroots practitioner I contend that nothing compares to the scavenger hunt found with the soul. I do it not because I have to, but because life has required it. So, in this experience I traveled to Savannah, Ga.
An old plantation is now the oldest structure in Savannah, Ga. British colonist Noble Jones arrived in Georgia in 1733 as part of the first group of settlers from England occupying the site. The historical site still occupies remains from the original home built in 1736 on the Isle of Hope, also known as Wormsloe.
Well worth a visit, the entrance alone is a staggering tale of magic, with a 1-mile long drive way of umbrella oak trees.
Not only does the site present with the beauty of nature but it gives an amazing rendition of the living conditions of the times. Another indication that history is directly linked to our present day challenges and key to helping bridge gaps in inequities.
After receiving a map and being free to roam the grounds as I wished, I stumbled upon one of the colony life exhibits. The houses are open for the public to walk through and to my delight I was welcome to take as many pictures as I liked. A win!
Wormsloe is open daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m . It is located at 7601 Skidaway Rd. You can find out more on their website.