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Wow! October already. Where did 2018 even go? As I ponder that unanswerable question, we are right in the midst of hurricane season: Florence is looming, Isaac is right behind her and Joyce and Helene are prepping to join this party as well.

14TH ANNUAL    PIRATE FEST

SEPT 4-7, 2018

OCTOBER ALREADY

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Although it is still relatively sweltering on Tybee, we do start to anticipate cooler weather, oyster roasts, and football. As fall begins its descent, however, many people’s thoughts also seem to wander to creepier pursuits and interests. People have always been intrigued with questions about the afterlife or the paranormal, the shades of who we were that may or may not flicker just beyond the vale. As a museum professional, I am often asked questions about experiences that staff members might have encountered in the buildings and fortifications whose care is entrusted to Tybee Island Historical Society. In these situations, I typically try to maneuver away from that topic as quickly and quietly as possible. Nothing derails a history tour quite like the mention of ghosts, but I will concede that Tybee Island has her own treasure trove of creepy tales.

 

Savannah was founded in 1733, but concrete records of European home sites and permanent residences on Tybee really began with the first Lighthouse House Keepers who came to the island after the completion of the first Tybee Island Lighthouse in 1736. Clay discs, marked with what appears to be Spanish insignia, was found on the north end of the island, and strongly suggests Spanish exploration in the 16th Century. It is also known that indigenous Americans used this island for hunting and fishing for countless years before that. The point is, people have been living and dying here for a long time. Two wars have touched Tybee Island; there have been numerous fires, hurricanes, and horrible outbreaks of nasty diseases like yellow fever and malaria. We have all of the factors necessary to create an atmosphere rife with historically grounded haunts.

MARIA MULDAUR LIVE!

0CT 5, 2018

KIMBERLY HAWKEY IN CONCERT

OCT 12, 2018