2nd Annual Pig and Oyster Roast
The Midway Museum is hosting its 2nd Annual Pig and Oyster roast fundraiser from 6-9 p.m. on Nov. 10th to benefit the museum. Oysters will be served hot promptly at 6:30. Seating is limited, call today. Join us in helping to save History.
The event offers plantation-style side dishes reminiscent of the colonial period as well as the traditional pig and oyster roast. Donations are $35.00 for Members and $45.00 for Non Members.
The fundraising event precedes the start of the holiday season, when the Midway Museum will be decorated with colonial-style Christmas decorations and will host its Annual Christmas Tea on December 8th.
For more information or to make reservations which are required, call 884-5837 or email email@example.com.
According to Captain McCall’s History of Georgia, during the 1870’s, Sunbury, Liberty County, was “Thought by many, in point of commercial importance, to rival Savannah.” With a seaport more accessible than Savannah it had a significant advantage of becoming Georgia’s leading port.
However, Sunbury was vulnerable to the destructive forces of storms sweeping in from the Atlantic whereas the town of Savannah being 18 miles up the Savannah River did not receive the full force of those storms coming ashore.
Sunbury declined in population when the County Seat moved to Riceboro in 1792 but a hurricane in 1804 demonstrated the damage an Atlantic storm can inflict.
The SAVANNAH ADVERTISER for September 15, 1804 said, “The bluff resembles a perfect beach, almost every chimney is level with the ground, houses blown down, some of them quite new and lately erected. Every boat on the plantation opposite Sunbury is lost except two.
“Several plantations suffered in the loss of all their cotton houses, corn houses, stables and slave houses. Mr. Cubbedge lost five slaves and all the horses, some cattle and all the stores and necessary articles for living.”
Savannah also had a great property loss and flood waters covered Hutchinson Island to a depth of 6 to 8 feet. A number of lives were lost on the island.
Then in 1824 another hurricane struck Sunbury and the citizens realized it would not be feasible to attempt to rebuild. The once thriving town of Sunbury soon became a corn field.
Today the only reminder of the past is the cemetery and many of the original grave markers are now missing.
SOURCE: Midway Museum
Join the Midway Museum on October 19th for our annual Nightly Cemetery Tour. Tours will start promptly at 6,7 & 8 pm. Adults $6 Children $3…. Reserverations are required either call (912)884-5837 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org