Hammonds House Museum

An Afternoon In St. Simons Island with Tina Ansa


AUGUST 10-11, 2019

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Travel with Hammonds House Museum to St. Simons Island, GA to spend the afternoon with one of our favorite authors, Tina McElroy Ansa. Tina McElroy Ansa is a novelist, publisher, filmmaker, teacher and journalist. But above all, she is a storyteller. She calls herself "part of a long and honored writing tradition, one of those little Southern girls who always knew she wanted to be a writer."  After lunch we will sit down with Tina for a short conversation at the Historic Harrington School to discuss her work, process and life on the island. A docent from the The St. Simons African American Heritage Coalition will join us at the School and we will embark on a historic journey into the heart of the Gullah/ Geechee communities of the island. This excursion is a member benefit and open to members only. Become a member a join us!

General Information

The Trip: We will depart Hammonds House Museum at 8:00 AM on Saturday, August 10 via mini bus, operated by Proview Tours. We’ll arrive in St. Simons Island between 1:00 PM and 1:30 PM and check in to the hotel before heading to lunch with Tina McElroy Ansa. We’ll depart St. Simons Island at 2:00 PM on Sunday, August 11 after a wonderful 24 hour getaway arriving in Atlanta between 7:00 and 7:30 PM.

The Hotel: Home 2 Suites by Hilton
Find all the comforts of home in a spacious, beautifully decorated two-bed suite.

Kitchen, living area, working wall, HDTV, sofa bed and complimentary WiFi are all included in your spacious, beautifully decorated suite. Utilize our clever working wall to enjoy added space and flexibility in this contemporary studio suite with two queen beds. Relax in the living area with a swivel-mounted HDTV, a queen sofa bed and a work desk with ergonomic chair. The fully-equipped kitchen offers a refrigerator, a microwave, a dishwasher, cookware, a coffeemaker and a toaster. Induction-burner cooktops are available for no charge at the front desk. End your Saturday with a swim in the outdoor, saline pool, energize in the contemporary fitness center, meet friends in the comfortable Pilot’s Lounge or unwind in the aviation garden. Kick-off your Sunday at the complimentary Inspired Table™ breakfast buffet, complete with a juice station, yogurt and topping bar, cereal, buckwheat waffles, oatmeal, bagels, toast, artisan sandwiches and the Coffee2 Tea station.


8:00 AM Depart Atlanta from Hammonds House Museum
1:00 PM Arrive in St. Simons Island | Hotel Check-In
2:00 PM Lunch with Tina McElroy Ansa
3:15 PM Conversation with Tina McElroy Ansa at the Historic Harrington School
4:00 PM St. Simons Island Gullah/Geechee Tour with the St. Simons African American Heritage Coalition & Tina McElroy Ansa
5:30 PM Return to Hotel | St. Simons Island On Your Own

1:00 PM Hotel Checkout
2:00 PM Depart St. Simons Island
7:00 PM Arrive in Atlanta

pricing & Reservations

$405.92 per person
All rates are based on two people per room. Pricing includes transportation, hotel accommodations, lunch, taxes, fees & gratuities. If you are interested in a single room, please contact Leatrice Ellzy at leatrice.ellzy@hammondshouse.org. There will be a fee increase of $107.00 for a single room.

You may pay your trip fees in installments according to the following schedules:
Installment Plan #1 - $118.64 due June 7, 2019 | $118.64 due July 12, 2019 | $118.64 due August 2, 2019
Installment Plan #2 - $177.96 due June 28, 2019 | $177.96 due August 2, 2019
*A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required to secure your reservation.
All balances must be paid by Wednesday, August 2, 2019.

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