Bonaventure: From Plantation to Monument

by Leslie Alwiel For those interested in the history of Bonaventure Cemetery we now have a short film available for viewing on our Facebook page. The film was produced by Daniel Hancock. as part of his Masters in History Degree program at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro GA. Daniel was inspired to create the film…

Bluebirds in Bonaventure

Joy on the Wing and the Cycle of Life by Benjamin Goggins The Bonaventure Historical Society offers free guided tours of the beautiful cemetery every second Saturday and Sunday.  I have been on several, and they are always enjoyable, but the first time was the charm. That was a few years ago now.  The azaleas…

Bonaventure Cemetery Jewish Section

By Leslie Alwiel Passover commemorates the Jewish Exodus from Egypt and celebrates leaving slavery to become free over 3,300 years ago.  While the Jewish community has existed and prospered in Savannah, Georgia for not quite that long, their history is closely intertwined with the city itself.  The first Jewish settlers arrived in 1733, not long…

Little Gracie Watson

By Lee Maltenfort It’s hard to believe a six-year-old girl, especially one that is now over 125 years old, can create so much interest, research, a bit of controversy and some frustration so easily for so long a time. But that’s Our Gracie – Gracie Watson, interred behind the wrought iron fence at E-98.  …