Telfair Museums celebrates 200 years

Telfair Museums celebrates 200 years

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The Telfair Museums held a magical evening under the stars in Forsyth Park over the weekend, for a once in a lifetime celebration.

The Telfair Ball is the museum's biggest annual fundraiser, and this year it was held in the park.

This year's ball celebrated the 200th anniversary of the architecture of the Telfair's historic buildings, and the pioneering legacy of Mary Telfair.

The theme of the ball was "When Night Falls," a throwback to 1819 with a festive, fanciful, magical circus full of surprises.

The ball raised several hundred thousand dollars to support the Telfair’s mission.

“the goal is to raise money for arts and culture in Savannah. We want everyone in the city to know art is important and can make you feel good and transform your life,” Telfair Museums Deputy Director Molly Taylor said.

The ball was chaired by Telfair Board of Trustees member Meredith Dulany, with creative direction from Robby Perkins and Paula Danyluk.

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