The staff at GSUSA and the Juliette Low Birthplace was thrilled to receive an Honorable Mention for our library exhibit, Girls Writing the World: A Library, Reimanined, from the American Alliance of Museums’ (AAM) 23rd annual “Excellence in Exhibition” competition. Since the transformation in 2015, our girl and adult visitors have told us how much they love Girls Writing the World: A Library, Reimagined, so to be recognized in the company of some of the most innovative museums in the country is a fantastic honor! Girl Scouts has worked hard to care for this national treasure since purchasing the Birthplace in the 1950s, making it a place where all visitors can see themselves reflected in Girl Scouts’ mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Stay tuned for more exciting projects to come!
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18 Jan 2017
Be sure to come out on February 5, 2017 to enjoy free admission to the dozens of Georgia sites participating in Super Museum Sunday. The Juliette Low Birthplace will be offering free "taster tours" to visitors from 12:00 pm until 4:00 pm. Check out this year's list of participants. We hope to see you there!
16 Nov 2016
As an historic site, we spend a lot of time talking about the past, but as Girl Scouts we also think about what we can do to shape a better future. In October 2016, the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace celebrated 60 years as a museum, and just like the Girl Scouts who dedicated the house on October 19, 1956, we shared our wishes and dreams for the future and considered how we as a site can best serve our community and the world for the next 60 years.
Sixty years to the day after Girl Scouts celebrated the opening of birthplace with a dedication ceremony, JGL staff welcomed Dr. Sarah Ruffing Robbins* to speak to a group of dynamic Savannahians. In her address, Dr. Robbins gave examples of how the Juliette Low Birthplace, and the broader community, can use our histories and collections to positively impact our community. The evening featured poetry readings by local Girl Scouts, and many great questions and observations from our audience. Following the program, a dinner and conversation for women leaders from GSUSA and Savannah took place in our beautiful historic dining room.
Listen to Dr. Robbins' address.
On October 29, JGL staff continued the site’s 60th anniversary celebration and commemorated Juliette Low’s 156th birthday with a fun-filled, free afternoon for local Girl...
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02 May 2016
Girls love to run track. Wow at a dance recital. Score the winning goal. Being active in sports helps girls become strong and confident throughout their lives. Author Kara Douglass Thom knew this when she wrote the book series to accompany Dream Big Toy Company’s Go! Go! Sports Girls dolls. We’re thrilled that girls can now enjoy signed copies of these books as part of our library exhibit, “Girls Writing the World.”
Check out Go! Go! Sports Girls for the sporty girl in your life!
04 Apr 2016
Illuminating the literary contributions made by, for, and about women, the interactive, reimagined Juliette Gordon Low library elevates the mission of Girl Scouts. Evident in the 1913 Interpreter badge and today’s Netiquette badge, proficiencies in reading, writing, and speaking have played fundamental roles in the growth of Girls Scouts, fostering their curiosity, exploration, and intellect.
Tracing the arc of female writers and speakers from the beginning of time to the present, and inspired by muses, goddesses, and heroines, the framework for this installation draws on the themes of memory, knowledge, imagination, poetry, and wisdom. As “a room of their own,” the library provides girls of all ages with a space in which to see themselves reflected and to find their own voices. Nourishing the senses, it can inspire them to remember, know, imagine, rhyme, and reason, and from this, to grow wise, as they make the world a better place.
Watch the transformation in a time-lapse video!
02 Mar 2016
02 Mar 2016
This Women’s History Month (March 2016), we’re honored to appear alongside the homes of other trailblazers in a Family Vacations U.S. blog post.
12 Feb 2016
February 12, 2016: Something sweet is coming to the corner of Oglethorpe and Bull. That’s right—cookie season is finally here! Come support our local Girl Scout troops, who will be selling cookies in front of the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace on the following dates: February 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 24, 26, and 27, and March 2, 4, and 5.
02 Jan 2016
We are pleased to announce that the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace has been honored with a third award for our exterior restoration. After completing this major two-year project, we were thrilled to be recognized by the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, Historic Savannah Foundation, and now by the American Institute of Architects. Since 1953, GSUSA has been committed to preserving this precious piece of Girl Scout history and ensuring that the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace continues to provide meaningful experiences for Girl Scouts for generations to come.