Considered by some to be one of the most historically significant interfaith unions of its time, the joining of Savannah and Philadelphia’s powerful and influential Cohen-Gratz families to Hofwyl’s equally esteemed Troup-Dent families in 1880 has long been overlooked by local historians.
From a merchant who helped finance an army that saved a new nation, to another who fought equally hard to tear it apart, the genealogical powerhouse of 18th and 19th century notables produced by the marriage of these two families is a story not to be missed. Friends of Hofwyl member Mason Stewart will talk about these connections and much more during his presentation.
COST: $8 adults, $7 seniors, $5 youth, five and under free. Admission also includes regular historic site admission. While here be sure to visit our museum and tour the plantation house. Site hours at 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday.
Call 912-264-7333 for reservations or more information, also you may visit www.gastateparks.org/hofwylbroadfieldplantation