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Oral History Project
The Foundation, partnering with Georgia Southern University, is now in the process of creating an Oral History of Mulberry Grove Plantation and is seeking individuals to be interviewed for this project. We are looking for those members of the community who have memories or direct knowledge of the plantation and the people who have lived there or were in some way connected with it. We welcome recommendations of individuals who could contribute their of Mulberry Grove as well as any comments or ideas that could enhance this project. Interviews will be done by a graduate student who has been assigned to this project by GSU. Appointments will be set, and the student will travel to interviewees. The interviewee selection process is anticipated to last through the summer, and interviews are scheduled to begin in the fall of 2015.

If anyone would like to be interviewed or knows of someone who could contribute to this Oral History Project, please contact Linda Friedman at (912) 656-1096 or

Looking for a Win-Win
September 1, 2005 - Wade Waters, chairman of the Mulberry Grove Foundation, has described it as "the single most historic undeveloped site in America today." David Schaller, Georgia Ports Authority's deputy executive director, called it "an asset of the state that should be utilized... [link]

Savannah Economic Development Authority Buys Historic Oak Grove Plantation
Authority plans to preserve a portion of the historic property that was part of the Mulberry/Drakies tract.
January 7, 2005 - Savannah Economic Development Authority president Rick Winger announced Friday that the authority has purchased historic Oak Grove Plantation in west Chatham County, a move he characterized as a win-win for both development and preservation interests. [link]