Educational Resources

Historic Savannah Postcard
Neighborhood Activity Sheet

Historic Savannah Coloring Book

Scavenger Hunt & Activity Sheets

Archives Alive!

Archives Alive! are archives orientation sessions targeting youth grades 1-12 in order to introduce them to using primary sources.  The programs are designed for teachers who would like to bring their students into City Hall for a field trip, would like to schedule for a City archivist to conduct the program in the classroom, or teachers can use the materials on their own. Visit the Archives Alive! site for a full listing of programs and for more information.

Municipal Archives Orientations

The Municipal Archives offers archival research orientations for high school and college-level classes, student groups, and other adult groups. Participants will learn what the Municipal Archives has to offer and how to utilize those resources, as well as having a hands-on session with highlights from the collections. Orientations last approximately 1.5 hours and can accommodate 5 to 15 participants at a time. Orientations may be tailored to the specific research interests of each group. To schedule an orientation, please contact the Archivist at (912) 651-6412 or email  

The Online Archives Orientation (narrated video) is available for individuals and groups who need an orientation but cannot schedule one before coming in to use the Municipal Archives.  The presentation’s slides are also available for download as a PDF or PowerPoint.

The "Building History, An Orientation for Researchers" presentation is available for those individuals specifically interested in building and property research utilizing the Municipal Archives' collections.

The “W. W. Law’s Gift: A Community Treasure of history, culture, and inspiration" presentation provides an overview of the W. W. Law Collection and features collection highlights.

Five Years That Changed Savannah Forever

Hungry for History Lectures

The Municipal Archives hosts local history lectures for City employees and citizens to encourage a greater understanding of the community we serve and live in. We often record these lectures so they can be reviewed by employees and shared with citizens. The following links will take you to the recordings available through YouTube.

Highlighted Programs:

Architecture, Neighborhoods, and Urban Planning

Art, Film, Literature, Music, and Food

Government and Politics

Military History


Slavery, Indigenous Populations, and Immigration

Women’s History