Born in Green Cove Springs, February 29, 1892, Augusta Christine Fells Savage began creating sculptures from natural clay found in her backyard. She moved to Jacksonville in 1920 to support herself by sculpting busts of prominent blacks in the community, but moved to New York City a year later. Best known for her work “The Harp,” commissioned by the New York World’s Fair in 1939, Savage is being honored here in March by the Highway 17 North Heritage Trail with an information kiosk at the Augusta Savage Arts and Community Center in Green Cove Springs.
Join us for a presentation on Augusta Savage, sculptor. Presenters include Dr. Scott Brown, UNF; and Ebone’ Sapp and Kaysyn Jones, Edward Waters University students and members of the Highway 17 North Heritage Trail project team.
Free for current Jacksonville Historical Society members; $10 donation non-members; $5 students. Click here to become a member and enjoy these programs for free!