Participants must be able to get on and off a tram and be prepared for minimal walking and standing during the Historic District excursion.
In the Club’s Victorian-era Grand Dining Room, we’ll enjoy a buffet with an assortment of seasonal fresh fruits, yogurt, scrambled eggs, hot and cold cereals, breakfast meats, breakfast potatoes, grits, homemade pastries, toast, bagels, and muffins, and a daily special breakfast entrée, plus coffee, tea, milk, juices, and water.
In our private meeting room at the Club, our music instructors will begin our program with the first of their four musical presentations. Today’s class is about ragtime, including its history, structure, and different styles. Scott Joplin, Eubie Blake, and other prominent ragtime composers will be covered, with complete live piano, flute and vocal solo performances of important rags and ragtime songs.
In a private dining room, we’ll enjoy a selection of soup and salad or a sandwich, plus coffee, tea, and water.
We load the tram with our Group Leader and have the history presentation at the Historic District Museum classroom. After a presentation on Jekyll’s history, we’ll climb aboard a tram to see the island’s 240-acre National Historic Landmark District, where gilded-era millionaires spent winter vacations with family, friends, and each other. It is said that Jekyll Island’s wealthy visitors once represented 1/6 of our nation's total wealth. When they weren’t relaxing at this special retreat, these famous families were making deals and building America’s economic empire. We’ll have expert commentary aboard the tram and make two stops in the Historic District.
A hands-on encounter with native reptiles and amphibians. Learn about the biology and ecological roles of our local "herps", and enjoy the chance to handle snakes, turtles, alligators, and more in a safe environment.