Savannah city government to give $500,000 toward restoration of African American art museum

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The city of Savannah will contribute $500,000 to renovate a house that once hosted an African American art museum. The Savannah City Council voted Thursday to give the money toward what’s projected to be a $1.2 million restoration of the Kiah House. The house operated as a museum of art and history for more than 40 years until owner Virginia Kiah died in 2001. The house fell into disrepair, leading the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation to name it as an endangered site. The Galvan Foundation will fund the remainder of the project.

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