Over the course of 18 magical months, we traveled 27,280 miles. Spent 1,296 hours in lowcountry Georgia, most of it on the banks of the Moon River. Shot 214 hours of film requiring half a year to edit. We took thousands of photographs. Searched for even more. Designed and produced 140 museum panels, and presented many of them at the Supreme Court of the United States. There was one hundred years of cultural history to share – and one chance to get it right. In the end, the Pin Point Heritage Museum stands as a tribute to a community and the Gullah/Geechee way of life. We are honored to have been a part of it.
With only an oral history passed down from generation to generation, we recognized early on that in order to really tell the story, we had to let the people of Pin Point tell it themselves. Partnering with Directorz and the talented Jeff Bednarz, we helped produce the documentary “Take Me to the Water,” a film that beautifully captures the story of the community and the spirit of its people.
After eighteen months of incredibly hard but fulfilling work, the planners, designers, writers, filmmakers and architects of the museum celebrated with the community of Pin Point as the the museum officially opened to the public.