The Georgia Room, located in the NSDAR Headquarters, is modeled after a room from Peter Tondee's Tavern in Savannah, Georgia. The Tavern, no longer standing, was in business from 1770-1785. Objects seen in the room are based on Tondee's probate inventory. Taverns fulfilled numerous functions providing food, drink, lodging, and rooms for entertainment and meetings. Tondee’s Tavern served as a meeting place for the “Sons of Liberty,” and was the site of the raising of the first Liberty Pole and the first reading of the Declaration of Independence in Georgia. After Peter Tondee’s death, his widow, Lucy Mouse Tondee, operated the tavern until 1783.
Georgia State Regent 2018-2020 Melodye Brown
Melodye Brown, center, with Fort Frederica Chapter members, Constitution Week luncheon, September 2018