You are currently browsing the category archive for the ‘Savannah’ category.

The Historical Chocolate Company is pleased to announce the introduction of its first Georgia chocolates based on Savannah’s Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace.

Current day exterior of the Birthplace

Constructed between 1818 and 1821 for Savannah Mayor James Moore Wayne, the house was purchased by the Gordon family in 1831.  On October 31, 1860, Juliette Gordon was born here and was given the nickname “Daisy” by family.

In 1886 Daisy married William Low, the son of a wealthy businessman, and moved to England. After her husband’s death, Daisy met Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Boy Scouts, who introduced her to the Girl Guides.

Juliette Gordon Low Pinning the Golden Eaglet on a Girl Scout

Juliette Gordon Low Pinning the Golden Eaglet on a Girl Scout

On March 12, 1912, Daisy founded the American Girl Guides in her hometown of Savannah. By 1913 the movement’s name changed to the Girl Scouts. Juliette Low died in 1927 of breast cancer leaving behind a growing organization with more than 167,000 members.

Her home was saved from demolition and purchased by the Girl Scouts USA in 1953 to serve as a museum, a memorial to Daisy and a program center for Girl Scouts.

Learn more about the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace by visiting their web page.

You can order your Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace chocolates on our web page!


Historical Chocolate on Twitter

Contact Us

Post Office Box 41592
Arlington, VA 22204
(703) 688-3422