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The Joyce Poole Collection

The Georgia Heritage Room is thrilled to announce a significant donation of genealogical materials given by Mrs. Joyce Perkerson Poole. Mrs. Poole has been researching family genealogies since 1976, and has generously donated her books and family histories in an … Continue reading

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WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? Back on TLC

If you think this season’s celebrities are fascinating, wait until you meet their ancestors. Your favorite family history show is back with all-new episodes, premiering Wednesday, July 23 on TLC. Meet six of today’s biggest celebrities—including Cynthia Nixon and Jesse … Continue reading

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GOOD NEWS!

The Ancestry Library Edition is once again available to our patrons. Thank you for your patience as we worked out the technical difficulties.

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JIMMY SCOTT: IF YOU ONLY KNEW

Matthew Buzzell, Assistant Professor of Communications at Georgia Regents University will present his documentary JIMMY SCOTT: IF YOU ONLY KNEW on Thursday, July 17 at 2:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Headquarters library. “Best known for his impossibly high … Continue reading

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Dave the Potter

Beginning Friday, August 1, 2014, the Georgia Heritage Room of the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library will present an exhibit featuring an alkaline-glazed stoneware vessel crafted by enslaved master potter, David Drake. Unearthed in 2006 by Savannah River Archaeological Research Program, … Continue reading

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July Fourth event to celebrate Georgia Declaration of Independence signers

Four years ago, when James Hanby Sr. organized downtown Augusta’s first annual event in honor of Georgia’s signers of the Declaration of Independence, only nine people showed up – and six were family. Last Independence Day, nearly 80 attended the … Continue reading

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Perfectly Aged: Historic Augusta’s Benefit Auction

Perfectly Aged: Historic Augusta’s Benefit Auction Support the mission of Historic Augusta by attending its annual benefit auction on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 6:30 pm. The event will take place at Saint Paul’s River Room at 605 Reynolds Street. … Continue reading

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Sweet Tea Trolley Tours

ENTERTAINMENT TROLLEY TOUR: From 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 22, Don Rhodes will be the host of an entertainment sites tour of North Augusta leaving from and returning to the North Augusta Municipal Center, 100 Georgia Ave., as part of the North … Continue reading

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Local Filmmaker Nominated for Emmy

Matthew Buzzell nominated for Emmy Award June 4, 2014 Kelly Jasper 1 Comment Augusta, Ga. – Matthew Buzzell, Assistant Professor of Communications at Georgia Regents University, has been nominated for an Emmy Award for his work as a consulting producer … Continue reading

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Exhibit Space

This is a call out to artists, craftspeople and collectors in the CSRA. Beginning July 1, the Georgia History and Genealogy Room at the Augusta Public Library will have exhibition space available. We are seeking interesting and unique materials for … Continue reading

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