Category Archives: Georgia Heritage Room

National Library Week Exhibit

The eighteenth century origin of the Augusta Library is a bit convoluted, but sometime between the two recorded dates of 1732 and 1750, Augusta, Georgia saw the formation of its first public library. In the early 1830s a number of … Continue reading

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Spirit of the Centuries

On exhibit through April, a collection of St. John United Methodist Church historic and current documents highlighting its founding in 1798 as the first Methodist church in Augusta, Georgia to the present.

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Preserving Memories: Heritage Scrapbooking Class

Preserving Memories: Heritage Scrapbooking Class Monday, April 27 2:00 pm In honor of Preservation Week, April 26-May 2, the Georgia Heritage Room will offer a scrapbooking workshop with the Library’s own, Aspasia Luster. Learn artful ways of preserving old family pictures, … Continue reading

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An Ecological History of the CSRA

An Ecological History of the Savannah River Valley Saturday, April 25  1:00 pm Carol Eldridge of the University of Georgia’s Savannah River Ecology Laboratory will be here to present a program on the natural history and ecology of the CSRA. … Continue reading

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PROGRAM CANCELLATION

The Georgia Heritage Room regrets to announce that the program FROM DEVIANCE TO DEATH ROW: A HISTORY OF WOMEN’S IMPRISONMENT scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, 19th at 2:00 pm has been cancelled due to illness. The program will be rescheduled so please … Continue reading

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Paine History Club Reenactment at Cedar Grove

The Paine College History Club will host its annual Living History Re-enactments on Saturday, March 28, 2015, at the historic Cedar Grove Cemetery. This year’s participants will present noted African Americans from the CSRA like Amanda Dickson-Toomer, one of the … Continue reading

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Slave Songs of Augusta

Don’t forget to join us in the main auditorium of the Headquarters Library on Saturday at 11:00 am for SLAVES SONGS OF AUGUSTA, presented by Robert Hester with musical accompaniment by local African-American choral group Creative Impressions. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL … Continue reading

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Black History Month Programs

In honor of Black History Month, the Georgia Heritage Room of the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library will exhibit a collection of rare and antique books on African-American history from the Elvin Thompson collection. The exhibit will run through the month … Continue reading

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Basic Genealogy Tutorial

For anyone interested in starting their family history project, the Georgia Heritage Room will host a Beginner’s Genealogy workshop on Saturday, February 21st at the Main Library downtown in the 3rd floor computer lab. The class will begin at 10:30am and … Continue reading

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Augusta-Richmond County Public Library Becomes FamilySearch Affiliate Library

Press Release 19 February 2015 Augusta-Richmond County Public Library Expands Genealogy Resources SALT LAKE CITY—Augusta-Richmond County Public Library announced today it is the newest FamilySearch affiliate library. The new description means library patrons will have greater and more convenient access … Continue reading

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