Category Archives: Georgia Heritage Room

Genealogy Roadshow

Genealogy Roadshow, the hit PBS series, is conducting a casting call, so if you’ve hit a brick wall in your family search, and really want to be on TV, here’s your chance!! Casting application can be found under TELL US … Continue reading

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Encore Tour of Downtown Augusta Churches

Tour of Historical Churches Provides a Walk Through History Augusta, Georgia – On Sunday, October 25, 2015 churches in downtown Augusta will once again open their doors for visitors to take a walk through their churches and through history. The … Continue reading

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Beyond Basics: Taking Family History to the Next Step

Don’t forget to join us tomorrow, August 20th at 2:00 pm in the auditorium of the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library for the BEYOND BASICS genealogy presentation. This is an intermediate level program. If you are a newbie to genealogy, and … Continue reading

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Locals Solve Mystery Behind USCA Old Quilt

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Latino Americans: 500 Years of History

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Beyond Basics: Taking Family History to the Next Step

Join the Georgia Room’s expert genealogist, Tina Rae Floyd on Thursday, August 20th at 2:00 pm in Auditorium A of the Headquarters Library for this intermediate level genealogy tutorial. Call (706) 826-1511 to register.

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Is Something Fishy in the Augusta Canal

Is Something Fishy in the Augusta Canal? Wednesday, August 5 2:00 p.m. Are trout living in the canal? Do rare plants lurk in the shoals? Are alien invaders choking out the natives? Through a program sponsored by the National Park … Continue reading

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GRU libraries win $10,000 Latin American history grant

GRU libraries win $10,000 Latin American history grant June 30, 2015  Did you know that Martinez, Georgia, was named after a wealthy Cuban refugee? If not, you’re not alone, but a recent grant bestowed to the Georgia Regents University … Continue reading

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Discovering Dave: Spirit Captured in Clay

In February of 2014, the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library was honored to screen the historical documentary, Discovering Dave: Spirit Captured in Clay, based on the life of enslaved Edgefield potter, David Drake. The film tells the story of a discovery … Continue reading

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Georgia’s View: Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties in Wartime

Join us on Tuesday, June 16th at 6:00 pm in the main auditorium of the Augusta Public Library for a lecture by Wendy Venet, Ph.D, which will be given in conjunction with the traveling exhibition, “Lincoln: The Constitution and The Civil War.” Dr. … Continue reading

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