Category Archives: Georgia Heritage Room

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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From Deviance to Death Row: A History of Women’s Imprisonment

In light of the recent news that Georgia’s only female death row inmate will be executed later this month, the Georgia Heritage Room is presenting, From Deviance to Death Row: A History of Women’s Imprisonment. Kelly Gissendaner who was sentenced … Continue reading

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Brown vs. Board of Education: A Panel on School Segregation and Integration

Reese Library will host panel discussion on Feb. 25 Reese Library will host a discussion titled “Brown vs. Board of Education: A Panel on School Segregation and Integration” on Wednesday, February 25, at the JSAC Coffeehouse from 6:30 to 8 … Continue reading

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Georgia Heritage Room Hours

The Augusta-Richmond County Public Library has changed its hours, which changes the Georgia Heritage Room’s hours as well. We are now open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday-Friday, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Saturdays, and closed on Sundays. … Continue reading

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Opening Doors: Contemporary African-American Academic Surgeons

The Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library is hosting the Opening Doors: Contemporary African-American Academic Surgeons traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine. This exhibit celebrates the contributions of African-American academic surgeons to medicine and medical education. It was developed … Continue reading

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Slave Songs of Augusta

As part of a thesis project to complete his music degree at ASU, Robert Hester explored the origins of five slave spirituals written in Augusta, Georgia, and included in the 1867 anthology, Slave Songs of the United States. Mr. Hester will discuss his … Continue reading

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Georgia Heritage Room Rare Book Exhibit

The Georgia Heritage Room will exhibit a collection of rare and antique books on loan from historian and writer, Elvin Thompson. Some of the books included are: an 1852 first edition two volume set of UNCLE TOM’S CABIN by Harriet … Continue reading

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Exhibit Space

This is a call out to artists, craftspeople and collectors in the CSRA. The Georgia Heritage Room at the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library is seeking interesting and unique materials for public display. If you are a collector of vintage memorabilia and … Continue reading

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