Category Archives: Georgia Heritage Room

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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Overcoming Roadblocks in African-American Genealogy

The Georgia Heritage Room is honored to present author and genealogist, Elvin Thompson on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the main auditorium of the Headquarters Library. Elvin Thompson is a historian who specializes in tracing African American … Continue reading

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12 Monkeys & A Green Jacket Book Discussion

Please join us in the Georgia Heritage Room on Thursday, January 8th at 2:00 pm for our visiting author book discussion with Robert Mullins. Mr. Mullins will be here to discuss his recently published history of Lake Olmstead, 12 Monkeys … Continue reading

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Adult Winter Reading Program

The Augusta-Richmond County Public Library is gearing up for Adult Winter Reading. Please support your local library.

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Georgia Heritage Room Book Tree

No better time than the holidays to research your family history, and while your here see our magnificent book tree.

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William Edsel Snowden, Jr.

We would like to thank Mr. Richard H. Still for his generous gift to the Georgia Heritage Room of three pen & ink illustrations by William Edsel Snowden, Jr. William Snowden, Jr. was born in Elberton, Georgia in 1904, and … Continue reading

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Discovering The Story Of Your House

Join us on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 2:00 pm in Room A of the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library Auditorium as Erick Montgomery of Historic Augusta teaches a short workshop on how to research your current property or the old … Continue reading

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Saving The Voices From Augusta’s Past

In 2010, Augusta-Richmond County Public Library, Reese Library, and Paine College came together to find a way to save the audio content in some of their most important oral histories. Through a grant sponsored by the Georgia Humanities Council, many … Continue reading

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