Monthly Archives: February 2011

Armchair Genealogy

We will have a genealogy program on March 24 at 2:00 in the third floor computer classroom called “Armchair Genealogy.” It will be an introduction to genealogy websites that you can access from your home computer and how to find … Continue reading

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Another Mystery!

Does anyone know of any buildings in this area designed by the African American architect Wallace Rayfield? He was designing buildings during the 1920s and 1930s and supposedly had a branch office here.

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Write It Down!

We had a good class last Saturday for non-genealogists. The class was about the importance of older members of a family writing down the things that they know for their children,  grandchildren and future generations. All too often that information is lost. I hope that each of you … Continue reading

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150 Years Ago Today…

On February 9, 1861, Augusta’s Chronicle and Sentinel newspaper reported the resignation of a Lt. William Boggs from the United States Army.  Like many during this time, this Augusta son resigned his commission from the United States Army and returned … Continue reading

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The African-American Experience at Redcliffe Plantation

There will be a very interesting program on February 19th at Redcliffe Plantation on Beech Island about the African-American Experience during the Civil War. The presentation includes a tour of the mansion and slave quarters and runs from 10 to noon. The … Continue reading

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ARC High School Annuals

Another wonderful gift to the Georgia Room! We’d like to thank Steve Simpson for giving us two ARC high school annuals for the years 1964 and 1965. That’s when bouffant hair-dos were all the rage, girls wore skirts and the cadet corp … Continue reading

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1940s Telephone Books

A local resident, Barbara Harley Johnson, has graciously donated three Augusta Telephone Directories to the Georgia Room today. The directories are from 1942, 1943, and 1945. They are so interesting! On the 1943 Telephone Directory cover, there is a red … Continue reading

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