Augusta Museum of History

Augusta Museum of History The Augusta Museum of History collects, preserves, and interprets history in relation to the past of Augusta and Central Savannah River region.
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Founded in 1937, the Augusta Museum of History is Augusta's oldest historical agency devoted to the preservation and presentation of local and regional history. The not-for-profit agency functions as the steward of the community's rich, diverse, and invaluable material past. The museum curates the largest and most significant historical collection in the CSRA and functions as a historical research and resource center for professional and amateur historians, media, organizations, and individuals, and is home to permanent exhibition Augusta's Story, a 12,000 year journey through the region's past. The exhibition has received several awards including the prestigious Certificate of Commendation from the American Association for State and Local History, the Georgia Historical Society Local Achievement Award, and the Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries Permanent Exhibition of the Year, 1998. The museum also hosts a permanent exhibition on the history of healthcare in Augusta, A Community that Heals, a permanent exhibition chronicling the railroad and banking operations of the most important company of Augusta and Georgia, Into the Interior: A History of the Georgia Railroad & Banking Company, and a Transportation Corridor showcasing a 1920's trolley car, a 1914 locomotive and a reconstructed 1930's gas station. In 2003, the museum constructed The Knox Foundation Center for the Preservation and Study of the CSRA History and the Educational Resource Center. The 10,000 square-foot addition includes a research library/archives, storage for museum collections, and an artifact conservation/preparation laboratory. In 2004, the museum assumed management of the 1797 Ezekiel Harris House with new interpretation and exhibits. In 2005, Augusta Museum of History achieved the highest recognition for a museum, accreditation by the American Association of Museums (AAM). The Augusta Museum of History is Augusta's only accredited museum; one of only fourteen in the state. Accreditation is the museum profession's highest seal of approval, recognizing an adherence to best practices and the highest professional standards.

The Augusta Chronicle
11/19/2019
The Augusta Chronicle

The Augusta Chronicle

Formed in 1987 with a single 3 by 6-foot panel, today the 54-ton quilt serves as a memorial to more than 96,000 people lost to AIDS in over 48,000 handmade panels, each naming the victims.

11/18/2019

Both weekends for Polar Express have sold out! If you missed it this year, consider adding a Museum membership to your holiday wish list! A major perk to membership is early access to event tickets!

South Arts
11/18/2019
South Arts

South Arts

This museum sim does more than gamify museum management--it imagines an alternative future for how the institutions operate.

The annual Holiday Gingerbread Village will be on view starting this Thursday! Free in the rotunda!
11/18/2019

The annual Holiday Gingerbread Village will be on view starting this Thursday! Free in the rotunda!

UWG Department of History
11/12/2019
UWG Department of History

UWG Department of History

“We all have these qualities that these historical figures had. They just use those qualities at the right moment," says the illustrator behind the new PBS KIDS show Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum. (From WTTW - Chicago PBS)

11/10/2019

Today is brought to you by the letter H for History! Have a happy, and a historic 50th birthday @SesameStreet! And come on down to the Museum to spot the Tickle Me Elmo in our collection and help him celebrate!

11/04/2019

Come see us! @visitaugusta @augustaandco #loveaugusta #supportdowntownaugusta #thedowndowntown

Turner's Keyboards
10/31/2019
Turner's Keyboards

Turner's Keyboards

Have you ever wondered what makes a Steinway so special? What gives them their feeling of grandeur? Hint: it's in the craftsmanship!

Check out this article that briefly examines that making of a steinway grand piano.

And... if you want to learn more in a very unique, once in a lifetime experience, join us for our upcoming event, at the Augusta Museum of History. Join us for a free screening of the Documentary Film: "Note by Note: The Making of Steinway L1037" AND meet the film's producer to get an in depth look at every part of the process of making a steinway from forest to concert hall.

The cutest jailbirds that you ever did see! Vote for your favorite Jailhouse Rock Elvis in the comments 🕺🏼🕺🏽🕺🏿#augustamu...
10/31/2019

The cutest jailbirds that you ever did see! Vote for your favorite Jailhouse Rock Elvis in the comments 🕺🏼🕺🏽🕺🏿#augustamuseumofhistory #halloween #elvis @ Augusta Museum of History

“The Greek Revival temple's cornerstone was laid Oct. 28, 1869 – 150 years ago on Monday. It is believed to be the oldes...
10/27/2019
Augusta museum project moving forward

“The Greek Revival temple's cornerstone was laid Oct. 28, 1869 – 150 years ago on Monday. It is believed to be the oldest structure in Georgia built as a synagogue.”

Project founder Jack Steinberg died in July, but plans to open a Jewish museum in the former Congregation Children of Israel synagogue and an adjacent court building on Telfair Street are moving forward.

Augusta Museum of History
10/21/2019

Augusta Museum of History

All aboard the Polar Express! Tickets are on sale now for this annual event! Visit www.augustamuseum.org for dates and t...
10/21/2019

All aboard the Polar Express! Tickets are on sale now for this annual event! Visit www.augustamuseum.org for dates and times, and call us at 706-722-8454 to reserve a spot for your little one!

Fun with the incredible Whiskey Run!
10/19/2019

Fun with the incredible Whiskey Run!

CSRA Social Studies
10/14/2019
CSRA Social Studies

CSRA Social Studies

Check out this map that allows you to see the Tribe information for American Indians who lived where you live now. This is one of the best interactive maps I have ever seen - when you search your location, it will give you links to tribe websites, information about languages spoken, a copy of maps from the past with the general boundaries depicted, and treaties signed.

https://native-land.ca

Did you come visit us at the market today? We’ll be announcing the winner of the Southern Suds tickets on Monday so stay...
10/12/2019

Did you come visit us at the market today? We’ll be announcing the winner of the Southern Suds tickets on Monday so stay tuned! Swipe for a cute pup! @ Saturday Market On The River

Visit the museum and you'll probably hear Whiskey Run playing ever so faintly from our offices. We can't wait to finally...
10/10/2019

Visit the museum and you'll probably hear Whiskey Run playing ever so faintly from our offices. We can't wait to finally hear the live at this year's Southern Suds! T minus 9 days!

Monday at the Museum fun! We had so much fun making our creepy crawly spiders and telling Augusta ghost stories.
10/07/2019

Monday at the Museum fun! We had so much fun making our creepy crawly spiders and telling Augusta ghost stories.

Our sponsors keep the beer flowing! 🍻Thank you to @riverwatchbrewery @kruhu @surreycenter The UA Local Plumber and Steam...
10/04/2019

Our sponsors keep the beer flowing! 🍻Thank you to @riverwatchbrewery @kruhu @surreycenter The UA Local Plumber and Steamfitters Union, @wjbf6 @iheartradio @ags_augusta @arsenaltaproom @rachelfrisell @partyinatentaugusta @eagle1063radio @105.7thebull @visitaugusta Casella Eye Center, @hyatthousedowntownaugusta @cocacolaaugusta #southernsuds2019

“Nostalgic.” That’s the word Emily, AMH intern and curator of ‘Themes of the 1990s and 2000s,’ uses to describe the new ...
10/03/2019

“Nostalgic.” That’s the word Emily, AMH intern and curator of ‘Themes of the 1990s and 2000s,’ uses to describe the new exhibit. On display for everyone tomorrow!

💔 Rest In Peace to a legend.
09/30/2019

💔 Rest In Peace to a legend.

We may be biased, but this seems like a hopping good time! Get it.!? Hopping! Because it's our beer event. Happy Monday ...
09/30/2019
5th annual event pairs beer with local history

We may be biased, but this seems like a hopping good time! Get it.!? Hopping! Because it's our beer event. Happy Monday 😁

It's a night of history and beer at the Augusta Museum of History.

Monday Morning Mood: Counting down the days til we’re open to the public! 🏛
09/23/2019

Monday Morning Mood: Counting down the days til we’re open to the public! 🏛

Augusta Museum of History
09/20/2019

Augusta Museum of History

Visit the Augusta Museum of History tomorrow for FREE with a downloaded ticket!
09/20/2019
Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day

Visit the Augusta Museum of History tomorrow for FREE with a downloaded ticket!

The wait is almost over! ONE more day until Smithsonian Magazine's 15th Annual Museum Day! Don’t forget to download your ticket. Free admission to more than 1,500 museums across the country. Click on the link below to search participating museums and claim your ticket.

Where will your curiosity lead you this #MuseumDay?

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-2019/

Collections Spotlight💡Donations were collected in Augusta following the events of 9/11. Come and learn about this bucket...
09/19/2019

Collections Spotlight💡Donations were collected in Augusta following the events of 9/11. Come and learn about this bucket when our new exhibit about Augusta history between the 1990s and 2000s opens to the public October 4th!

09/17/2019

Thank you to everyone who applied to the Teen Council! You all should have received an email from the educator. If you have not, please contact her at [email protected]!

🍺🚨 Presale member tickets for SOUTHERN SUDS are dropping tomorrow 9/13! For one week only AMH members will get $5.00 off...
09/12/2019

🍺🚨 Presale member tickets for SOUTHERN SUDS are dropping tomorrow 9/13! For one week only AMH members will get $5.00 off of Brewmaster and Beer Lover level tickets— offer ends 9/19! Check your email tomorrow morning for the special code!

Not yet a member? Don’t worry, there’s enough beer to go around. Your tickets will be released on 9/20!

#SouthernSuds2019 #beerme #history #augustamuseumofhistory #augustaga

Go behind the scenes with Registrar Natalie! Preserving Your Treasures is open to the general public and is FREE with th...
09/10/2019

Go behind the scenes with Registrar Natalie! Preserving Your Treasures is open to the general public and is FREE with the cost of regular admission.

When: September 14, 21, and 28

Tours at 1 and 3 p.m. each day!

EDIT: Pre- registration is neither required nor accepted for this program. But seats are limited! Get here early for better chances at getting a seat.

Each session is the same, so you only have to come to one! See you behind the scenes!

We love being a part of such a welcoming community— We will be open today from 12 - 5; tickets are $2.00 for everyone ♥️...
09/04/2019

We love being a part of such a welcoming community— We will be open today from 12 - 5; tickets are $2.00 for everyone ♥️🏛

#augustahistory #hurricanedorian #supportlocal #loveaugusta

We exist for you and because of you! So if you’ve liked us, followed us, or paid us a visit, we’d like to give a great, ...
08/26/2019

We exist for you and because of you! So if you’ve liked us, followed us, or paid us a visit, we’d like to give a great, big thank you! 🏛❤️

#visitaugusta #augustaga #augustamuseumofhistory #history #lovemuseums

Are you a high school aged teen who loves history? Apply to our new Teen Council! And if you know someone who may be int...
08/16/2019

Are you a high school aged teen who loves history? Apply to our new Teen Council! And if you know someone who may be interested, pass this along! Inquire and get an application by emailing [email protected]. Deadline is Augusta 30th

It’s #internationalbeerday and we almost missed it! We’ve got a couple of months before we can once again taste our seas...
08/03/2019

It’s #internationalbeerday and we almost missed it! We’ve got a couple of months before we can once again taste our seasonal museum brew Per Simma Down! Did y’all know that our #SouthernSuds beer is based on a historic recipe found in a cookbook in the museums collection? You can get the limited edition persimmon beer at our Southern Suds event in October! @riverwatchbrewery Our tastebuds are waiting patiently!

#augustahistory #thingstodoingoa #augusta #beerme

It may be hot outside, but history is always cool 😅😎! To help you beat the heat, enjoy $1.00 admission throughout the mo...
07/25/2019

It may be hot outside, but history is always cool 😅😎! To help you beat the heat, enjoy $1.00 admission throughout the month of August— during our regular Thurs. - Sun. admission hours!

#museumlife #augustahistory #augustamuseumofhistory #thingstodoingeorgia #thedowndowntownaugusta #thedowndowntown

🍻 SAVE THE DATE: 10/18/19 🍻The Augusta Museum of History, @riverwatchbrewery, and @kruhu are brewing up a fifth year of ...
07/23/2019

🍻 SAVE THE DATE: 10/18/19 🍻
The Augusta Museum of History, @riverwatchbrewery, and @kruhu are brewing up a fifth year of Southern Suds: Come for the History, Stay for the Beer! Enjoy flights and a variety of craft beer, play beer history trivia, tour the galleries, listen to some lectures, and kick back and listen to live music by @whiskey_run! More info to come soon!

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Corporate and individual sponsorships are currently available to support the event.

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#beerfest #timeforbeer #augustaga #thingstodoinaugusta #augusta events #thedowndowntown #history #craftbeer #livemusic #october #beerevents #visitaugusta #augga #fallevent #museumevents #history

We spotted Neil Armstrong’s space suit celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing by checking out our exhibit ...
07/19/2019

We spotted Neil Armstrong’s space suit celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing by checking out our exhibit on Augusta’s born astronaut Susan Still Kilrain! 🚀🌕 #apollo11at50 #augustahistory #augustamuseumofhistory

@smithsonian3d and @airandspacemuseum what a super cool way to celebrate!

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07/16/2019

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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11, Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit is on display for the first time in 13 years! Before being readied for display, it underwent a multi-year conservation, thanks to the support of over 9,000 Kickstarter backers. As part of that process, a state-of-the display case and mannequin were designed to provide a stable environment for the suit’s display. The case replicates the conditions of our climate-controlled storage by controlling temperature, lighting, relative humidity, and ventilation. The mannequin allows air circulation through the mannequin system and will slow degradation by pulling unwanted vapors, caused by the breakdown of the rubber in the suit, away from the spacesuit. Learn more: https://s.si.edu/2kd33Jf #Apollo50 #AirSpacePhoto

07/15/2019
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It’s Amazon Prime day!! Did you know that you can shop til you drop and support the Augusta Museum of History at the same time? Just shop smile.amazon.com and choose us as your organization to support. Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price of eligible items at no cost to you! Happy Shopping!

Here’s our Director, Nancy Glaser speaking at District 4’s monthly community breakfast held at the Jamestown Community C...
07/13/2019

Here’s our Director, Nancy Glaser speaking at District 4’s monthly community breakfast held at the Jamestown Community Center. We had a great time spreading the museum’s mission and teaching the community how to better preserve their family’s history.

National History Day
07/12/2019

National History Day

This weekend, #NHD2019 is on American History TV! National History Day Georgia students perform the complex story of Harriet Ann Jacobs who escaped slavery and went on to write “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.” Also, Executive Director Cathy Gorn discusses NHD’s mission and history. WATCH on C-SPAN3, and set your DVR: Saturday, July 13, at 5:40pm ET, and Sunday, July 14, at 3:40am ET & 11:20am ET.

We’ve got our hard hats on at AMH. Coming soon: The 90s and 2000s exhibit! Opening October 3rd— also the day that Aaron ...
07/10/2019

We’ve got our hard hats on at AMH. Coming soon: The 90s and 2000s exhibit!

Opening October 3rd— also the day that Aaron Samuels asked Cady Heron what day it was (only 00s kids understand 😉).

#augustamuseumofhistory
#90skids #2000skids @ Augusta Museum of History

We will be closed tomorrow for the 4th of July. In the meantime however, enjoy this old photo of an Independence Day cel...
07/03/2019

We will be closed tomorrow for the 4th of July. In the meantime however, enjoy this old photo of an Independence Day celebration at Bettis Academy in Edgefield County, ca. 1930s.

See you on Friday!

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560 Reynolds St
Augusta, GA
30901

Opening Hours

Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 13:00 - 17:00

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(706) 722-8454

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