Civil Rights in Georgia Exhibition at the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History is open through March 2019. The exhibition has numerous historic documents, iconic photographs, art, lectures, and books on display. For a guided tour call 706-724-3576.
Local, regional, and out-of-state fiber artists are presented this year. Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilters Guild of Metropolitan Atlanta, along with Pieceful Hearts Quilters Guild of Metropolitan Augusta are joined by local fiber artist Gwen Allen. Pollie Wilkins Stevenson of Ellicott City MD has entered a blue and white collection. Thirty pieces range from side table size to full length hangings.
The Salvation Army Kroc Center
Lecture Demonstrations and Workshops
This ambitious project to honor and re-energize the forgotten and unknown stories of local African American veterans and civilians during the “war to end all wars,” begins from America’s official entry into World War in April 1917. Part I of the three part series launched at the World War I Symposium held in November 1917, with just one tabletop exhibition on the African-American view. The small-scale exhibition has circulated throughout various venues; but, only in Augusta. The full scale exhibition will include meaningful artifacts and information from the metropolitan River Region, which spans 21 contiguous counties of Georgia and South Carolina bordering on the Savannah River.
The Great War Centennial Exhibition encompasses cemetery survey collections, veteran biographies and portraits, vintage rosters of individuals and auxiliary organizations that contributed to the war effort to keep democracy safe. The music made famous by Noble Sissle and the 369th Infantry “Harlem Hellfighters” Marching Band sparked a worldwide passion for jazz.
Opening Reception: Please join us for the complimentary reception on Friday, September 9th from 7-9pm at the museum for a lecture on the war’s impact on the lives of Georgia and South Carolina military veterans and the upheaval of the Great Migration.