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Brown Bag History Lecture Series

The Brown Bag History Series is an educational lecture series provided monthly by the Augusta Museum of History, and is an ideal lunch-time break for downtown professionals, retirees, and students. The lectures are free to Museum members and $3 for non-members. Participants should bring their own lunch,the Museum will only be providing beverages. Lunch can begin as early as 11:30 a.m.; the lecture runs from 12:30-1:00 p.m and is followed by a question and answer session.

Economic Development and Business Growth in the River Region

2018 Dates

The theme for 2018 Brown Bag Lecture Series is economic development and the growth of businesses in the River Region from past to present.

January 17, 2018
An Overview of Business Development in the River Region
Dr. Lee Ann Caldwell, Augusta University Historian and Director for the Study of Georgia History

February 14, 2018
The Business History of the Golden Blocks
Corey Rogers, Curator, Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History

March 14, 2018
Business of Healthcare and its Impact in Augusta
Rebecca Sylvester, Director of Strategic Marketing & Promotions, University Health Care System

April 11, 2018
Augusta, GA: Golf Capital of the World
George Inman, Former CEO and Chairman of Club Car Inc.

May 9, 2018
The Rise and Fall of the Textile Industry
Rebecca Rogers, Director of Marketing, Augusta Canal Authority

June 13, 2018
Railroad History
Richard Bell, Retired Major, Augusta-Richmond County/Augusta Police Department and Railroad Enthusiast

July 11, 2018
The Story of Area Newspapers: Chronicle, Herald, True Citizen, Aiken Standard, & Edgefield Standard
Joe Hotchkiss, Deputy Business Editor

September 12, 2018
The Creation of the Savannah River Site
Melissa Jolley, Curator, New South Associates Inc.

October 10, 2018
From Camp Gordon to the Cyber Center of Excellence: The Evolution of Augusta's Largest Employer
Scott Anderson, Cyber School Historian

November 14, 2018
Regional Businesses in AMH's Collection
Alyssa Magnone, Registrar, Augusta Museum of History

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