Music and poetry reflect the culture and folklore of a society. Songs and music mirror history, values, norms and the mentality of a society. When folklore and cultural ceremonies are celebrated with songs and music, it is to demonstrate the tradition and customs of a society. Music is a significant part of our changeless culture.
The Augusta Museum of History is proud to host local musicians throughout the year as an extension of our educational programming. Many of our special events will include a musical component. In addition, we may also offer stand-alone programs. Follow our Facebook page and Instagram account to stay up-to-date on upcoming musical features.
Created 2 Play
Black History Month Family Fun Day
February 5, 2023 at 2:30PM
We are excited to have local youth drumline, Created 2 Play, join us on February 5 at the Museum to help us kick off our Black History Month Activities. The group will perform in the Museum Rotunda at 2:30.
Created 2 Play was started in 2019 by the musical mind of Jermal Harris with the help of his wife, Christina, who runs the business side of the program. The program not only serves as a source of musical enrichment, but also as mentorship and a unique education. Created 2 Play has performed at a variety of Augusta area events.
Genius in Chains: The Evolution of Black Music in America
February 26, 2023
3:00PM - Museum Rotunda
Event is FREE!
The Augusta Museum of History is excited to once again host Creative Impressions' presentation of Genius in Chains: The Evolution of Black Music in America as our final event celebrating Black History Month 2023. Join us in the Museum Rotunda for a soulful celebration as we chronicle the rich legacy of African American music beginning with its conception from various countries in Africa to modern influences, covering a multitude of genres. If you’ve never been to GIC, don’t let this year be the year you miss it.
Be sure to get to the Museum early and explore the exhibits. Check out the Hunt for Augusta African Americans Scavenger Hunt. Bring your completed sheet to the Front Desk to get one of our Augusta African Americans Museum Trading Cards (10 in the set).
National Train Day Celebration
May 14, 2023 at 3:00PM
The Mangelly Accordionaires are Augusta's unique all-accordion band. They perform all genres of music from polkas (of course!) to Rachmaninoff and even James Brown. This year they will once again entertain visitors with a variety of "train-related" songs during our annual National Train Day celebration on May 14 at 3:00PM in the Museum Rotunda. Come prepared to sing along and enjoy the music.
Rae's Creek Revival
Old Fashion Fun Day
Sunday, August 20th, 2023 at 3:00PM
These string playing guys and gal will take the stage at 3:00pm for a great afternoon of music and fun in the Museum's Rotunda. This Augusta based band is made up of Catherine Barrett Robertson, Bryan Hatch & Luke Teague and they are modern day Bluesgrass Troubadours. Join us for a fun afternoon at the AMH with fun games from the past, fiber crafts from yesteryear and entrance to the Museum is only $1.00 during the month of August.