Victorian Augustans witnessed dramatic changes as they watched the city being transformed with electric lighting and the arrival of factories along the newly expanded Augusta Canal. Other monumental events included three international expositions, the creation of a public school system, and the expansion of the city's limits. Learn more about this "New South" era in the Exhibit, Augusta 1875-1900.
This exhibit showcases the impact the Second World War had on Augusta through the intriguing medium of the clothing worn. Learn about the hometown heroes, both men and women, who preserved America's freedom through military service or support of the war effort.
Augusta officially became a winter resort for tourists in the late 1880's when the Bon Air Hotel opened and was described as a place with the best winter climate; where people were hospitable and charming; and a place with spectacular resort hotels, popular events and a variety of social activities.