Recent Special Exhibitions
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.
A Quilting Legacy
In the simplest terms, quilts were made to provide warmth. However, quilt makers have imparted much more into their art than just function. Quilts can tell stories, be given to family members to mark proud moments, or as showpieces to the creator's skill.
Funding for A Quilting Legacy was provided by the Wells Fargo Foundation.
The Push for Innovation
The Push for Innovation exhibit displayed new innovations for the home and information about the planned communities that would set the standard for much of what "suburbia" would become in the 1950s and 1960s. Curated by Alena Rensch.
Indulge on Fitz-Symms: A Retrospective of Food Products Captured by the Augusta Photography Studio
The photographs of Augusta-based Fitz-Symms Photography visually document history between the 1940's and the 1980's. Morgan Fitz headed commercial assignments and Robert Symms captured private events. The duo saw their success manifest in newspaper contracts and recognition via numerous in-state and national awards.
A Few of Augusta's Ways of Worship
Organized religion appeared early in the CSRA's non-Native history. Once Augusta was established as a frontier trading post its residents turned their efforts to formalizing religious practices. A small chapel was built in 1749, marking the beginning of St. Paul's. As an English colony they requested an Anglican minister who arrived in 1751, making the region into St. Paul's parish of the Church of England. The rich history of organized religion in Augusta had begun.