Archive of: History

Title Issue
Heart of the Community

Heart of the Community

While African Americans lived in pockets throughout Augusta, it is the Laney Walker/Bethlehem neighborhood that tells the story of their rich past.

February-March 2014
Lovers of Learning

Lovers of Learning

One of the first women’s clubs in the South, the Augusta Philomathic Club has evolved with the times yet remains devoted to its original mission of scholarship.

November - December 2013
Continuing a Legacy

Continuing a Legacy

SOA’s plans to restore and repurpose the Miller Theater is a tribute to Frank Miller’s love of theater and the city’s commitment to the arts.

August 2013
Augusta's First Poet

Augusta's First Poet

Richard Henry Wilde was a man of letters, a distinguished statesman and an eminent member of the bar, but through the lens of history he may be best known for his poetry.

June-July 2013
A Perfect Union

A Perfect Union

Augusta and two of its leading citizens played an important role in the creation of the U.S. Constitution.

April 2013
Julia Lester Dillon: A  Most Remarkable Woman

Julia Lester Dillon: A Most Remarkable Woman

Julia Lester Dillon’s love of nature and her unflagging commitment to community service inspired a life devoted to art, landscape design and the environment.

February-March 2013
Westover Cemetery: An Oasis of Beauty and Serenity

Westover Cemetery: An Oasis of Beauty and Serenity

The project of some of the most prominent Augustans of the times, Westover today remains “a beautiful resting place for the beloved dead and beautiful living place for the sorrowing living.”

October 2012
Lessons of the Past

Lessons of the Past

There is much to be learned from Augusta’s First TEE Center.

June-July 2012
The Divine Life of Charles Jacob Harris

The Divine Life of Charles Jacob Harris

Augusta-born pianist Charles Jacob Harris led a most remarkable and accomplished life, performing up to and beyond his 100th birthday.

February-March 2012
Not So Merry Christmas of 1861

Not So Merry Christmas of 1861

The first years of the Civil War found Augustans striving to maintain a semblance of normalcy during the holiday season.

November - December 2011
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