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2022 Brown Bag History Lecture Series: Era of Change: 1950-1980

November 9, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Free – $3

The Augusta Museum of History is excited to offer the 2022 Brown Bag History Lecture Series: Era of Change: 1950-1980. The 20th century brought a lot of growth and change to Georgia. From two World Wars to technological and industrial advances to the fight for Civil Rights, the Augusta area changed more dramatically during the three decades following World War II than in any period since the post-revolutionary boom. The 2022 Brown Bag History Lecture Series presented by the Augusta History Museum will highlight many of these changes and their impact on the region.

Talks begin at 12:30 p.m. and end at 1 p.m. followed by Q & A.

Participants can bring a lunch; the Museum will only be providing water. Lunch can begin as early as 11:30 a.m.

Dates & Topics: 

  • January 12, 2022: Overview by Dr. Lee Ann Caldwell
  • February 9, 2022: The Desegregation of the Medical College of Georgia by Dr. Jos(eph) Hobbs
  • March 9, 2022: The Augusta Canal Post World War III by Dayton Sherrouse
  • April 13, 2022: The Early Years of Historic Augusta by Erick Montgomery
  • May 11, 2022: The Augusta Riot of 1970 by Dr. John Hayes
  • June 15, 2022: Gwinnett Street, now Laney Walker Boulevard in this era. by Leon Maben
  • July 13, 2022: The Story of Fort Gordon by Steve Rauch
  • September 14, 2022: The Founding of the Augusta Symphony by Dr. Sumner Fishbein
  • October 12, 2022: The Changing Face of Downtown Augusta by Margaret Woodard, Executive Director, Downtown Development Authority
  • November 9, 2022: From the Augusta Museum of History Collections by Natalie Smith, Registrar

Location: Museum’s Rotunda with limited seating
Cost: $3 for non-members/free for members.

More information will be available here.


November 9, 2022
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Free – $3
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