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Voices of the Past – Petersburg Boat Captain

January 29 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Voices of the Past Theater Program brings history to life and gets visitors talking about history. Visitors travel back in time through an interactive, personal presentation of stories about local historical figures who challenge them to explore topics and issues that still resonate today.

The presentations, which are scheduled each Saturday, are free with Museum admission. A different figure will be highlighted each Saturday. As part of the kick-off for the 2022 series, the Museum will be hosting additional activities to further engage the community including stories, songs, and crafts.

January 29: Piloting a Petersburg Boat

11:00, 1:00, 3:00 – History Theater Movie

11:30: Storytime with Betty Reese – Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do by Deborah Hembrook and Kathryn Heling

12:30, 1:30, 2:30 – Voices of the Past: Petersburg Boat Captain

1:00, 2:00 – Craft time – Flat Bottom Boats

PETERSBURG BOAT CAPTAIN (performed by Joseph Zukowski)
The character of the Petersburg Boat Pilot, is based on oral histories provided by Elberton, Georgia resident, Mr. ‘Buck’ Balchin, about his grandfather, James Henry Balchin, who from the mid-nineteenth century until 1900, crewed and piloted cotton boats from Petersburg to Augusta.

For more information, contact Gayla Keesee, Education Manager at 706-722-8454 or education@augustamuseum.org.


January 29
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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