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Downtown Loft Tour

Join us for a great opportunity to stroll through downtown Augusta and tour loft apartments and other historic buildings!

We are happy to announce that the Downtown Loft Tour will be in person this year!

The tours will take place Friday, October 1st from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm and Saturday, October 2nd from 10:00 am-3:00 pm.

Tickets are $20 in advance on our website as well as the following locations; New Moon Cafe, Mellow Mushroom, Metro Diner, Vance’s Bakery Bar, and $25 the day of at our headquarters in front of the JB Whites Building at 936 Broad Street.

Founders Day of Aiken County

Saturday, March 7, 2020 | 11 AM – 4 PM | Aiken County Historical Museum

Join us for our annual Founders Day to celebrate the establishment of Aiken County on March 10, 1871. This year, the Museum will host several programs on Saturday, March 7th related to Aiken County’s African American founders and their legacy. All programs are free and open to the public with no pre-registration required.

Event Schedule:

11 am – Introduction of Charleston’s International African American Museum; Speaker: Rev. DeMett Jenkins, IAAM’s Lilly Director of Education and Engagement for Faith Based Communities

1 pm – Lecture on African American Education During Reconstruction; Speaker: Lauren Virgo, Director of the ACHM

2 pm – Spoken Word Poetry, Performative Dance, and an update on Aiken’s Center for African American History, Art, & Culture; Speakers: Eva Jackson and Melencia Johnson of the CAAHAC / Performers: Willie Alma Finnie for poetry recitation and Amber Watson with A.Watt Dance Co. for dance

3 pm – Lecture on The Importance of Commemorating the Founding of Aiken County; Speaker: Wayne O’Bryant, Historian

Visit the Event Page HERE!