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Eat.Play.Go. to Augusta Museum of History

July 28th, 10:57 PM EDT
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AUGSTA, GA (WFXG) - The Augusta Museum of History aims to tell the city's history in a way that touches on all the staples that make the city what it is - including the one thing that ties it all together: you.

"We're trying to tell the story of Augusta and the river region in a personal and social way so not just thinking about the big things that have happened but really focusing in on the people that made Augusta and are making Augusta," says Education and Social Media Manager Harvee White.

Some of the museum's biggest highlights include the Savannah River, the city's military influence, and the star power of the Masters Tournament.

"'Okay I've been to the museum one time. History doesn't change. I've learned all there is.' But that's not true. As you grow and change of course you're going to look at things differently than you may have," says White.

And in the Local Legend exhibit, you'll see your face among some of the famous people from Augusta. "I think really being able to see yourself in a museum is important... And you too can become a local legend//exactly that's why we have the mirrors."

Overall, the goal is to tell an all-encompassing story of Augusta's history. So if you see something missing or would like to see more on a certain topic, you can reach out to the museum. They're located at 560 Reynolds St. in downtown Augusta and are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

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