Monday, July 28, 2008

Save your $$$ and enjoy Dollar Dog Days of Summer!

It's hard to believe that summer is starting to come to an end, and before long school will start back up. We've had a very busy summer at the Augusta Museum of History, welcoming hundreds of children through summer programs and tours, had many Family Reunions pass through, opened From Ty to Cal with tremendous success, and much more!

But possibly one of the most exciting things to happen at the Museum this summer begins this Friday, August 1st. We are pleased to announce Dollar Dog Days of Summer! During the entire month of August, Museum admission is only $1 per person!

Director Nancy Glaser had the following to say about Dollar Dog Days: “We are thrilled to be able to offer the families and residents of the CSRA special reduced admission rates during the entire month of August. Discounted admission will ensure everyone in the community has the opportunity to visit their History Museum. We are grateful to be able to provide these rates during these economically challenging times.”

“By presenting Dollar Dog Days of Summer, the Augusta Museum of History is not only providing access to the Museum for individuals and families, but it also offers opportunities for the public to take advantage of the many programs the Museum has to offer, including specialized tours, children's activities, and other family-oriented programming”, Glaser continued.

What a wonderful opportunity for families to visit the Museum and soak up those last few days of summer together. Exhibitions on display during the month of August include The Godfather of Soul, Mr. James Brown, the first major exhibition celebrating the life and legacy of the renowned artist, and From Ty to Cal: A Century of Baseball in Augusta, tracing the history of professional baseball in Augusta over the past century. And of course admission also includes our award-winning permanent exhibition Augusta's Story; Stories & Legends: Remembering the Augusta National; The Susan Still Children's Discovery Gallery, and much more!

Visitors can also participate in some of our programs offered during August - Hunt for History, a self-guided journey through time for ages 4 – 13 and Preserving History: Behind the Scenes at the Augusta Museum of History, an education program for the general public which offers a guided tour and behind-the-scenes glimpse at the Museum world every Saturday at 1:00 and 2:00 pm. In addition, admission includes the film Movies of Color: Black Cinema in the South which will be playing in the charge. The film gives a portrait of independent African-American film making in the South prior to World War II.

And that's not all! Admission to the 1797 Ezekiel Harris House is also $1 per person and FREE for children under age 5 during the month of August. For more information on Dollar Dog Days or Museum programs, visit or call (706) 722-8454.

Deep into the dog days of summer, as the long hot days seem to melt into one, bring the whole family down for a fun, affordable, and enlightening look at Augusta’s rich past!

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