Friday, July 31, 2009

The Dollar Dog Days of Summer Are Back!

The Augusta Museum of History is pleased to announce the return of Dollar Dog Days of Summer. During the entire month of August, Museum admission is only $1 per person!

Nancy Glaser, Executive Director of the Augusta Museum of History said, “We are thrilled to be able to once again 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. Last year’s Dollar Dog Days was so successful, we are grateful to be able to once again provide discounted admission rates during these economically challenging times.”

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, during which the “Garden City” has hosted over a dozen baseball teams. Also included is the A Community That Heals funded by University Heath Care System, chronicles medicine in the CSRA.

Programs available to visitors during the month of August include Hunt for History, a self-guided journey through time for ages 4 – 13 and on Saturday, August 8, museums visitors can view a performance from the museum theatre series – Voices of the Past. A Petersburg Boat Pilot will be performed by an actor in the Museum’s galleries at 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, and 1:30 pm.

Museum admission during the month of August also includes a viewing of Augusta Remembers, a documentary which through the use of images, video, and personal memories, looks at the history of Augusta during the first half of the 20th century – from 1900 to World War II, including the floods and fires that devastated downtown Augusta.