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Posted: June 27, 2012 - 6:13pm  |  Updated: June 27, 2012 - 6:15pm

Camping fees waived for military

Members of the military and their dependents can now use the America the Beautiful Federal Recreation Pass Program’s new Annual Pass for Military at the Hartwell and J. Strom Thurmond Dam and Lake projects.

Military members and their dependents who present the pass will receive a fee waiver for day-use areas at both locations that are managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District such as boat launches and swimming areas. They may also present their Department of Defense identification card or common access card to receive the day-use fee waiver.

The Corps of Engineers will also continue to waive camping fees for active duty military and their dependents on mid- or post-deployment leave.

Visit store.usgs.gov/pass/military.html.

Museum open extended hours

The Augusta Museum of History will be open additional hours in celebration of July 4. The museum will be open Sunday  through July 7 and then return to regular operating hours after July 7.

The museum has a new exhibit called Tying the Knot. The display features wedding dresses and accessories from the late 1800s to the 1960s.

Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and $2 for children ages 6-18. Children ages 5 and younger are admitted for free.

Call (706) 722-8454.

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