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Day celebrates arts, heritage

Posted: July 17, 2012 - 6:41pm  |  Updated: July 25, 2012 - 8:40am


The Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta will have its third annual Arts and Heritage Day on Saturday.

The free event is held in celebration of the center’s birthday, said executive director Lauren Virgo.

“This is our day to celebrate our existence,” she said. “It’s a great day for the community to come in and learn more about their history and the community.”

This year’s event will feature several seminars on topics such as preserving family heirlooms, family genealogy, the history of Hamburg before and after the Civil War, and a viewing of the Horse Creek Valley movie, which recently won a Silver Telly Award.

“We have a strong focus on Hamburg history because we have the Hamburg exhibit up and it’s our centerpiece this year,” she said. “I would love for people to come out and view the exhibit.”

The exhibit, which opened in late June, will be up through Aug. 24. It features a chronological history of Hamburg. The exhibit also features original artifacts, replicas, artwork and short biographies of famous people who lived in Hamburg.

The event will also feature a book signing with local historians and books from the Augusta Genealogical Society and the Heritage Council of North Augusta.

Attendees may also visit the center’s other exhibits, its gift shop and purchase local history books during the event.

The Arts and Heritage Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information about the event or the center, call (803) 441-4380 or visit www.artsandheritagecenter.com.



WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta, 100 Georgia Ave.

COST: Free

INFORMATION: (803) 441-4380 or www.artsandheritagecenter.com




10 A.M.: How To Preserve Your Family Heirlooms, with executive director Lauren Virgo

11 A.M.: How Do I Get Started in Family Research, with Lawren Hammond

NOON TO 1 P.M.: Book signing with local history authors

1 P.M.: History of Ham­burg: Pre-Civil War, with historian Peter Hughes

2 P.M.: The History of Hamburg: Post-Civil War, with local author and historian Wayne O’Bryant

3 P.M.: Viewing of Horse Creek Valley movie

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