Brown Bag Discussion
Wednesday May 02, 2012
As part of its continuing Brown Bag History Series, the Augusta Museum of History presents, Augusta’s Humorous History, a talk given by Bill Kirby. The longtime columnist for The Augusta Chronicle and editor of the newspaper’s 225th anniversary edition will include stories of:
- The mystery woman in golfer Gene Sarazen’s hotel room the night before his famous “double eagle” Masters Week victory.
- General Sherman’s offer to return to Augusta and burn down the town to correct a Civil War oversight.
- The newspaper’s 1960s expose uncovering a local nudist camp.
- A Depression era funeral disrupted when the deceased sat up in her coffin.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch and enjoy some Augusta's little-known stories.
At 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Admission Fee/Ticket Price:
- Augusta Museum of History
- 560 Reynolds Street
- Augusta, GA