Brown Bag Discussion

Wednesday May 02, 2012

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Description:

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.

Hours:

At 12:30pm - 1:00pm

Admission Fee/Ticket Price:

$3

Location:

  • Augusta Museum of History
  • 560 Reynolds Street
  • Augusta, GA
  • Downtown

Phone:

(706) 722-8454

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