04 Oct Augusta Museum of History – Brown Bag History Lecture – Guest Speaker Pax Bobrow
Augusta Museum of History Presents
Brown Bag History Lecture – October 11, 2023
Augusta and Public Art
The Augusta Museum of History is excited to offer the 2023 Brown Bag History Lecture Series: 21st Century Turning Points.
The Museum is currently hosting the event in-person with limited seating in the Museum’s Theater on the second floor. Doors will open at 12:00 PM. The talk will begin at 12:30 PM, followed by a brief Q & A. COST: $5 for not-yet-members. Free for members.
NOTE: The in-person events are subject to cancellation for COVID issues.
We are also presenting via Facebook LIVE. The recorded sessions will also be available on our YouTube channel. As seating will be limited and follow COVID protocols, we are asking participants to please register in advance. The registration links are posted below.
Missed the talk? All lectures will be available to view on our Facebook page and YouTube Channel after their initial date and time.
October Guest Speaker: Pax Bobrow is project manager at the Greater Augusta Arts Council. In her role at the Arts Council, she manages public art for the City of Augusta, along with many other responsibilities. She will be the ninth guest speaker for the Augusta Museum of History’s Brown Bag History lecture series. The program will be on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, at 12:30 p.m. Her talk will be about the the public art that has populated around the area.
Bobrow has a BS in Economics from Cornell University, and has studied visual arts at numerous institutions, including the New Orleans Academy of Fine Art, Kunstacademie Ruud Wackers Amsterdam, Eastern Michigan University, and San Francisco Academy of Art. Bobrow moved to Augusta in 2014 from New Orleans and has greatly enjoyed helping Augusta to blossom and grow.
The Museum is hosting the program in-person in the Museum’s History Theater on the second floor. The recorded session will be available via the Museum’s Facebook page and YouTube channel later in the week.
Attendees are welcome to arrive at 12:00 PM for the lecture in the theater. The talk will begin at 12:30 PM followed by a brief Q & A. The program is free to members and $5 for non-members.
2023 Brown Bag History Lecture Series
The dictionary defines a turning point as “the point at which a very significant change occurs; a decisive moment.” Sometimes a turning point in history has immediate repercussions, making its significance obvious to people at the time; sometimes, the impact of an event or decision or person is clear only in retrospect.
The 2023 Brown Bag History Lecture Series will examine of some of the significant changes that have impacted the Augusta River Region during the first two decades of this century.
November 8, 2023
From the Augusta Museum of History Collection
Registrar, Augusta Museum of History
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About the Museum:
Augusta Museum of History, the only Museum in the CSRA accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, was established in 1937 for the purpose of preserving and sharing the material history of Augusta and the region. From a 10,000 year-old projectile point to a 1914 locomotive, to James Brown memorabilia the collections chronicle a rich and fascinating past. The museum is located at 560 Reynolds Street in downtown Augusta. Please call (706) 722-8454 for more information or visit www.augustamuseum.org
Hours: Thursday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Sunday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm; Closed Monday-Wednesday
Admission: Adult: $5 * Senior: $4 * Child (6-18): $3 * Child (6 & under): Free
Group tours (10 and up) available all week; must book in advance. Register here: https://bit.ly/AMH_FieldTripReg
The 1797 Ezekiel Harris House¸ said to be “the finest eighteenth-century house surviving in Georgia”, is located at 1822 Broad Street and is an excellent example of early Federal architecture. Fully restored in 1964 and listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the Ezekiel Harris House is a reminder of the days when tobacco was the primary cash crop of Georgia. For more information, call (706) 722-8454 or visit www.augustamuseum.org.
Hours: Guided tours by appointment Tuesday – Friday, with the last tour beginning at 4:00 pm; Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, with the last tour beginning at 4:00 pm; Tours by appointment only Tuesday – Friday; Closed Sunday & Monday. To schedule tours call (706) 722-8454.
Admission: Adult and Senior: $2 * Child: $1