Augusta Museum of History Announces Local Legends Exhibition

The Augusta Museum of History is to present the stories of the regions extraordinary individuals with the opening of the Local Legends exhibition on October 28, 2011.

The show is divided into areas representing Entertainers, Athletes, Authors, and many, many Notables. The displays will be a celebration of the talented musicians, singers, authors, actors, athletes, artists, notables who have excelled in other fields such as journalists, scientists, and politicians.

The show will highlight the careers of entertainers such as Mr. James Brown, Brenda Lee, Butterfly McQueen, Flo Carter, and Dub Taylor; authors such as Berry Fleming, Janelle Taylor, and Frank Yerby; athletes like Emerson Boozer, Vernon Forrest, Ty Cobb, and Larry Mize; and notables such as Susan Still, Governor Carl Sanders, Judy Woodruff, Jasper Johns, and Ophelia DeVore Mitchell.

Telling their fascinating stories is long overdue and is made possible with generous funding provided by the Porter Fleming Foundation, PotashCorp. and the Honorable Carl E. Sanders, Sr.

The Augusta Museum of History collects, preserves, and interprets history in relation to the past of Augusta and Central Savannah River region for the education and enrichment of present and future generations.

Augusta Museum of History
560 Reynolds Street
Augusta, GA 30907

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