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Augusta Museum of History Holiday Gingerbread Village


press release

 

For Immediate Release

November 14, 2013

Stop:  December 1, 2013

 

Media Contact:

Nancy J. Glaser

Augusta Museum of History

(706) 722-8454

amh@augustamuseum.org

 

 

A Visual Treat Presented by the Augusta Museum of History:

 The Holiday Gingerbread Village, A FREE Event

 

Augusta, Georgia (11/14/13) – For the eighth year the Augusta Museum of History is proud to present an experience to delight the senses, the annual Holiday Gingerbread Village, Thursday, November 21 through Sunday, December 1 in the Museum’s Rotunda!

 

Each historic-themed gingerbread creation will be available through silent auction, with proceeds benefiting Museum programs and exhibitions.  The display and the opportunity to bid on the houses are FREE to the public during regular Museum hours.

 

The week of Monday, November 25 through Sunday, December 1 the Museum is open to the public.

The Holiday Gingerbread Village is made possible to date through the generous support of Augusta First Bank & Trust, SCANA Energy, Georgia Power, Dr. and Mrs. Jed Howington, Mr. and Mrs. Christian Stracke and Raymond James & Associates, Inc.

Please come and join us for this special treat for all ages! 

HOLIDAY GINGERBREAD VILLAGE

What:  Holiday Gingerbread Village

When:  November 21– December 1 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., November 24 and December 1, 1 – 5 p.m.

             Closed Thanksgiving Day

Where:  Augusta Museum of History Rotunda

Cost:  Free

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 our website www.augustamuseum.org.

Hours:  Thursday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Sunday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm; Closed Monday-Wednesday

Admission:  Adult: $4 • Senior: $3 • Child (6-18): $2 • Child (5 & under): Free

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

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