For more than 70 years, the Augusta Richmond County Historical Society (ARCHS) has collected, preserved and told Augusta’s story.
WE COLLECT IT through such projects as the Veterans History Project, in which we have completed video interviews with over 800 local veterans of World War II, and are interviewing veterans of Korea and Vietnam. These interviews are available locally at the Reese Library of Augusta University and nationally at the Library of Congress.
WE PRESERVE IT through Special Collections in the Reese Library at Augusta University, which maintains 4,900 book titles and over 400 manuscripts as well as historical photographs, vertical files and other historical materials.
WE TELL IT through Augusta Richmond County History, the journal we publish twice a year; through the books on local history that we have published, through our stewardship of Heroes Overlook at Riverwalk and 10th Street; through participation in such projects as the Civil War Symposium, and through public presentations and lectures on local history.