Barbie Perkins-Cooper, Author

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For Immediate Release
Stop: September 30, 2015

Media Contact:
Augusta Museum of History
(706) 722-8454

Glamorous Gown of Centuries Past on Display at the
Augusta Museum of History

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA (7/21/15) – The Augusta Museum of History is pleased to present Glamorous Gown of Centuries Past. The current items on exhibit will be on display through December 2015 and in January new gowns will be displayed through June 2016. The exhibit is free with admission.
The exhibit is made possible with a generous grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation.

About Augusta Museum of History and the 1797 Ezekiel Harris House

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

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

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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