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Augusta County’s past: Captured in remarkable photographs


ElainePixPhotographs will provide a peek at Augusta County’s past on Sunday, November 2, at a special presentation by the Augusta County Historical Society.  The images, drawn from the Society’s extensive archives, will reflect something of life in Augusta County for generations now gone, and will evoke old memories, or show places and scenes that no longer exist.

The images, many never seen before, are drawn from Historic Images of Augusta County, the unique visual history book just released by the Society to mark its 50th anniversary.  The photographic presentation will be at 3 p.m. Nov. 2 in Mary Baldwin College’s Francis Auditorium.  The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments and book-signing will follow the presentation.

The book was written and assembled by Nancy Sorrells, with help from ACHS board member Sue Simmons and ACHS summer interns.  Copies will be available for sale at the event.

Francis Auditorium is on Frederick Street at Coalter Street – directly across Frederick from the Woodrow Wilson Birthplace.

Sorrells will show images from the book at the event and describe some of the Society’s important collections from which they were drawn.  The Historic Images of Augusta County’s chapter headings hint at the nature of the images: Towns & Villages; Fields & Farms; Faces & Families; Schools & Churches; Roads, Rails & Planes; Businesses & Buildings; Groups & Gatherings; and Games & Good times.

The ACHS was founded in 1964 to study, collect, preserve, publish, educate about, and promote the history of Augusta County and its communities. The society is marking its 50th year in 2014 with special events and presentations.  More information is available online at www.augustacountyhs.org.



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