Augusta Museum of History to host talk on veterans

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 1:40 AM
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As part of its monthly Brown Bag History Series, the Augusta Museum of History presents “Veterans Oral History Project,” a talk given by Fred Gehle, at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 2.

His talk will be about the four years searching for and interviewing veterans and civilians on their World War II experiences. The program is under the umbrella of the Augusta-Richmond County Historical Society and follows the guidelines of the Veterans History Project via the Library of Congress. To date, approximately 700 separate video interviews have been completed.

The lectures are free to museum members and $3 for nonmembers. Participants should bring a lunch. The Museum will only provide beverages. Lunch can begin as early as 11:30 a.m.; the lecture runs from 12:30 to 1 p.m. The museum is at 560 Reynolds St. For more information, call (706) 722-8454 or visit

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