Augusta Museum of History extends days to honor James Brown, Get On Up movie

Friday, July 25, 2014 2:53 PM
Last updated 7:29 PM
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The Augusta Museum of History will open additional days next month through September to honor James Brown.

The extended days coincide with the nationwide opening of the James Brown movie, Get On Up, on Aug. 1.

In 2008, “The Godfather of Soul: Mr. James Brown” exhibit opened at the museum. Nancy Glaser, the executive director of the museum, said it has attracted people from as far away as Japan and Germany.

“I can think of no more fitting tribute than this exhibit taking place in the town he loved,” Glaser said in a news release. “He is a true national and international treasure, and ‘The Godfather of Soul: Mr. James Brown’ pays respect to the career of a great musical legend.”

The exhibit features hundreds of personal artifacts, including photographs, posters, albums, costumes, musical instruments and various awards.

During August and September, the museum will open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The museum is typically open Thursday through Sunday.

Admission is $1 per person during August as part of the museum’s Dollar Days of Summer special.

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southern2 07/25/14 - 04:49 pm
How does this museum get away

How does this museum get away with normally opening Thursday through Saturday. Recently took my 7 year old grandson on a Monday and was highly disappointed that it was not opened.

If funding is the problem, as I was told by the staff there, then stop publicly funding the Laney Museum and move its stuff to the Augusta Museum. We have invested to much in this place to have only a part time operation. Also, disrespectful to those who have donated the many artifacts on display.

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