Augusta history museum to reduce hours, close its store

The Augusta Museum of History will cut its hours to a four-day week in February and also close its museum store, according to executive director Nancy Glaser.

“Given the many economic challenges facing the museum, starting Feb. 1, 2010, the Augusta Museum of History will be reducing its hours of operation,” she said. “The museum’s new hours will be Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.”

The Museum will be closed Monday through Wednesday. All programs, including Brown Bag, that have been scheduled will continue through the remainder of the year. Also, beginning next month, the Museum Shop and the Research Library will no longer be open to the public.

“The Board and staff, after examining all aspects of the operation, have determined certain public services will need to cease in order for the museum to remain financially sound,” Glaser said.“The immediate goal is continue to meet the Museum’s mission of collecting CSRA treasures, preserving a collection of over half million items, exhibiting material of celebrities like the hugely popular display of Mr. James Brown, and providing educational programs such as Voices of the Past.”

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