When: January 22, 2023, at 2 pm
Where: 525 Telfair St. Augusta, GA 30901
The Community is invited to Join the Rev. Pierre Robert Chapter of the Colonial Dames 17th Century and the Board and Volunteers of the new Augusta Jewish Museum on, Sunday, January 22, 2023, at 2 pm for the historical marker dedications of the 1860 Court of Ordinary of Richmond County and the 1869 Congregation Children of Israel, which is the oldest standing synagogue in Georgia. In 2015, these buildings were to be demolished but were saved by the Community and Historic Augusta efforts.
The Honorable Garnett Johnson, Mayor of Augusta, Mr. Erick Montgomery, Executive Director, Historic Augusta, Inc., and Mrs. Amelia Pelton, State President Colonial Dames 17th Century, will attend this historic event. Mr. Jack Weinstein, President of the Augusta Jewish Museum Board, will accept these historical markers.
As a preview to the upcoming exhibit displays of AJM, at the January 22 event, there will be a special showing of “The AJM Stories: Remembering Our Place in History.” These video and audio compilations, initially recorded by a partnership with Jessye Norman School of the Arts, are funded by a grant from Georgia Humanities with production by respected Augusta videographer Mark Albertin and noted historian LeeAnn Caldwell. A light reception will follow the marker dedication and tours of both historic buildings.
Established on July 15, 1915, the National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century is a non-profit organization with its headquarters in Washington, D.C. To uphold and continue the values and ideals of their ancestors, the work of Colonial Dames 17th Century is dedicated to the preservation of historic sites and records, promotion of heraldry and coats of arms, and support of charitable projects and education.
The Augusta Jewish Museum and its programming chronicle the life, history, and contributions of the Jewish community in the Augusta GA/Aiken SC areas. The museum also educates about Jewish life and traditions, Remembering the Holocaust and Israel–the land and its people. Visit augustajewishmuseum.org for more information.