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 historic marker dedications of the 1860 Court of Ordinary of Richmond County and the 1869 Congregation Children of Israel, which is the oldest standing synagogue building in Georgia. In 2015, these buildings were to be demolished but were saved by efforts of the Community and Historic Augusta.
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. Accepting these historic markers will be Mr. Jack Weinstein, President of the Augusta Jewish Museum Board.
The dedication will be followed by 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. Light refreshments will follow the marker dedication along with tours of both historic buildings.