Some history events this week and next:

Oct. 1 Tues.

Shine a Light on GRU Ghosts, 7 p.m. Celebrate Georgia Archives Month.  Local
historian Bill Wells will lead a tour of the Summerville Campus, tracing the ghostly stories
that have emerged from the rare archival resources maintained by GRU Libraries.  The tour
will begin at Bellevue Hall, where one of the University’s most famous ghosts, Emily Galt,
resides.  Sponsored by GRU Reese Library Special Collections & Institutional Archives.  For
more information, call 706-667-4904 or e-mail

Oct. 2 Wed.

Lee Ann Caldwell, Director of GRU Center for the Study of Georgia History,
will be the featured speaker at the Brown Bag program this Wednesday at the Augusta
Museum of History.  Lee Ann’s talk will be on “Living the Southern Lifestyle, Women’s Lives.”
Bring a lunch; beverages provided.  Refreshments are served at 11:30 am.  The lecture
will run from 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.  Free to Augusta Museum of History members/$3 for

Oct. 3 Thurs.

Dr. John K. Derden, Professor Emeritus, East Georgia College, will speak at the Augusta
Genealogical Society October meeting at the Augusta Museum of History on Thursday,
October 3rd at 3 p.m. Camp Lawton “has been a consuming interest for him during his
academic career and has resulted in a recently published book entitled The World’s Largest
Prison Camp: The Story of Camp Lawton.”

The one-hour program is free and open to the public.

Source: Southern Echoes, October 2013

Historic Augusta’s “Walk with the Spirits” is a tour of one of Augusta’s historic cemeteries.

Mark your calendar for Saturday and Sunday, October 11-12, 2013 for the next “Walk with the Spirits.”  During 45 minute tours of Summerville Cemetery, costumed guides lead the way while discussing the history of the cemetery, the iconography of the headstones, and interesting facts about the “spirit” that they are portraying.  Along the route additional notable citizens from Augusta’s past will share their stories.  For tickets and additional information, contact Historic Augusta at 706-724-0436.

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