The Augusta Richmond County Historical Society (ARCHS) was founded in 1946 to collect, preserve and publish local history. To this end, the Society's historical and genealogical research materials are available in the Special Collections area of the Reese Library at Augusta University. The Society is committed to publishing original or out of print publications every two years. Members are invited to attend four meetings a year on various topics of local history given by historians, lecturers and authors. Receptions are held after every meeting for speakers and networking among members. Augusta Richmond County History is published twice a year and contains articles written by Augusta authors and historians about the history of Augusta, Georgia and the CSRA. As a non-profit organization, the Society relies upon membership dues, corporate contributions, memorial gifts and book sales for funding. Memberships and gifts are essential to the continued success of the organization because these funds provide a significant part of our operating budget. All gifts are tax deductible.

 

Executive Committee

President..............................................Mr. John Bell, Jr.

President-Elect.....................................Mr. Travers Paine III

Past President.......................................Dr. Jim Garvey

Treasurer..............................................Mr.Nick Blume

Administrator........................................Mrs. Elaine Benton


Board of Directors

2015-2018

Mrs. Martha Robertson
Mr. John Barney
Mrs. Ingrid Tutt

2016-2019

Mr. Tom Robertston
Dr. Andrew Goss
Mrs. Danielle Huggins

2017-2020

Mr. Hans Peterson
Mr. Don Patterson
Mr. Isaac Johnson


Standing Committees

Editor - Journal................................................Dr. Russell Brown

Scholarship/Historian........................................Dr. Lee Ann Caldwell

Special Events.................................................Mrs. Elaine Benton

Veterans Affairs...............................................Dr. Jim Garvey



Veterans History Project Coordinators
   
World War II...................... Mr. Fred Gehle
     
All Wars............................. Mr. Don Patterson