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. Travers Paine III

President-Elect.....................................Mrs. Rachel Cagle

Secretary/Administrator........................Mrs. Elaine Benton

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

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


Board of Directors

2017-2020

Mrs. Martha Robertson
Mr. Don Patterson
Mr. Isaac Johnson

2018-2021

Mr. John Barney
Mrs. Ingrid Tutt
Ms. Julianna Shurtleff

2019-2022

Mr. Tom Robertson
Dr. Andrew Goss
Mr. Charlie Tudor


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
     
Post WWII Conflicts Coordinator.... Mr. Don Patterson