The Augusta Discover Our Shared Heritage travel itinerary was produced by the National Park Service’s Heritage Education Services; Historic Augusta, Inc.; and the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area in partnership with the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. The Augusta travel itinerary is based primarily on registration information on historic places in the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks collections. These archives are kept at 1201 Eye Street NW, Washington, DC, and are open to the public.
The itinerary was conceptualized and written by Erick D. Montgomery, Executive Director of Historic Augusta, Inc. and Kim Overstreet, former Preservation Director, with the assistance of Rebecca B. Rogers, Director of Marketing and External Affairs, Augusta Canal National Heritage Area. The itinerary was funded in part by a Tourism Grant from the City of Augusta and the Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau. Erick D. Montgomery, Kim Overstreet, and Rebecca B. Rogers took most of the photographs. Many of the photographs belong to Historic Augusta, Inc. The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History and Conference Center and The Partridge Inn also provided photographs. Evelyn Benes, GIS Specialist with the Augusta-Richmond County Information Technology Department-GIS Division, provided the Augusta-Richmond County's GIS files used as the basis for the map in the itinerary. Carol Shull, Chief, Heritage Education Services, National Park Service edited and managed production of the itinerary. Cynthia Jarrin, graduate student in Public History at American University and Michelle Farley, graduate student in Historic Preservation at the University of Maryland, College Park assisted in editing and making corrections, and also programmed the itinerary. Kathryn Warnes, graduate student at George Washington University’s School of Business, Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management assisted in making final revisions in response to comments. Hyejung Kwon designed the computer template for the itineraries as the practicum for her Masters of Tourism Administration (MTA) at George Washington University’s School of Business, Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management.
The itinerary was produced with the support of Jon Smith, Assistant Associate Director for Heritage Preservation Services; Bryan Mitchell, Chief, Preservation Services; Paul Loether, Chief, National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks; and Richard O’Connor, Chief, Historical Documentation Programs. Shannon Davis, National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers contractor assigned to the NPS Battlefield Protection Program under Paul Hawke and Jeff Joeckel of the National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks staff provided advice and assistance in the development of the itinerary. Diedre McCarthy and James Stein of NPS’s Cultural Resources Geographic Information Systems, Historical Documentation Programs under John Knoerl provided training and advice on Geographic Information System maps. Thanks also to the people of Augusta for sharing their historic places.
Photo Captions for Homepage: All photos courtesy of Rebecca Rogers of the Augusta National Heritage Area, unless otherwise noted. Augusta Canal at Dusk; The Partridge Inn, courtesy of The Partridge Inn; Old Medical College of Georgia; Broad Street; Sacred Heart Catholic Church; Appleby Library; Carrie Street in the Laney-Walker Historic District; Canal Tour Boat; and Shotgun Houses on Crawford Street in the Harrisburg-West End Historic District.