Picturing Our Past
Vision & Mission:
Vision: Supporting a sense of community within Augusta by strengthening the connection to our shared past.
Mission: To preserve, promote, and bring to life the history of Augusta and the surrounding area.
There are several area locations that will house historical displays. The Augusta High School, City Hall, Augusta Senior & Community Center, and the Augusta Memorial Library. For information about when these displays are installed, be sure to become a member!
Become a Member
(Household: 2 Adults, children under 18)
By becoming a member, you are eligible for a subscription to the bi-annual newsletter and invitations to Members Only events. We hope to add additional benefits in the future as our group grows.
In 1856, a group of Bridge Creek’s earliest settlers laid the lines that would become the City of Augusta. Mr. Charles “Charley” Buckman gave us our name; the capital of his home state, Maine.
Since then, Augusta has become home to people from the U.S. and abroad. We have welcomed veterans of war; domestic and international, intrepid journalists, budding & established entrepreneurs, educated lawyers and doctors, and of course: humble farmers.
Nearly 165 years later, Augusta survives as home to amazing people and businesses that have touched the world.
With the creation of the Augusta Area Historical Society, we endeavor to collect and preserve our past to the best of our abilities. We thank you for any contribution.
Displays are held at the following locations
Check with each location for open hours and availability of displays.