Excitement Abounds as Construction Begins on Phase One of the Augusta Jewish Museum
Updated: Jun 14, 2020
Augusta, GA, June 10, 2020 - Historic Augusta and the Augusta Jewish Museum Board will hold a joint press conference Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 3:00 P.M. at the Court of Ordinary on Telfair Street adjacent to the Augusta Municipal Building (535 Telfair Street).
The 3 P.M. press conference will also be streamed on Historic Augusta's Facebook page via Facebook Live. https://www.facebook.com/historicaugusta/
Plans will be unveiled to convert the former Court of Ordinary Building for use as a museum
(Phase I) which will be followed in coming months by an expansion into a larger museum by adding the
adjacent Temple, the oldest standing synagogue in Georgia (Phase II).
The Augusta Jewish Museum Board, chaired by Jack Weinstein, has engaged Studio 3 Design Group with Ellen Neal Pruitt as architect for construction. Duckworth Development is the general contractor. The museum should be open by December 2020.