Arts and Heritage Center offers respite during tour

The Arts and Heritage Center will offer a chance to pause in the annual Christmas Tour of Homes, sponsored by Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.

Located within North Augusta's Municipal Building, the Arts and Heritage Center is a venue for art and a place to celebrate the town's history. Three separate galleries, two downstairs and one on the second floor balcony, showcase displays. The centerpiece in the rotunda is a cityscape model of North Augusta, circa 1910.

The AHCNA has recently added new North Augusta history panels to the permanent history exhibit -"Rivers, Rails and Roads." This interactive display features stories of the S.C. railroad, early settlers, Native Americans, agricultural developments, recreation and leisure, and the Civil War. This exhibit tells the story of the cultural history of the region through history panels as well as computer and auditory interactives. In the main art gallery is showcased the talent of local artists in an exhibit by the North Augusta Artists Guild. Also, the Center's gift shop offers locally made crafts.

Refreshments will be served during the tour, and restrooms are available in the lobby.