Augusta, Georgia to revitalize historic downtown by turning it into a museum

Bringing history into a downtown revitalization is nothing new, but the latest plan for Augusta, Georgia includes a proposal that takes the idea to the next level.

It aims to take the city’s history museum to the streets, telling Augusta’s stories through interactive kiosks that people can use when taking walking or biking tours.

Signature Design, which works with Cooper Carry – the Atlanta-based landscape architecture firm designing the city’s transportation tax-funded downtown streetscape projects – enlisted the help of the Augusta Museum of History to come up with the proposal.

The groups helped identify key districts and gateways into the city and came up with ideas for what the kiosks might show. They involved Historic Augusta, the Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art and others.

The plan literally “brings the museum outdoors,” said Therese McKee Huffman of Signature Design.

Images courtesy of Signature Design.

See full article by James Folker in The Augusta Chronicle.

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