The word treasure has many definitions, but the one that makes the most sense for this exhibit is “something of great worth or value.”
The treasure of history is abundant in a county such as Augusta that once stretched to the Mississippi River. In a place where Native Americans lived for 10,000 years and where European settlers have carved out a rich history for more than 300 years, we are truly blessed.
However, the real treasures that make our history possible are the people of the past and present who care about saving and documenting history as well as those who actually put the “story” in our history. We hope you enjoy learning about just a few of our treasured people from the distant and not-so-distant past.
Many postcards featuring scenes from Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County are on display in the “Treasures of Augusta County, Staunton, and Waynesboro” exhibit. The postcard pictured above is part of the ACHS Hamrick Collection.