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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the Arts and Heritage Center?
  • Where is the Arts and Heritage Center?
  • Is the Arts and Heritage Center part of city government?
  • Who is in charge of the Arts and Heritage Center?
  • Where does the Arts and Heritage Center receive its income?
  • How can I make a donation to the Center?
  • What is the "Paver sale"?
  • What is available in the Gift Shop?
  • Is the Arts and Heritage Center a museum?
  • What will be displayed in the Arts and Heritage Center?
  • What educational opportunities does the Arts and Heritage Center offer?
  • After I visit the AHC, what are some other nearby cultural attractions?

  • What is the Arts and Heritage Center?
  • The Arts and Heritage Center is a non-profit organization in North Augusta, SC that provides a location for the exhibition and display of artistic and historical material produced within and related to our community and region. It provides assistance in the preservation of local historical materials, and seeks to increase awareness of the arts and history in the community by providing educational opportunities for citizens of all ages and cultural backgrounds.

  • Where is the Arts and Heritage Center?
  • The Arts and Heritage Center is located on the first floor of the new North Augusta Municipal Building at 100 Georgia Avenue in North Augusta, SC.

  • Is the Arts and Heritage Center part of city government?
  • While the City of North Augusta included space within the new Municipal Building for the Arts and Heritage Center, and used accomodations funds and local option sales taxes to fund the space, the Arts and Heritage Center is a separate entity. We receive no funding from the City for the AHC's operating expenses.

  • Who is in charge of the Arts and Heritage Center?
  • The Arts and Heritage Center is governed by a Board of Directors whose names are listed on this website. The Center is registered as a charity with the South Carolina Secretary of State and has approval as a 501c3 non-profit organization by the IRS.

  • Where does the Arts and Heritage Center receive its income?
  • The Arts and Heritage Center accepts tax deductible donations from individuals and companies, exhibit sponsorships, receives income from sales in the Gift Shop, receives funding from grants for specific programs, and seeks support through a variety of public memberships. Admission is free to the Center but donations are gladly accepted. Guided tours of the AHC's exhibits are available upon request for groups of ten or more. Please call (803) 441-4380 to arrange for a guided tour (two weeks notice is requested).

  • How can I make a donation to the Center?
  • Donations may be made by check payable to AHCNA and mailed to:
    AHCNA
    P.O. Box 6462
    North Augusta, SC 29861

    Membership information is available on the web site or by calling (803) 441-4380.

  • What is the "Paver sale"?
  • The Arts and Heritage Center, as a fundraiser, is offering the public an opportunity to purchase a paver in honor or memory of someone, or just with their own name on it. These pavers will be placed in the walkway outside the Center. Pavers are $100 and the form for the paver purchase and the details are available on this website.


  • What is available in the Gift Shop?
  • The Gift Shop which is located in the Center offers locally produced arts, crafts, and food products as well as items of South Carolina and regional interest. Pictures of the items offered can be viewed under the "Gift Shop" tab on this website.

  • Is the Arts and Heritage Center a museum?
  • The Arts and Heritage Center should be thought of as an exhibition center rather than a museum. A museum primarily receives donations of items which it keeps, maintains and exhibits and has costs associated with preserving and insuring them. The Center as an exhibit area will exhibit art and heritage materials which are on loan or which are copies and do not have the cost of insurance or the problems of storage.

  • What will be displayed in the Arts and Heritage Center?
  • There are three galleries in the Arts and Heritage Center. Two of these galleries offer rotating exhibits which showcase local art, pottery, photography, and historical information that change every couple of months. Our centerpiece is an HO scale model of the City of North Augusta as it was in 1910, including the Hampton Terrace Hotel and 16 other structures. Our third gallery features a permanent history exhibit which follows the story of the region from the days of Native Americans to modern times.

  • What educational opportunities does the Arts and Heritage Center offer?
  • The Center hosts guided tours for local schools as well as organizations. We also develop educational programs for individuals of all ages. There are opportunities for visitors to observe and to paint along side members of the North Augusta Artist's Guild every Tuesday from 11:30 am to 2 pm. The Center also offers workshops for children and adults every first Saturday of the month.




    In accordance with IRS Section 6104 the Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta's forms 1023 and 990
    are available for public inspection on request by contacting John Bigger at (803) 278-1805.

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