A program at the Morris Museum of Art on Saturday celebrated Augusta's relationship with Fort Gordon and its military service members.
"We want to do something each year to salute the military," said Michelle Schulte, the museum's community and public programs coordinator.
The March Stupendous! Family Saturday Military Salute program featured several activities during the morning. Throughout the three-hour program, there were crafts with a patriotic theme.
"We're doing printmaking using elements of the flag," said instructor Jennifer Johnson.
Participants also made beaded pins and Uncle Sam top hats.
Actor Mike Wiley was scheduled to present The Fighting 99th Squadron of Tuskeegee! -- a one-man show -- but he canceled. In his place, Peter Holland presented a one-man show called Mr. Lincoln's Office .
It was the play that drew out William Green and his grandchildren Rodney and Skylah Sturgis.
"My wife works at John Milledge (Elementary School), and she heard about the play. We thought it would be good," he said.
After the one-man show, the U.S. Army Signal Corps Dixieland Band from Fort Gordon played several selections.
Schulte said she felt the music "flowed well with the current exhibit."
Something to Look Forward To: Abstract Art by 22 Distinguished Americans of African Descent is the current exhibition.
The next family program at the Morris Museum of Art will be the Artrageous! Sunday program at 2 p.m. Sunday. It will feature a tour of the abstract art and a collage creation with instructor Nancy Bookhart Wellington.
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