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ABOUT THE MUSEUM

The Lucy Craft Laney Museum is the only African American Museum in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA, Augusta and its Surrounding Areas). The museum, which opened in 1991, is a small house museum that was the former home of Miss Lucy Craft Laney.

 

The museum is located in the Historic Laney-Walker District, near the original site of the Haines Normal and Industrial Institute. The mission of the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History is to promote the legacy of Ms. Lucy Craft Laney through arts and history.  We accomplish this awesome task by educating and exposing children and adults of the CSRA, the State and beyond to the arts, history, literature and leadership through exhibits and programs.

EVENTS & EXHIBITIONS

MAY – AUGUST 2019

Augusta Housing & Community Development and The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History presents “Through the F. I. R.E. Exhibition: The Living Legacy of Laney-Walker / Bethlehem”

Presenting vintage photographic scenes, Through the F. I. R.E. Exhibition intends to re-ignite the flame that once lived in the hearts of residents, to bolster community development, sparking the desire for more private investments in the area. Forming Intentional Relationships Everywhere aims to kindle passion within the community, while simultaneously fueling momentum for subsequent economic development plans. The project will also encourage creativity and link the thriving community of the past to the thriving community of the future.

Feature Sponsor: Augusta & Co.

An innovative experience center located in the heart of downtown, Augusta & Co. invites both the “company” of fellow Augustans, or that of visiting friends and family, to experience the authentic flavors of Augusta through its rotating art gallery, tasting bar, and curated local merchandise, while sharing can’t-miss information on regional attractions and events. More than just an elevated shopping experience, Augusta & Co. is a community hub fully staffed with local Augusta Experts, eager to introduce guests to the “new” Augusta, alive with a revitalized arts & cultural scene, chef-driven restaurants, and outdoor adventures; stock up on everything from Augusta merchandise, to event calendars, and customized dining recommendations before venturing out into the city yourself! Keep up with scheduled tastings, art installations, and local pop-ups through the Augusta & Co. social media channels.

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TOURS AND EXHIBITS

Guided tours through the museum’s permanent exhibitions – the Lucy Craft Laney Exhibition, the Pilgrim Health and Life Insurance Exhibition, the Alice Davis Collection, and the Augusta Ebony Legacy Collection-provide visitors with an overview of Black Augustans’ contributions at the local, state, national, and international levels. The museum also displays a number of rotating exhibitions which feature well known and emerging artists; and, educational forums with community leaders. The Annual Lucy Laney Craft Quilt Exhibition showcases regional fiber artists. Special exhibitions about entertainer James Brown, golf, and historical milestones are also popular attractions.

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Contact information

1116 Phillips Street Augusta, Georgia 30901

+1-706-724-3576

info@@lucycraftlaneymuseum.com