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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

November 4, 2018 – January 26, 2019

Centerpieces for Quilt Exhibition

Local, regional, and out-of-state fiber artists are presented this year. Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilters Guild of Metropolitan Atlanta, along with Pieceful Hearts Quilters Guild of Metropolitan Augusta are joined by local fiber artist Gwen Allen. Pollie Wilkins Stevenson of Ellicott City MD has entered a blue and white collection. Thirty pieces range from side table size to full length hangings.

November 17 – December 8, 2018

Winter 2018 Master Class Workshop Series with Legendary Ballerina KAREN BROWN

The Salvation Army Kroc Center
Lecture Demonstrations and Workshops

  • How to Audition
  • All About Pointe
  • Pirouettes and Turns
  • Injury Prevention
  • And More!

February 9, 2019

Annual Heritage Gala

The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History Annual Heritage Gala will be held February 9, 2019 at the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center in downtown Augusta. Tickets available in December 2018.

Latest news

  • One in four cowboys was Black, despite the stories told in popular books and movies. In fact, it’s believed that the real “Lone Ranger” was inspired by an African American man named Bass Reeves. Reeves had been born a slave but escaped West during the......

  • The Lucy Craft Laney Museum’s Black Heritage Trolley Tour is a one-hour excursion that takes patrons to over 30 significant historic sites related to Augusta’s Black history and the city’s development. The trolley tour is paired with the one-hour guided museum tour. Conventions, family reunions,......

  • Before there was Rosa Parks, there was Claudette Colvin Most people think of Rosa Parks as the first person to refuse to give up their seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. There were actually several women who came before her; one of whom was......

  • Thirty-six enthusiastic golfers participated in the 3rd Annual Lucy Craft Laney Golf Tournament held at the Augusta Municipal Golf Course, popularly known as “The Patch.” First Place Team, winning with the low score of 56: Henry Bady, Robert West, James Dent, and Willie Hawes. Second......

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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.

BLACK HERITAGE TROLLEY TOURS

The Lucy Craft Laney Museum’s Black Heritage Trolley Tour is a one-hour excursion that takes patrons to over 30 significant historic sites related to Augusta’s Black history and the city’s development. The trolley tour is paired with the one-hour guided museum tour. Conventions, family reunions, and special event tours are welcome. For tour prices, days, and times, please call the museum at 706-724-3576.

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Contact information

1116 Phillips Street Augusta, Georgia 30901

+1-706-724-3576

info@@lucycraftlaneymuseum.com