Museum Hours of Operation
Tuesday-Friday: 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday: open for special events and by request
Museum Tour Times
9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am
1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm,
10:30 am, 11:30 am
1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm
Fees: Adults $5 Seniors $3 Children $2
Group tours with 20 people or more must be booked in advance. Call 706.724.3576.
Female Artists Interpret the Civil Rights Movement
March 2 - 31, 2014
Senior Luncheon Series Featuring Dr. Mac Bowman
March 12, 2014
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
2014 Daytrip to “The Queen City”— Charlotte, North Carolina
March 15, 2014
Lucy Craft Laney Historian Awards
Saturday, March 22, 2014
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Augusta– Richmond County Library
Annual Lucy Craft Laney Quiz Bowl
Thursday, March 20, 2014
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Georgia Regents University's Health Care Initiative with Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History
January 18, 2014
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During the Civil Rights Movement... community self-determination was central to many peoples' struggles.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
3:00 pm- 5:30 pm
Admission is $5
In March, we celebrate Women’s History Month, and we continue our series of programs and exhibitions that are dedicated to African Americans and their struggle for Civil Rights.
This exhibition features Malaika Favorite, Augusta resident, and Peggy Blood, Distinguished Professor at Savannah State University.
Important Moments in
July 2, 1964
President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act
President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act, the most sweeping civil rights legislation since Reconstruction. It prohibits discrimination of all kinds based on race, color, religion, or national origin.
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.
The Preservation of a Legacy
Ms. Laney dedicated her life to providing educational opportunities for Black youth in the Augusta area. Ms. Laney was the founder of the Haines Normal and Industrial Institute which was located on the present site of the Lucy Laney Comprehensive High School. She started the first kindergarten for Black children in Augusta and founded the Lamar School of Nursing for Black women.
The Lucy Laney High School, Laney Walker Boulevard (formerly Gwinnett Street) and the Laney Walker North Historic District have all been named in Ms. Laney's honor. Now through the restoration of her home by Delta House, Inc., another important cultural institution has been dedicated in her memory. The museum is open to all.
The mission of the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History is to promote the legacy