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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.


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. The Gala Reception will start at 6pm, dinner at 7pm, with dancing at 9pm. Music will be provided by Lynwood Holmes. The Black-Tie event is $100 per person and tables for ten are available for $1000. Tickets are available HERE.

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.

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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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1116 Phillips Street Augusta, Georgia 30901