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Upcoming Events

Operating Hours

Our administrative staff can be reached Monday through Saturday from 9am to 5pm, at the Snypse-Allen House, adjacent to the museum.
Call to Schedule a Black Heritage Tour.

Guided Museum Tour Times

Tuesday-Saturday
9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am
Closed Noon to 1 pm.
1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm,
4:00 pm
Reservations are encouraged. Group tours of 10 or more visitors must be booked in advance. The museum is open Sundays only for special events.


Admission Prices

Adults - $7.00
Seniors (62+); military & family - $5.00
Youth 18 years and under - $3.00
Preschool and SEMC members - Free
The museum is handicapped accessible throughout the building.

Trolley Tour Times
(when available)

9:30 am, 10:30 am
1 pm, 2 pm, 3pm

 

“Through My Eyes” Exhibition
July 2 – September 30, 2017

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Children's Academy
August 9, 2017

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Annual Quilt Exhibition
October 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017

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The Black Heritage Trolley Tour will be running on Saturday, June 24th at 9:30 am. There are still open seats. Please call the museum office at 706-724-3576 to secure your reservation.


Nellie Ashford “Through My Eyes” Exhibition

July 2 – September 30, 2017
Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History

Charlotte native Nellie Ashford is a self-proclaimed folk artist whose work expresses cultural identity, shared community values and aesthetics. Inspired by the life that surrounds her and memories of her past, Ashford’s work incorporates a mix of materials that often reflect real-life experiences and depicts families, children, dancers and musicians with vibrant detail and emotion. Each work that she creates has a story to tell. Vintage fabrics clothes images of people who reflect varying ethnic, religious, occupational, age and gender identities. They identify and complement each other and their world.

Nellie Ashford is an untold jewel and it is through her art that she creates a world of historical expression – a visual, realistic imagery that reflects a time gone by, allowing the viewer to reflect and understand Charlotte – through her eyes.

Nellie Ashford is represented by Foster’s Art Gallery in Huntersville, NC.

This exhibition is organized by the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture located in Charlotte, NC.

The exhibition is funded in part through a grant from the Augusta Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.


Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Children's Academy

August 9, 2017
Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History

The long awaited completion of the Children's Academy will be revealed!

 

Annual Quilt Exhibition

October 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017
Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History

Brown Sugar Stickers Quilting Guild of Atlanta , GA is a diverse group of African American quilters from all over the metropolitan area. The crafters of the guild continues to gain popularity throughout the surrounding areas. This year marks their fifth year based on raving reviews.

Opening Reception
October 8, 2017, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History

Please join us as other quilt lovers explore the wonderful world of the growing emphasis of the artry of quilting. Light refreshments will be served.

 


The mission of the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History is to promote the legacy
of Miss Lucy Craft Laney through art, history, and the preservation of her home.