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About the Museum
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
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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Senior Luncheon with Benjamin Allen
September 13, 2017

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

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Brunch with Santa
December 3, 2017

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Spirit of Christmas Senior Luncheon
December 13, 2017

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Exhibitions/Events for September - December 2017

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Nellie Ashford “Through My Eyes” Exhibition

July 2 – September 26, 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.


Activist Attorney Benjamin Allen to Speak at September Senior Luncheon

September 13, 2017
11:30 am - 1;:00 pm
Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History

Activist attorney Benjamin Allen will be the guest speaker for the monthly Senior Luncheon at Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History on September 13, 2017, from 11:30am-1pm. Atty. Allen will address the current relevance of the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education and how to combat racism in today’s social and political climate.

An Augusta native and protégé of the noted, late jurist John H. Ruffin, Mr. Allen has served as representative for Georgia State House District 117; and, as a judge for the Augusta Judicial Circuit Juvenile Court.

Please join us for our year-long celebration of the centennial anniversary of the Augusta Chapter of the NAACP. The branch was initiated in the home of Miss Lucy Craft Laney, February 1917.

The cost of the luncheon is $11.00.
Reservations are required by close of business, Monday, September 11.

Please call 706-724-3576 for further information.


Annual Quilt Exhibition

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

Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilting Guild of Atlanta, GA is a diverse group of African-American quilters from the metropolitan area. The guild continues to gain popularity throughout the Southeast and nationally. This year marks their fifth season at the museum, based on rave 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 artistry of quilting. Light refreshments will be served.

 

Brunch with Santa

December 3, 2017
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History

The Lucy Craft Laney Museum, Delta Academy, Jack and Jill Inc., and Heritage Pines Home Owners Association, invite you to join us, as we present the Annual Brunch with Santa Experience from 9:30am - 1:00pm. All children are welcome to enjoy a chat with Santa, play games, make crafts, sing Christmas Carols, listen to Christmas Carols, and enjoy delectable treats. We will also take a trolley ride through the Laney Walker Historic District to view the holiday decorations and learn more about the neighborhood historical treasures.

 

Spirit of Christmas Senior Luncheon

December 13, 2017
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History

The renown Augusta Chorale will be our honored guest for the December Senior Luncheon on December 13th, from 11:30 – 1:00pm, as we continue to welcome the spirit of Christmas and the holiday season through their melodious voices. Rev. Dr. Charles E. Goodman, Jr. of Tabernacle Baptist Church, faithfully returns to bless us with the spirit of the season. A delicious, catered holiday theme luncheon will be served. Your reservation is needed by Monday December 11th.

The cost is $11.00.


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.