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.
Pioneer African-American First Responders Exhibition
Winter Book Signing
February 19, 2017
Annual Historian's Awards
February 23, 2017
The Legacy of Miss Lucy Craft Laney Exhibition
Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History Quiz Bowl
March 25, 2017
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The Lucy Craft Laney Heritage Theater presented staged readings of Pulitzer Prize winning playwright August Wilson’s plays. August Wilson, known affectionately by the theater community as the "Black Shakespeare", completed an award-winning canon of 10 stage plays looking into the lives of ordinary African-American citizens. Each play was set in a particular decade beginning with the 1900’s and ending in the 1990’s.
The Children's Academy
The Lucy Craft Laney Museum welcomes students (ages 6-16) throughout the CSRA to attend The Children’s Academy Holiday Camp. Our camps facilitate a fun and family friendly learning environment and are designed as a cultural arts & history learning experience. The 1-day cultural exercise will focus on various creative disciplines, taught by active members of the local arts community. In December 2007 the children's Academy featured Colonel Pete Igel (retired) who taught students all about Philately and the hobby of stamp collecting.
The museum has six permanent collections: The Lucy Craft Laney Collection,The Ebony Legacy Collection,The Alice Davis Collection, The Charles Smith Collection, The African-American Quilt Collection and the Pilgrim Health and Life Collection. Annual and rotating exhibits are displayed at the museum throughout the year. The Events Calendar provides a list of upcoming exhibits.
Monthly Senior Luncheons
On the second Wednesday of each month area seniors and working professionals are invited to enjoy lectures on a variety of topics, while dining on food from our city’s finest restaurants. As one of our oldest traditions at the museum, the senior luncheons are an interactive occasion.
The cost of the luncheon is $10. Please RSVP with us at 706-724-3576.
Bus and Walking Tours
Annual Trip to Atlanta
Annual Trip to Charleston
Blocks Are Beautiful Tour
This Place Matters: Preserving Augusta’s African-American Communities
and much more!
The Period and Butterfly Gardens
While you're visiting the Lucy Craft Laney Museum, take a moment to stroll through our beautiful Period Garden. The garden was encouraged by Mrs. Hertha Blount and created as an addition to the museum in 1995. A student from the University of Georgia Horticulture Department designed the space to include plants that would have grown there during Ms. Laney's life time. These plants include Dogwoods, Irises, Roses, and Azaleas. A highlight of the gardens is the statue of Lucy Craft Laney, designed by Norman Hughes, a local artist. This section of the garden, dedicated to the memory of Ms. Laney, includes commemorative bricks with the names of all who purchased bricks in honor of Ms. Laney and others.
National and Emerging Artist Exhibitions
Art and History Lectures
Group and Educational Tours