ABOUT THE MUSEUM

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.

EVENTS & EXHIBITIONS

November 13, 2019 from 11:30 am – 1 pm

Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History Senior Luncheon for November

Guest Speaker Dr. Ronald Brown, Sr., Gastrologist

Cost $11.00 includes lunch
To RSVP email ceharris85@hotmail.com or call 706-724-3576

December 11, 2019 from 11:30 am – 1 pm

Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History Senior Luncheon for December

The Augusta Chorale Holiday Performance

Cost $11.00 includes lunch

The Augusta Chorale was founded by local music enthusiasts in 1983. Whether singing in concert, for veterans in nursing homes, at churches for special services, during festivals or at schools, the Chorale has distinguished itself with outstanding repertoire and performances. Dr. Phyllis Anderson is the group’s third Director and has successfully expanded both the members and the audience due to its growing reputation for excellence.

To RSVP email ceharris85@hotmail.com or call 706-724-3576. Seating is limited so reserve your spot early.

 

October 1, 2019 – January 2, 2020

Stitching The Stories: Annual Quilt Exhibition

The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History
Opening Reception: October 6, 3-5 pm

 

Quilt making has long been a form of storytelling art. Its deep historical roots through the years have made this art form a communication tool. The history of a family, the stories of a culture, and the bonding of a community have been preserved in the art of quilt making. Traditionally embraced as an activity performed by the women of a community, quilts became legacy icons of a family life. They were pieced together by hand using a variety of discarded clothing, old linens, and the remnants of sewing projects. Pieces of daily life were literally stitched together.

December 7, 2019, 9:30am – 1:00pm

Brunch with Santa

The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History

 

Mark your calendars for this year’s Santa Brunch! The event will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019 between 9:30am and 1:00pm. Santa Claus has filled his bag with plenty of goodies to share, and he’s ready to welcome the children with a chat and a gift. There will be other activities the children are sure to enjoy, such as games and holiday art projects. As a bonus, attendees of this special event will enjoy the Christmas Story as told by Brennan Francois, CEO of Dynamic Living. The day is sure to be filled with lots of Christmas cheer. Please join us! We wish you a wonderful holiday season!

February 29, 2020

Save the Date: Annual Black Heritage Gala

The Augusta Marriott Hotel

 

Mark your calendars for the Annual Black Heritage Gala on February 29, 2020 at the Downtown Marriott. This lavish black tie event is a must-attend for Black History month. Stay tuned for additional details.

Feature Sponsor: Augusta & Co.

An innovative experience center located in the heart of downtown, Augusta & Co. invites both the “company” of fellow Augustans, or that of visiting friends and family, to experience the authentic flavors of Augusta through its rotating art gallery, tasting bar, and curated local merchandise, while sharing can’t-miss information on regional attractions and events. More than just an elevated shopping experience, Augusta & Co. is a community hub fully staffed with local Augusta Experts, eager to introduce guests to the “new” Augusta, alive with a revitalized arts & cultural scene, chef-driven restaurants, and outdoor adventures; stock up on everything from Augusta merchandise, to event calendars, and customized dining recommendations before venturing out into the city yourself! Keep up with scheduled tastings, art installations, and local pop-ups through the Augusta & Co. social media channels.

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TOURS AND EXHIBITS

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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Contact information

1116 Phillips Street Augusta, Georgia 30901

+1-706-724-3576

info@@lucycraftlaneymuseum.com