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 29, 2020
The Augusta Marriott Hotel
International star James Stephens III will be the featured guest at the 2020 Heritage Gala on February 29, 2020!
James Stephens has starred on several TV shows and done standup appearances on ABC, NBC, CBS as well as Comedy Central, HBO, Showtime, and MTV. He’s worked with Jennifer Aniston, Will Ferrell, Steve Carrell, Chris Rock, Garth Brooks, Patti Labelle, Aretha Franklin, Joe Rogan, George Lopez, Jerry Seinfeld and others. His quick wit and Improv skills make every show different.
Reception and Auction will start at 6pm.
Doors will open for dinner at 7pm, with dancing at 9pm.
The Black-Tie event is $100 per person and tables for ten are available for $1000. Seating is limited so purchase tickets early to guarantee a seat at this spectacular event!
Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History
Make plans now to attend the Historian Awards Program. This event is free and open to the public. It will be held on Thursday, February 20th at 5:30 pm at the Museum. The Historian Awards Program will honor Ms. Lillian Wan. Also, there will be a special preservation award given to Historic Augusta.
The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History
In January and February of 2020 the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History will highlight the achievements of Augusta’s African American doctors, nurses and healthcare providers. Black Medicine in Augusta will explore the many pioneers and institutions in the world of medicine. This exhibit will feature many notables such as Dr. George N. Stoney, an Aiken, South Carolina native that came to Augusta and became a prominent doctor and business owner; Lucy Craft Laney, who established the Lamar School of Nursing; Dr. Thomas Walter Josey, Medical Director of the Pilgrim Health and Life Insurance Company; The Burruss Sanitarium, a preeminent hospital for African Americans in the South at the height of Jim Crow.
This exhibit will also acknowledge some of the more contemporary members of the healthcare community such as Margaret Weston and Dr. Ronald Brown. This exhibit will go through February 28th.
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