COVID-19 Update

Due to concerns related to the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure the health and safety of the Museum’s staff and public, the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History has temporarily closed until further notice.  We will continue to monitor the situation and re-evaluate, based on additional information and recommendations from public officials
Programs and events have either been cancelled or postponed. The Laney Museum Annual Golf Tournament in May will be rescheduled for 2021.  Please check back on our website and  social media channels for updates. We look forward to welcoming our visitors back to the Museum soon. Our physical spaces may be closed but please stay engaged with our social media.


Yearbooks Wanted

The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History is looking for donations or loans of yearbooks from A.R. Johnson Junior High School between 1967 and 1971.  If you have yearbooks within this range please e-mail Corey Rogers at or call 706-724-3576.



The Lucy Craft Laney Museum is the largest 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.


Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History
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“I’m Every Woman: A Tribute to African American Women
in Augusta

Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History


The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History is currently featuring a wonderful display of portraits, books, art and historic documents in celebration of women. Due to the necessary safety precautions in place we are making the exhibit available on social media in a series of posts that will enable people to enjoy learning more about the amazing women in this collection.


We have added  the images to our website for the digital exhibition as well. We hope you enjoy this virtual display and come see us in the Laney Walker District of Augusta once life returns to normal.


The museum day trip to  Athens, Georgia scheduled for May 23, 2020 has been postponed until further notice.

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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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1116 Phillips Street Augusta, Georgia 30901