Laney Museum Holiday Schedule

The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History will be closing at noon on Wednesday, November 25, and closed on Thursday, November 26 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.


The Museum will reopen for a half day on Friday, November 27.


A 10:30 am Tour is available for Wednesday, November 25 and for Friday, November 27.


Have a safe and happy holiday!

Annual Quilt Exhibition: “Quilting the HBCU Experience”

October 1 2020, January 24, 2021

This year the Annual Quilt Exhibit is a very special showcase of quilts from the renowned Brown  Sugar Stitchers that highlight the HBCU experience.

The exhibit will feature quilts that represent many of the historically black colleges around the country as well as quilts inspired by the African-American Greek-letter organizations. Call early to schedule your tour: 706-724-3576.

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday: Please support the Lucy Craft Laney Museum Children’s Academy Educational Enrichment Programs


The museum’s Children’s Academy continues the legacy of Lucy Craft Laney by educating and exposing children and adults locally and beyond to the visual and performing arts, history, literature, leadership and improved educational skills.


Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement that helps people and organizations transform their communities. It’s a day that encourages people to do good – to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.  The Children’s Academy provides creative learning spaces for children from low to moderate income homes throughout the year. By supporting the museum’s Giving Tuesday, you are providing opportunities for children to gain experiences through enrichment activities that they may not otherwise be able to afford. Please support the Children’s Academy by giving on the 1st Tuesday of each month.


Opportunities are also available for companies or employers to support the Children’s Academy on “Giving Tuesday Global Day” which is Tuesday, December 1, 2020, for their end of the year giving. Delta House Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, and all charitable contributions are tax deductible within the extent of the law.

Latest news

Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History

Limited Re-Opening Date Scheduled for August 4, 2020


To help prevent the spread of Covid-19, and ensure for the safety of our staff and visitors, the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History has put the following guidelines in place, until further notice:


Limited entry – The maximum number of visitors per tour is four (4).

Temperature checks – will be taken prior to entering the building for tours.

Tours – By appointment only on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 10:30am and 2:30pm. Please call to schedule your tour in advance.

Masks – All employees and visitors are required to wear a mask during tours.

Physical Distancing – Maintain social distancing according to CDC guidelines of 6 feet. Floor markers are spaced to help you practice social distancing.

Sanitizing to reduce spread – Hand Sanitizing station will be available in the museum and administration office. Employees will also clean frequently touched areas after each tour.

Conference Room Rental – The Conference Room will remain closed for events until further notice. We will keep you posted on its reopening.

Monthly Senior Luncheon – Canceled until further notice.


Please follow quarantine guidance if you are sick, experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days. Please do not plan a visit to the Lucy Craft Laney Museum until you have been symptom-free for at least 14 days.


Things may be a little different when you visit, but we can’t wait to see you in person… 6 feet away that is… and welcome you back to the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History!


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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.

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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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Contact information

1116 Phillips Street Augusta, Georgia 30901