The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History will be closed for major renovation work in the Museum from July through September 2021. Thanks to all our supporters, sponsors and friends who have helped us achieve this much needed milestone.
While the Museum is closed, we will continue to offer the Golden Blocks Walking Tour, virtual exhibits on our website, and keep you up to date with history and art news on our social media platforms. The Museum looks forward to welcoming you back this Fall to our new and improved building.
If you have a research question, or would like to schedule a school group tour for the Fall of 2021 or the Spring of 2022, please call 706-724-3576.
The “Giving Tree” is a new sculpture that is being designed for the Museum. It will be placed in the main entrance and will provide permanent recognition and advertisement for the museum sponsors and donors at specific levels. Sponsors and donors can help to preserve the legacy of Lucy Craft Laney through art, history and the preservation of her home throughout the year. Based on the level of giving, sponsors/donors will receive an engraved leaf (bronze, silver, or gold), an acorn, or a large stone.
Sponsorship Levels/Giving Tree Presentation (Leaf)
$10,000+ Presenting/Platinum Large Stone
$5000 DiamondOrnate Acorn
$1000 Gold/Gold Leaf
$500 Silver/Silver Leaf
$250 Bronze/Bronze Leaf
To find out how you can help the Museum and get your leaf, acorn or stone, call Linda Johnson at 706-724-3576.
Greetings! This is an exciting time for us at the museum. There are two things I want to share with you: First, we are getting ready to celebrate the museum’s 30th Anniversary, which will include the Annual Heritage Gala, on June 5, 2021, at 7:00pm. Remember, this Black Tie event is virtual and is free this year. We are inviting the entire community to celebrate with us. Thank you so much to our community supporters for all of your support and donations to the museum over the years. All proceeds for this year’s event will go towards repairing the museum’s elevator so that the museum’s exhibits and Children Academy Programs are accessible on all floors for those with mobility challenges. It is not too late…you still have time to donate. Please go to donation portal at GaGives.org.
Special Thanks to a grant from our partner, Wing Stop Charities
“Wingstop Charities, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, takes an active role in youth and their passions by providing grant opportunities to their brand partners and the programs they are passionate about. Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History is a brand partner. Wingstop Charities encompasses youth and their passions, ranging from education, arts, sports, career development and more. Wingstop Charities mission is Engaging Our Youth in Pursuit of Their Passions. By providing grant opportunities to our brand partners, Wingstop Charities amplifies local efforts, further engages our brand partners with local organizations and provides a unified approach making our efforts more impactful and meaningful.”
Thank you Wingstop for providing the amazing opportunity of free Summer Camps to the children in our neighborhoods!
Second, the Conference Room/Museum Renovation Project – Starting in June, the museum will be going through a renovation project. This renovation will ensure the viability of the museum for future generations to enjoy. We will continue to provide tours, on a limited basis, on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, at 10:30 am and 2:30 pm. Please know that we a plan in place to ensure for the safety of our staff and visitors during this renovation period. Stay tuned for updates on the renovation project and on days for possible closure.
Linda F. Johnson
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.