EVENTS & EXHIBITIONS

Holiday Hours

The Museum will be closed on:

Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24
Christmas Day, Friday, December 25, 2020
New Year’s Day, January 1, 2021

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.

A Tribute to Women of Excellence in the Greater
River Region

February 1 – March 27, 2021

This special month long exhibition is a tribute during women’s history month. It features artwork, photographs and historic documents that celebrate the lives and contributions of The Greater River Region’s women.

Annual Black Golf Exhibit

April 1 – May 22, 2021

A tribute to the 50th Anniversary of the Lucy Craft Laney Comprehensive High School’s First Golf Team.

“Happy Birthday Ms. Laney!”

April 1 – May 22, 2021

An exhibit celebrating the visionary educator and civil rights activist called “The Mother of the Children of the People.” A special exhibit in the Museum as well as special guest speakers will discuss the life and legacy of one of the great American educators.

The Lucy Craft Laney Museum
30th Anniversary Exhibition

June 1 – July 24, 2021

An exhibit celebrating the visionary educator and civil rights activist called “The Mother of the Children of the People.” A special exhibit in the Museum as well as special guest speakers will discuss the life and legacy of one of the great American educators.

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!

 

Please continue to visit our Social Media pages for additional information and upcoming events.

 

ABOUT THE MUSEUM

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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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