Lucy Craft Laney Museum’s
7th Annual Golf Tournament

Support the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History All Funds raised will go towards the Museum’s Administrative House renovation project.

MAY 20, 2023
at the Municipal Golf Course

  • Four-person best ball tournament (Captain Choice)
  • Location: The Augusta Municipal Golf Course Late Registration: 7AM-7:30AM
  • Tee-time: 8:30AM – Shotgun Start

Golfer’s Entry Fee:

  • $85 EARLY BIRD: Now – May 19th
  • $95 per player: Day of Tournament

Early Registration includes One Museum Tour Admission Golf Tournament Reception on May 19th from 6:00 – 9:00pm at the Laney Museum

Call 404-488-3207 to reserve your spot or register,
or click link below, then on the date on the registration page.

Greetings from the Executive Director

Spring is right around the corner and the flowers and trees are blooming here at the museum.  Our Artist Reception for our current Art Exhibition was a huge success. There are eleven established artists and eight emerging artists participating in this exhibit. This exhibit will be up until March 16, so please call and reserve your tour.


I am excited about a new experience that we are bringing to the museum.  This experience is a partnership between the museum and Destination Augusta, and is called Augusta’s Black Caddies – Men on the Bag. This experience will bring to life the rich history and pivotal role Black Caddies played in assisting the world’s top golfers in winning the most famous golf tournament in the world: The Masters.  You will also be able to hear first-hand the personal golf stories from one of Augusta’s “Living Legend” Black Caddies.


The Heritage Fundraiser is our signature annual fundraiser for the museum. This year, our 17th Annual Heritage Fundraising Campaign is set for February 6 – April 15, 2022.  The Heritage Fundraising Committee has boldly established this year’s fundraising goal in the amount of $250,000 and we need your financial support. This fundraiser is successful largely due to the sponsorships and donations we receive from businesses, organizations, churches and of course our dedicated friends. All proceeds for this year’s Heritage Fundraiser will go towards critical repairs that are needed to stabilize the structural integrity of the museum’s administrative building. The administrative building’s foundation is compromised which affects floors, walls and ultimately the safety of our employees.  The campaign will culminate with a Special Event at the LCL Museum of Black History Conference Center to thank our donors and sponsors for their support on Saturday, April 15, 2023, from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.

Thank you for your continuous support.

Linda Johnson

Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History Emerging Artists Exhibition

February – March 2023
Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History
Reception: Saturday, February 25, 2023

The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History is excited to welcome a first-time exhibit entitled “Emerging Artists” on display through March. This new exhibit highlights a lot of the new artistic talent in the River Region. It also includes a selection of more recognized artists. The mixture of new and established will give the newer artists an opportunity to learn more about Augusta’s arts community.
A list of the artists that have artwork on display include:
• Chase McKai Young (Featured Artist) – Greenbrier High School
• Sara Conner
• Evelyn Gibson
• Carolyn Walker O’Dell
• Francie Klopotic
• Si-Long Chen
• Hannah Mae Price
• John Cannon
• Devin Lovett
• Oliver Josue Lopez Reyes – T. W. Josey Comprehensive High School
• Nadia Clark – T. W. Josey Comprehensive High School
• Justis Davis
• Zyrianna Williams – T. W. Josey Comprehensive High School
• Keelan Gordon
• Tony Cerna T. W. Josey Comprehensive High School
• Zykira Blockett – T. W. Josey Comprehensive High School
• Rhian Swain
• Patricia Cummings
• Stacy O’Sullivan

The featured emerging artist for the showcase is Chase McKai Young, a 10th grade Greenbrier student. Chase’s passion for art started when she was a little girl. She was inspired by her older sister. Her artworks depict black women in different capacities. Chase says “in one, she is mystifying and a being who is unattainable. In the other she is being oppressed and is struggling to fight back.”

“Emerging Artists” will be on display at the Laney Museum in February and much of March 2023. A reception will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2023, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm. Artists will discuss their paintings and offer insights about their artistic journeys.

Breaking the Barriers – Women Who Impacted the Arts

March 20 through 25th

A special one-week exhibition about famous Women Artists will be showcased at the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History on March 20 through 25th featuring original paintings by Augusta artist Rhian Swain.


Admission is FREE to the public.


The exhibit includes 13 portraits of female visual artists who have made an impact on the arts. When adults and children are queried about “famous” artists, women artists do not typically come to mind.  Yet women have been amazing artists, as talented and groundbreaking throughout history as their male counterparts.


“Breaking the Barriers” is a series of paintings that shine a light on some of the women who have made remarkable achievements in the visual arts. Like Louise Bourgeois, Sculptor Augusta Savage, Berthe Morisot, the iconic Dot Queen Yayoi Kusama, and visual revolutionary Kara Walker. Those are just a few of the many faces that will be encountered at the exhibition.



A reception with refreshments, and a short panel discussion wrap up the exhibit on Saturday, March 25th at 4pm. The museum will be open during the week and school age children are encouraged to visit and receive a free coloring book (while supplies last), highlighting the twelve featured artists.

Historic Marker for Frank Yerby to be Unveiled

Thursday, March 16, 2023

The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, in partnership with the Haines Alumni Association, Paine College and the Georgia Historical Society will unveil the state historic marker for Frank Yerby on Thursday, March 16, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. The marker will be located near the corner of 8th and Hall Streets (off of Laney-Walker Boulevard).

Frank Yerby was born in Augusta on September 5, 1916. He graduated from the Haines Normal and Industrial Institute in 1933, Paine College in 1937 and Fisk University in 1938. During the course of his literary career, he published 33 novels, 12 of which became New York Times bestsellers. He sold an estimated 60 million copies of his books, which were translated into dozens of languages. Three of his books, The Foxes of Harrow, The Golden Hawk and The Saracen Blade were turned into major motion pictures. He died in Madrid, Spain on November 30, 1991. Frank Yerby was inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame in 2006.

Join us on March 16th as we pay tribute to our native son who was an international literary giant. For more information about the unveiling or to learn more about Frank Yerby please call the Laney Museum at 706-724-3576 or email

Award-winning “Blurring the Color Line” Film Screening at the Laney Museum Laney Museum

Thursday, March 23, 2023
6:00 – 8:00 pm

The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History and the Augusta Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association are pleased to present Blurring The Color Line, an award-winning documentary film about the Chinese in the Segregated South on Thursday, March 23, 2023 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. The film by Crystal Kwok, will be screened at the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History. Blurring The Color Line follows director Crystal Kwok as she unpacks the history behind her grandmother’s family, who were neighborhood grocery store owners in the Black community of Augusta, Georgia during the Jim Crow era. The film is free to the public. Please RSVP due to limited seating at 706-724-3576.

Crystal Kwok said, “This project has forced me to dig deep into the cracks of American history, of what is told, forgotten, or erased. It was important for me to weave in the significance of how the larger structure of segregation worked in the deep south and how that paved the way for the Chinese immigrants to enter. It begs us to ask where the Chinese, or any other minority for that matter, fit in on the color line and how it affected their sense of identity and attitudes towards Black people. Why were they able to go to white schools but had to live in the Black neighborhood? Why did certain Chinese families allow or not allow their children to play with their Black neighbor kids? How do these behaviors speak to today’s racial tensions?”

The film won the 2022 Harlem International Film Festival Mira Nair Rising Female Filmmaker Award and the 2022 DisOrient Film Festival Courage Award and was selected for screening in numerous film festivals across the country.

April Community Luncheon

April 12, 2023
11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Featured is Christine O’Meara, Community Outreach Coordinator for the Cancer Information and Awareness Program at the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University.

Deadline for registration and payment for luncheon is Wednesday, April 10, 2023.


Christine O’Meara has been employed at AU for 15 years and at the GA Cancer Center for 10 of these years. A graduate of Aquinas High School, Ms. O’Meara received her Master of Public Health and her Master of Anthropology degrees from the University of Hawaii. Her public health career has focused on maternal and child health, tobacco-use prevention, community health education and engagement. Ms. O’Meara received the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies State Impact Award (2002), the Glaxo-Smith-Kline NC Child Health Individual Recognition Award (2006), and the Health Services Award  from the NAACP Augusta  Chapter (2019).

Laney Museum Charleston Day

Saturday April 22, 2023
Sign Up Today!

Explore Charleston with Us!

Join The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History on its out of town day-trip to Charleston, South Carolina on Saturday, April 22nd.


Enjoy the featured destination of the newly opened International African American Museum! Also shop and enjoy lunch in the Charleston City Market.  Bus leaves from and returns to the Laney Museum of Black History.  Sign up now – limited seats available!


  • Early Bird Cost is $85
  • Cost AFTER February 1, 2023 is $100
  • Register by calling 706-724-3576.
  • Deadline to register and pay is April 11, 2023.


If you have questions please email

Augusta's Golden Blocks

Our Giving Tree

The Giving Tree honors all of our cherished supporters who have purchased a leaf or stone. The Giving Tree sculpture provides 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. Contact Linda Johnson at 706-724-3576 to find out how you can be a part of the Giving Tree!

Sponsorship Levels/Giving Tree Presentation (Leaf)
$10,000+ Presenting/Platinum Large Stone
$5000 Diamond/Ornate Acorn
$2500 Emerald/Acorn
$1000 Gold/Gold Leaf
$500 Silver/Silver Leaf
$250 Bronze/Bronze Leaf

The People, Businesses and Institutions of Augusta’s Golden Blocks 

During the time of segregation, the area nicknamed the Golden Blocks was the heart of Augusta’s black business community. In the Laney Walker and Bethlehem neighborhoods, black-owned banks, insurance companies, theaters and other businesses worked to offset discrimination and thrived, creating a strong sense of community. Find out more about the people who were a key part of Augusta’s Golden Blocks.



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Schedule a Tour

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.


Guided tours are offered Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday at 10:30am; 11:30am & 2:30pm. Self­Guided tours are available Wednesday & Friday at 10:30am; 11:30am & 2:30pm. The museum is closed 12:00- 1pm. Reservations are required. Group tours of 10 or more visitors must be booked in advance and may be offered flexible tour times. The museum is opened Sundays only for special events.


Golden Blocks Tour takes visitors to the various key locations that comprise The Golden Blocks in the historic Laney Walker District.  Click Here for a virtual tour.

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