Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines


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 – 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 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.

Happy Sweetheart Month 

A Note from Linda Johnson, Executive Director


We have some exciting things happening at the museum this February and March (virtually of course). We hope you can link in and join us for the upcoming HBCU Panel Discussion on February 19th. Also, we are pleased to add some additional phenomenal women to the Women of Excellence Exhibition which is up now in the Museum. These women are truly trailblazers and we look forward to sharing their unique contributions to our community with you. If you have not already scheduled your tour for this exhibition, please call us. This year our 15th Annual Heritage Gala is scheduled for April 1 7, 2021 and it is going to be an exciting Virtual Gala experience. The Museum really needs your support this year to ensure that the Gala, which is our signature fundraiser, is a huge success. I look forward to hearing from you.


Stay safe!


Linda F. Johnson
Executive Director

A Tribute to Women of Excellence in the Greater
River Region

February 1 – March 27, 2021

The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History pays tribute to African American Women in Augusta with a special two month long exhibition from February through March 2021. The exhibition is a special celebration of both Black History Month and Women’s Month. It features artwork, photographs and historic documents that honor the lives and contributions of Augusta’s black women. A unique component is that the exhibit not only features historic figures, but women who are currently impacting our Augusta community.

Women featured in the exhibition include Ruth Crawford, Karen Brown, Dr. Maryemma Graham, Carrie Mays, Luvenia Pearson, Marjorie Carter, Amanda America Dickson Toomer, Dee Griffin, Reverend Essie McIntyre, Justine Washington, Jackie Lawrence, Rosa Clemons, Yolanda Copeland, Stacy Mabry, Allison Campbell, Bishop Rosa Williams, Julia Dent, Dee Crawford, Christine Miller-Betts, Rosa C. Tutt, Mildred Southward, Lucy Craft Laney, Margaret Louise Laney and Josephine Richardson.


Due to Covid-19 safety precautions, admission is limited to tours of four people. Standard tour times are Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 10:30am and 2:30pm. Special tours can be arranged. Admission is ONLY by pre-scheduled tour.

The HBCU Experience Virtual Panel Discussion
February 19th from 11am to 12:30pm

The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History is pleased to present a 2021 Virtual Panel Discussion on the HBCU Experience on Friday, February 19th from 11am to 12:30pm. The topic will be The HBCU Experience: Past, Present and Future featuring Moderator, Ms. Dee Griffin, from Fisk University.


Panelists include:

Dr. Patricia Cummings, Albany State University

Dr. Marva Tutt, South Carolina State University

Ms. Angela Black, Spelman College

Ms. Shirmaine Ivey, Paine College

Mrs. Linda Johnson, Morris Brown College

Mrs. Jackie Lawrence, Benedict College

Ms. Yolanda Copeland, Tuskegee University

Ms. Cheri Cofer Tutt, Paine College


Watch the Virtual Panel on Facebook at

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


A celebration of 30 years of the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, 1991-2021, the largest African American museum in the River Region. The exhibit will highlight many of the special moments that went into the development of the Laney Museum.


In 1987, Miss Laney’s home was damaged by fire, purchased by Delta House, Inc., and later restored and made into a museum, which promotes the legacy through art, history, and the preservation of her home. The Haines Alumnae Association later placed an eternal flame on her grave site, which reminds us all of a great woman.

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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