Our administrative staff can be reached Monday through Saturday from 9am to 5pm, at the Snypse-Allen House, adjacent to the museum.
9:30 am, 10:30 am
Closed Noon to 1 pm.
1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm
Reservations are encouraged. Group tours of 10 or more visitors must be booked in advance. The museum is open Sundays only for special events
All tours every second Wednesday of the month to start at 1 p.m.
All tours every second Saturday of the month to start at 1 p.m.
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.
In the summer of 1930, Dr. Mordecai Johnson, President of Howard University, named Miss Laney “Mother of the Children of the People.”
The museum continues to serve “the children of the people” through the Lucy Craft Laney Children’s Academy. The program supports state mandated curriculum. Students ages 6-12 acquire continuous learning experiences throught filed trips and other hands-on learning activities.
Teens have the opportunity to gain leadership experience as volunteer staff assistants.
The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History organizes events and tailored presentations that uplift and inform the Augusta community. The Traveling Exhibition, a condensed view of Miss Laney’s life, can be loaned to hosting organizations. In the summer of 1930, Dr. Mordecai Johnson, President of Howard University, named Miss Laney “ Mother of the Children of the People.” The museum continues to serve “the children of the people” through the Lucy Craft Laney Children’s Academy. The program supports state mandated curriculum. Students ages 6-12 acquire continuous learning experiences through field trips and other hands-on learning activities. Teens have the opportunity to gain leadership experience as volunteer staff assistants.
Effective November 1 2022, advance registration and all payments must be made at least five (5) days prior to the community luncheon, in order to adequately plan for the meals. This will also eliminate the long lines of our attendees paying on the day of the event and will facilitate the luncheon starting on time for a more enjoyable experience. Please remember that the deadline for registration and payment will always be on the Wednesday prior to the week of the luncheon.
The cost of the luncheon is $11. Please RSVP with us at 706-724-3576.
The museum sustains Miss Laney’s advocacy for health. In partnership with Augusta University, Phi Chi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi, Inc., and Queensborough National Bank & Trust, free monthly health events are held throughout the city. Medical professionals screen vital signs that include blood pressure, glucose, vision, weight, mental and oral health. Referrals are made when either deemed medically necessary or requested.
Annual Trip to Atlanta
Annual Trip to Charleston
Blocks Are Beautiful Tour
This Place Matters: Preserving Augusta’s African-American Communities
and much more!
While you’re visiting the Lucy Craft Laney Museum, take a moment to stroll through our beautiful Period Garden. The garden was encouraged by Mrs. Hertha Blount and created as an addition to the museum in 1995. A student from the University of Georgia Horticulture Department designed the space to include plants that would have grown there during Ms. Laney’s life time. These plants include Dogwoods, Irises, Roses, and Azaleas. A highlight of the gardens is the statue of Lucy Craft Laney, designed by Norman Hughes, a local artist. This section of the garden, dedicated to the memory of Ms. Laney, includes commemorative bricks with the names of all who purchased bricks in honor of Ms. Laney and others.