Museum Hours of Operation
Tuesday-Friday: 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday: open for special events and by request
Museum Tour Times
9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am
1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm,
10:30 am, 11:30 am
1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm
Fees: Adults $5 Seniors $3 Children $2
Group tours with 20 people or more must be booked in advance. Call 706.724.3576.
Special Presentation with the Honorable Judge Herbert Phipps
Thursday, February 19, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Annual Historian Awards
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
32 Years Celebrating the Beauty of Song Exhibition
The Augusta Chorale 1983-2015
Sunday, March 1, 2015
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Selma is a 2014 American historical drama film directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Paul Webb. It is based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by James Bevel, Hosea Williams, and Martin Luther King, Jr. of SCLC and John Lewis of SNCC.
The film stars David Oyelowo as King, Tom Wilkinson as President Lyndon Johnson, Common as Bevel, and Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King.
Selma premiered at the American Film Institute Festival on November 11, 2014, began a limited U.S. release on December 25, and expanded into wide theatrical release on January 9, 2015.
Augusta Black Heritage Trolley Tours Launch
Every Friday 10am - 12noon
$15 per person
Price includes admission and tour at the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History
The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History Trolley Tour is a one-hour experience that takes patrons to over 25 significant historic sites related to Augusta’s Black history.
Conventions, family reunions and special event tours welcome.
*24-hour advance reservations required.
The Lucy Craft Laney Museum is the only 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.
The Preservation of a Legacy
Ms. Laney dedicated her life to providing educational opportunities for Black youth in the Augusta area. Ms. Laney was the founder of the Haines Normal and Industrial Institute which was located on the present site of the Lucy Laney Comprehensive High School. She started the first kindergarten for Black children in Augusta and founded the Lamar School of Nursing for Black women.
The Lucy Laney High School, Laney Walker Boulevard (formerly Gwinnett Street) and the Laney Walker North Historic District have all been named in Ms. Laney's honor. Now through the restoration of her home by Delta House, Inc., another important cultural institution has been dedicated in her memory. The museum is open to all.
The mission of the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History is to promote the legacy