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Upcoming Events

Trolley Tour Times
(when available)


9:30 am, 10:30 am
1 pm, 2 pm, 3pm

Museum Hours of Operation

MUSEUM WILL BE CLOSED FOR
TOURS APRIL 22, 2017

Tuesday-Friday: 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday: open for special events and by request
Mondays: Closed

Guided Museum Tour Times

Tuesday-Saturday
9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am
1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm,
4:00 pm

Fees: Adults $5 Seniors $3 Children $2

Group tours with 20 people or more must be booked in advance. Call 706.724.3576.


“Through My Eyes” Exhibition
July 2 – September 30, 2017

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Children's Academy
August 9, 2017

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Annual Quilt Exhibition
October 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017

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The Black Heritage Trolley Tour will be running on Saturday, June 24th at 9:30 am. There are still open seats. Please call the museum office at 706-724-3576 to secure your reservation.


Dear Friends of the Museum:

It has been five months since the Lucy Craft Museum of Black History started the new year with a great deal of excitement! The Brown Sugar Stichers Exhibition closed at the end of January with a great deal of anticipating of what was to come as the fisal year began to come forward.

The next exhibition represented the remarkable history of the African American Responders in Augusta, Georgia. Their story was confirmed with much research and a panel of living legends led by Sheriff Richard Roundtree of Augusta, Georgia. A delicious luncheon followed.

February, bough in our eleventh Annual Gala which was an very exciting evening at the Marriot Hotel on the River of Augusta. Miss Monique Williams, served as Toastmistress. Our guest speaker was the renown Zena Howard, the Led Architect, for the recently opened National History and Culture, Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. The Special guests included Mayor Hardie Davis, Miss Monique Walker –Hill, Esq,, presenter of the speaker; Mr. Corey Rogers, Historian presentor of the vision; music was provided by by Lywood Holmes, The Del Teens and Ombi (Delta Sigma Theta Youth) were our hosts and hostesses.

 


Our February Luncheon was, as usual, Dr. Mac Bowman, Cardiologist who shared with us the recent studies about how to maintain a healthy heart!

As we continued the efforts of the 25th year of the Lucy Craft Laney Museum the staff has work diligently to do an in depth study of Miss Laney's life, including her family, education. contemporaries and a life well lived.

In addition, we provided an exhibition at the Augusta Municipal Airport from January- March 30, 2017 representing the Lucy Craft Laney Museum story, and one at the Georgia Welcome Center. As a result, many visited the museum.

The Children's Festival was great and the Summer Camps were superb. They had many remarkable experiences – such as the Augusta, Canal, Art with Berita, the Thompson Farm and many others.

The Golf Exhibition Epoch of Courage: First on the Tee is closing the remarkable journey of the the 25th year!

On behalf of The Board of Directors, staff, and voluteers, please know that we thank each of you from the botton of our hearts for all the support that you have given and continue to give.

Christine Miller-Betts
Executive Director

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HIGHLIGHT: The Thompson Farm Field Trip

The first group of Children's Academy to visit Thompson Farms, hosted by co-owner Mr. Charles Thompson, were introduced to a historical treasure not far from the city sites that they know. Thompson Farms, the largest commodity farm operation in Richmond County, produces soybeans, rye, oats, wheat, and corn for commercial use. The family has been well regarded commercial farmers since the late 1800's.

The students and their chaperones were able to interact with the crops in the field, pick fresh vegetables, get an up close sighting of fruit and nut bearing trees, and experience a Savannah River Bluffs home site.

Mr. Thompson explained the use of the mechanized machinery for high volume farming, the role of chemistry in modern farming, the different use of the various crops, and the diversity of crops. The students received complimentary, freshly harvested peanuts as a gift to remember their visit.

The Thompson Family lived nearby the Haines Institute on Calhoun Street in the 1880's. Mr. John Thompson was a charter member of the Augusta Branch, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, which formed in 1917. has The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History heartily thanks Mr. Thompson for his generosity and strengthening ties to the legacy of his family with Miss Laney.


Augusta Black Heritage
Trolley Tours



$15 per person (includes guided tour of the historic Lucy Craft Laney Museum)

Please call the museum for availability and times.



The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History Trolley Tour is a two-hour experience that takes patrons to over 25 significant historic sites related to Augusta’s Black history.

For the first time, locals, students, and visitors can experience a comprehensive tour of the rich history of the Laney Walker area.

Conventions, family reunions, and special event tours are welcome.

 

 

 

 






Georgia Power Donates to Museum Basement Project

Ms. Lucy Craft Laney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History

Ms. Lucy Craft Laney 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
of Miss Lucy Craft Laney through art, history, and the preservation of her home.