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.
First Annual Golf Tournament
May 21, 2016
The Black Golfing Experience Exhibition
April 1 - May 30, 2016
Love: Framed in Black & White
April 21, 2016
First Laney-Walker Boulevard 5th Friday Celebration
April 29, 2016
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The Annual Lucy Craft Laney Museum Children's Festival
scheduled for Saturday, April 16, 2016
has been postponed to Fall 2016.
Great Figures in Black History:
W.E.B. Du Bois
Du Bois was an American sociologist, writer, historian, and civil rights activist. He was also the first African-American to receive a doctorate from Harvard University.
Du Bois was catapulted into the national spotlight by the Niagara Movement, a civil rights organization he helped to found in 1905, and which advocated a more militant approach towards disenfranchisement and segregation issues.
He was an ardent advocate of Pan-Africanism, a notion that promotes African solidarity against racial discrimination and the continent’s colonization.
A prolific writer and contributor to African-American literature, DuBois published 19 books and numerous articles, such as “Black Reconstruction in America,” and his magnum opus, “The Souls of Black Folk.
Black Heritage Trolley Tour!
Friday, 16 April 2016, 9:30 am
If you would like to experience our Black Heritage Trolley Tour and are available for Friday 16 April 2016 at 9:30 am. There is a class of ten that needs at least ten additional individuals in order to charter the trolley. If you can commit to assist in making this appointment a reality, call the museum at 706-724-3576 to sign-up or Contact Us on-line. Please be sure to specify 16 April 9:30 am. Your support is greatly appreciated!
Augusta Black Heritage
Every Friday 10am - 12noon
$15 per person (includes guided tour of the historic Lucy Craft Laney Museum)
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.
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