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.
Dr. Louise A. Rice Exhibition
May 1 – 31, 2013
2013 Summer Camps
May 27 - 31
June 3 - 7
Georgia Regents University's Health Care Initiative with Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History
May 18, 2013
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Little known facts about Black Women in History
Sadie Tanner Alexander
Sadie Tanner Alexander was the first African- American woman to earn a Ph.D in Economics in the United States.
She earned the degree at the University of Pennsylvania.
General Marcia Anderson
Already the hightest ranking African American female in the U.S. Army Reserve in 2011, General Marcia Anderson's promotion to the rank of major general made her the first African American female to obtain that rank in the history of the Reserve.
Major General Anderson, in a visit to Fort Gordon during recent years also visited the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, the Lucy Craft Laney High School and the A. R. Johnson Health Science an Engineering School.
Marie Van Brittan Brown
Marie Van Brittan Brown invented the home security system in 1966, along with her husband Albert. The patent was granted in 1969.
Important Moments in Black History
March 2, 1807
President Jefferson passes a law forbidding Americans to participate in the slave trade.
At the time, the United States had a population of 4,000,000 slaves.
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.
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Board of Directors (2012-2015)