Experience the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History
No museum fully shares the Black history of Augusta's River Region like the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History. The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History is a wellspring of knowledge, historical information, and community programs, carrying on the legacy of Ms. Laney for this generation and beyond.
Fun Fact: Ms. Lucy Craft Laney was one of the nation’s leading educators and the founder of Haines Normal and Industrial Institute now known as the Lucy Craft Laney High School in Augusta, Georgia.
The newly renovated museum showcases several collections and exhibits that tell the story of pride, resistance, hope, strength, and liberation. See exhibits ranging from quilts to the HBCU experience.
TAKE A TOUR
The museum is located in the epicenter of what was known as Augusta's Black business community, The Golden Blocks. Take the Golden Blocks Tour which is a walking tour that starts from the museum (Ms. Laney's home). This tour showcases public art that connects with the historical and cultural significance of Augusta's Black community. Upon your return, experience the museum's beautiful Period and Butterfly Gardens.
ATTEND A PROGRAM
The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History offers much more than exhibits and tours. The museum is an excellent place for families and groups to enjoy programs like the Children's Academy, monthly seniors luncheons, and monthly health initiatives.
Get more information and history by visiting the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History website.
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