Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History

Lucy Craft Laney (1854-1933), was born as a free person of color and became one of the state’s most influential educators. She started the first kindergarten and nurses' training class for blacks in Augusta and founded the Haines Institute, which educated thousands of black students.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 and by educating and exposing children and adults of Augusta, the State of Georgia and beyond to the arts, history, literature and leadership through exhibits and programs

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 4 PM

Hours of Operation
  • Tuesday Opening Time: 9 AM
  • Tuesday Closing Time: 5 PM
  • Wednesday Opening Time: 9 AM
  • Wednesday Closing Time: 5 PM
  • Thursday Opening Time: 9 AM
  • Thursday Closing Time: 5 PM
  • Friday Opening Time: 9 AM
  • Friday Closing Time: 5 PM
  • Saturday Opening Time: 10 AM
  • Saturday Closing Time: 4 PM
Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Largest Room 1700
  • Reception Capacity 100
  • Theatre Capacity 100
  • Banquet Capacity 100
  • Number of Rooms 1
  • Classroom Capacity 70
Conference Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1700
  • Width: 36
  • Length: 45
  • Theater Capacity: 100
  • Classroom Capacity: 70
  • Banquet Capacity: 100
  • Reception Capacity: 100

Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History Summer Camps

Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History Summer Camps
Week One: June 3-7, 9:00-1:00 p.m.
Week Two: June 10-14, 9:00-1:00 p.m.
Cost: $25.00 per student per week

The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History is excited to announce its annual summer camp to be held in two sessions, June 3-7 and June 10-14. The camp will expose students to the cultural side of Augusta.
• art classes • ballroom dancing lessons • etiquette classes • puppet class • African American History Scavenger Hunt • workshop conducted by the Savannah River Ecology Lab • and more!

The $25.00 is payment for one student for one week. A new group of students will enter the camp during Week Two. For further information please contact the Laney Museum at 706-724-3576 or e-mail