Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History

Born into slavery, Lucy Craft Laney 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
  • 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

Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Guild Exhibition

  • Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History

The Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Guild of Atlanta, GA is a diverse group of African-American quilters from all over the metropolitan area. The crafters of this guild have gained popularity both regionally and nationally. This is their fourth visit to the museum, becoming a staple of the November to December schedule. The Annual International Doll Exhibition will accompany the quilts.