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30901
 
Tel: 706-724-3576


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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 mission of the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, located in Augusta, Georgia is to promote the legacy of Ms. Lucy Craft Laney through art and history. In 1987, Delta House, Inc., a non-profit corporation, initiated restoration of the former home of Ms. Lucy Craft Laney, a great Georgia educator. The home, located in the Historic Laney-Walker District of Augusta, GA, was re-opened in 1991 as the only African-American Museum in the Central Savannah River Area. The facility includes a conference center, computer center and period garden. Human service programs include art and history exhibits, lectures and tours, the computer art and history program, Youth Leadership Academy and senior citizen programs. The Lucy Craft Laney home in its current state is a symbol of Ms. Laney's contribution to mankind. In its restoration as a Black History Museum it is alive with activities that represent what she lived and worked for in the Augusta community.