The building is beautiful and the small displays are well maintained. I especially liked the Juneteenth memorial statues outside at the rear of the building. I learned quite a bit... read more
The George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center is...
The George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center is dedicated to the collection, preservation, research, interpretation, and exhibition of historical and cultural material reflecting all dimensions of experiences of persons of African decent living in Austin, Travis County, Texas, and the United States.
The museum is also a key source of information on the history and celebration of Juneteenth.
Permanent Exhibits include:
LC Anderson Highschool, Austin's first African American High School
Juneteenth and Juneteenth Memorial Monuments
Austin African American Families
Jumping the Broom
George Washington Carver Window
The Genealogy Center his housed in the a historic building that was the first Austin Public Library, the first Austin Public Branch Library, the first African American Neighborhood Museum in the State of Texas, and the first genealogy center in the area focused on Black History.
Other features include:
Boyd Vance Theatre
Special Event Space
Juneteenth Memorial Lawn
Special Events happen year-round.
Self-guided audio tours available upon request. Please bring your own headphones.