Austin History Center
As the local history collection of the Austin Public Library, the Austin History Center provides the public with information about the history, current events, and activities of Austin and Travis County. We collect and preserve information about local governments, businesses, residents, institutions, and neighborhoods so that generations to come will have access to our history.
Our expert staff is ready to assist researchers in our Reading Room six days a week, Tuesday-Sunday. On Mondays our staff and volunteers process archival materials for use by the public. Our exhibits program offers 4 exhibits a year on various Austin topics in the Grand Lobby and the David Earl Holt Photo Gallery.
We have two exhibits currently on display:
- How to Prepare a Possum: 19th Century Cuisine in Austin
- Birthday of a Beautiful Building: 80 Years and Beyond at 810 Guadalupe Street
For more information about our exhibits, upcoming programs, and other services, visit us online at www.austinhistorycenter.org