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:

Taking it to the Streets: A Visual History of Protest and Demonstration in Austin

Place Your Face in History

For more information about our exhibits, upcoming programs, and other services, visit us online at www.austinhistorycenter.org

location

810 Guadalupe St. (map)

hours

Tuesday - Saturday, 10 AM to 6 PM, Sunday 12 noon to 6 PM, CLOSED Mondays

admissions

FREE

phone

512-974-7480

website

library.austintexas.gov/ahc

upcoming events

September 14, 2019 | 2:00 PM

Meet the Author: Ed Crowell (‘Barton Creek’)

While Barton Springs Pool is an iconic landmark of Austin and many people are familiar with the end of Barton Creek and its seven miles of public greenbelt, less is known about the forty-odd miles beyond that tumble and twist across private lands, eventually feeding the Colorado River. Join the Austin History Center and local author Ed Crowell for a discussion about his latest book, ‘Barton Creek’, and the story of the land through which the creek flows. A book signing will follow the event and light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. ED CROWELL is a journalist and freelance writer. During his tenure at the Austin American-Statesman, he served as city editor, state editor, and features editor. ALBERTO MARTINEZ is an Austin artist and photographer who also worked at the newspaper.

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