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 one exhibits currently on display:

Our Handcrafted History ~ The Art and Craft of Fortunat Weigl and Peter Mansbendel

Coming in June will be a new exhibit, “Once & Again: Selections from Past Austin History Center Exhibits.”

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

April 1, 2017 | 2:00 PM

Meet the Author: Miles and Miles of Texas

The Austin History Center invites you to an afternoon book discussion with Carol Dawson, Roger Polson and Geoff Appold, authors of the recent book Miles and Miles of Texas: 100 Years of the Texas Highway Department. The book documents the 100 year history of the Texas Department of Transportation, including more than 30 photographs. The creators of the book will share stories about how the project was developed and read selections form the book. A book signing will follow the presentation. The event is free and open to the public.

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