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

June 21, 2016 | 6:30 PM

In the Shadow of the Dome: Slave Life in Austin, Texas

The Austin History Center invites you to In the Shadow of the Dome: Slave Life in Austin, Texas. Andres and Juanita Tijerina, currently at work on an upcoming book by the same title, will speak about slave life and emancipation in Austin, as evidenced in the Travis County Slave Narratives that were recorded in the 1930s. This program will serve to increase our understanding of the historical roots of the Juneteenth celebration. The program is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

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