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George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center

1165 Angelina St., Austin, TX 78702-2034
+1 512-974-4926
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Front desk attendant provided narrative of layout of the facility. Museum included history of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
cwjcpa
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Houston, Texas
The museum needs more displays. Your donation may help fund them. The building is beautiful.

The building is beautiful and the small displays are well maintained. I especially liked the... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2017
capitollover
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Austin, Texas
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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 Dance Studio Classroom Commercial Kitchen Conference Room Meeting Room Special Event Space Juneteenth Memorial Lawn Special Events happen year-round. Self-guided audio tours available upon request. Please bring your own headphones.
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2 weeks ago
“Free history”
5 Jan 2017
“The museum needs more displays. Your donation may help fund them. The building is beautiful.”
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1165 Angelina St., Austin, TX 78702-2034
East Austin
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+1 512-974-4926
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Front desk attendant provided narrative of layout of the facility. Museum included history of prominent local African American families. Small well maintained facility packed with history.More

Thank cwjcpa
Carver S, Culture and Arts Education Specialist at George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Greetings! Thank you for your interest in the George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center. We appreciate the time you took in offering your feedback and experience. Please feel free to contact us, connect with us on social media, or sign up for our...More

Reviewed 6 January 2017

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 about the (very) early history of slavery in America, like there were slaves at Jamestown....More

Thank capitollover
Reviewed 16 April 2016

The Museum is small and on the day we visited consisted largely of a special exhibition on 'Juneteenth'. It had some interesting family biographies of locals but our experience of museums made as yearn for this to go much further and examine issues related to...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 7 June 2015

I have attended a couple of productions, a concert and a dance recital here but never took the time to actually tour the actual museum until this time. It is awe inspiring to learn some of the history of the local area families. The artwork...More

Thank MamaBearPopTart
Reviewed 19 April 2015

When I think museums I think displays, and a walk through history. When I went to the Carver Museum it was the opposite. Here you have an important part of Black American History with the art and times of Washington Carver, yet all that was...More

2  Thank Sean O
Reviewed 16 December 2014

This museum is owned by the City of Austin, yet is housed in an excellent and beautiful building. It contains several interesting and well-done exhibits. The best is about the history of Juneteenth. The day we were there, we were the only visitors. It is...More

1  Thank Mark S
Reviewed 7 August 2014

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed visiting the Carver Museum. The only problem that I had was that I wanted to see more history on George Washington Carver. The museum featured African-American families who had an impact on Austin history. It was truly amazing to...More

2  Thank Erical337
Reviewed 24 October 2012

The Carver Museum is a must-see for those who are interested in Austin's past. The permanent exhibit on Austin African-American families is engaging, especially the plastic flip books of family photographs and captions that accompany each panel on individual families. They also have a temporary...More

2  Thank Jenna C
Reviewed 14 April 2012

I know because today is Friday. The LBJ library and the Historic French Legation were closed due to renovations. Nothing open in Austin today except the bars.

2  Thank Krwman
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HeatherLyn F
30 July 2015|
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Response from Carver S | Property representative |
Hi Heather. Thank you for your interest in the George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center. All galleries, exhibits, and city sponsored events are free and open to the public Monday through Saturday.
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