Austin History Center

Austin History Center

Sunday 12 PM - 6 PM
Monday Closed
Tuesday - Saturday 10 AM - 6 PM

About Austin History Center

  • As the local history collection of the Austin Public Library, the Austin History Center (AHC) provides the public with information about the history, current events and activities of the City of Austin and Travis County.
  • The AHC collects and preserves information about local governments, businesses, residents, institutions and neighborhoods so that generations to come will have access to Austin’s rich history.
  • For more information about the AHC visit

The Austin History Center is located in Council District 9 of the City of Austin.

Clearing Stones and Sowing Seeds

In honor of African American History Month, the Austin History Center unveils its newest exhibit Clearing Stones and Sowing Seeds: Photographs from the Travis County Negro Extension Service. The exhibit presents selections from the Travis County Negro Extension Service Photography Collection (AR.2000.025) archived at the History Center. The photographs, taken between 1940 and 1964, document the variety of services and educational programs offered by the Extension Service, including animal husbandry, crafts, domestic education, gardening and agriculture as well as home improvement. The exhibit will be on display from February 6 through April 15.