Austin History Center

Austin History Center

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

To book a group tour or field trip at the Austin History Center contact us at least two weeks in advance so we can prepare for your visit.

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.

General Information

Library Locations

smithsonian poster a place for all people
For All People: Introducing the National Museum of African American History and Culture Commemorative Poster Art Traveling Exhibition February 1 – March 27 Central Library, 3rd Floor 710 W. César Chávez St.
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February 5 - April 21, 2019 Austin History Center. Tune in to Health: A Radio Program for Travis County Rural Schools presents over 200 black and white photographs from the 1949-1950 school year of the Healthy Living in Our County radio program, a public health education initiative tailored for Travis County rural schools.
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December 11, 2018 – May 26, 2019 Austin History Center. Off the Rails: The Rise and Fall of Austin’s Streetcars documents the history of the operation of streetcars in Austin from 1875 to 1940.