Austin History Center

Austin History Center

512-974-7480
MondayClosed
Tuesday - Saturday10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday12 PM - 6 PM

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 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 their history. For more information about the AHC visit library.austintexas.gov/ahc.

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Upcoming Events at the Austin History Center

Sunday, September 21, 2014

2:00 PM Meet the Author

Friday, September 26, 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

6:30 PM Meet the Author

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