Location & Hours
The Austin History Center building will be closed for interior renovations beginning October 2. We plan to reopen at 10am on Wednesday, November 1, 2023. Please check this webpage for more information.
The Austin History Center's mission is to procure, preserve, present, and provide the historical records that make up Austin's unique story.
As the local history division 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.
The Austin History Center's rich collections and expert staff support exhibits, programs, and research by the public in our Reading Room.
Watch a video about us to learn more.
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