Location & Hours

810 Guadalupe St.
Sunday: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Traveling Exhibits


People holding Austin banner at March on Austin on April 30, 1989

Austin Proud: A History of Pride Parades in Austin, 1971-2002

Austin Proud presents photographs, flyers, and clippings from the Austin History Center collections documenting the history of Austin's LGBTQ Pride parades and marches from 1971-2002. The exhibit will travel to Austin Public Library branches through June 2023.

Exhibit Schedule:

August 19, 2022 - October 24, 2022
Central Library, 4th Floor Exhibit Cases

October 26, 2022 - January 10, 2023
Twin Oaks Branch

January-March, 2023 
Cepeda Branch

March-May 2023
Windsor Park Branch

May-June 2023
Austin History Center

View the online exhibit here: Austin Proud

Purple blue banner advertising the Seeking Community exhibit,

Seeking Community: Asian American Belonging Within the Austin American-Statesman

Photographer Lizzie Chen and Asian Pacific American Community Archivist Ayshea Khan are excited to present a curated selection of photographs from the Austin American-Statesman Photographic Morgue collection housed at the Austin History Center. These images from the 1960s-1980s offer a rare glimpse into early moments of collaboration, education, and exchange.

The exhibit will be on display September 19 - January 2 at the Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Rd, Austin, TX 78754.

AS-74-88350, (c) Austin American-Statesman

Above and Beyond the Fold: Finding Community in the Austin American-Statesman

Above and Beyond the Fold: Finding Community in Austin American-Statesman presents a selection of photographs which uplift narratives of pride, laughter, and building intergenerational community within Austin’s communities of color. All images were produced as part of the ongoing project, “Communities of Color in the Austin American-Statesman Photo Morgue: A Digitization Survey.” The Austin American-Statesman Photographic Morgue Collection (AR.2014.039) contains hundreds of thousands of negatives taken by staff photographers between 1958 and 1982. The survey aims to digitize thousands of negatives documenting Austin’s African American, Latinx, and Asian Pacific American communities. This initiative is funded by a TexTreasures Grant made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.