The Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities in Auburn University’s College of Liberal Arts creates opportunities for people to explore our individual and collective experiences, values, and identities through the creativity of the arts and the wisdom of the humanities.
Based on the extension ideal of our land-grant institution, the Center was established by Auburn University in 1985 to develop and offer programming in Alabama schools, towns, and communities that strengthens the bond between the academic community, the arts and humanities, and the general public. The Center is located in the historic Scott-Yarbrough House, known as Pebble Hill, an 1847 Greek Revival style cottage that illustrates the important lives of Creek Indians, enslaved persons, and founders and builders of the town of Auburn.
Explore our website to learn about the opportunities we offer at the Center and around the state in partnership with organizations and individuals committed to the public purposes of the arts and humanities. Generations of Alabamians have benefited from the Center’s public programs since our founding, and thousands of visitors and program attendees each year enjoy conferences, workshops, lifelong learning classes, field trips, writing retreats, and other opportunities to reflect on the human experience in an environment that inspires and instructs.