Family, The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia needs your support. There is an IndieGoGo campaign with the goal of $150,000. I can’t expressed enough how important this cause is to the future of RVA. Please view the video and share it with your friends and family. Every little bit helps. #WESEEIT
We are moving!
The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia (BHMVA) was founded in 1981. For the past 20+ years the museum has been located at 00 Clay Street in the Historic Jackson Ward area of Richmond VA. We have outgrown our space in this beautiful two story Federal Revival house built in 1885. This house, once the Black branch of the Richmond Public Library and named for Rosa Dixon Bowser (one of the first black licensed teachers in Richmond, Virginia ) has served us well.
We are fortunate that our new home which will triple our exhibit space is just as rich in history. The Leigh Street Armory was originally built for a black militia in 1895 and also located in Jackson Ward. We began renovations to transform the space in September 2014 and are looking forward to moving in December of 2015.
What We Need & What You Get
We need your help!
Our capital campaign and annual fund raising are in full swing and we thank everyone who has supported us! It is this support that has helped us get this far. As we continue to move toward our Bright Future, and strive to realize our Bold Vision of being the only museum in Virginia dedicated to telling the story of African Americans and people of African descent we need additional funding and your help!
As we work on renovating and retrofitting the Armory building we will also be developing our art programming, branding, and exhibits to properly invest in our infrastructure.
Other Ways You Can Help
Please help us get the word out, tell friends, and family to join us. Become a member of BHMVA today and please like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and IG at “BHMVAmuseum”. Help us reach our goal any contribution would help!
Please visit the campaign page and donate. #WESEEIT