Exterior rendering of the Black History Museum when it will open its doors at its new address
of 122 West Leigh Street, Richmond, Virginia. Grand opening is planned for February 2015!
On May 24, 2013, the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia formally announced that Dominion Resources, Inc. has committed $500,000.0o to its Bold Vision, Bright Future campaign to renovate the Leigh Street Armory and make it the Museum’s new home. ”The importance of this project cannot be understated as the historical significance of black history in Richmond is really quite remarkable,” Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones said. “The generous gift announced by Dominion today moves us further on our way to realizing the dream of establishing the historic Leigh Street Armory as an adaptive reuse project and preserving a valuable cultural asset.”
Pictured (left to right) — Dr. Monroe E. Harris, Jr.,chairman-BHM capital campaign; City of Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones; Thomas F. Farrell, chairman, president, and CEO-Dominion; Stacy L. Burrs, president-BHM Board of Directors; Dr. Maureen Elgersman Lee, executive director-BHM. Photo courtesy of Dominion.
Click here to see the WRIC8 feature by anchor Ava-Joye Burnett on the Black History Museum and its plans to renovate and relocate to the Leigh Street Armory. You can support the project by using the DONATE button to make your secure, tax-deductible contribution. Please note “Armory Funds” in the memo line. THANK YOU FOR Y OUR SUPPORT!