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Black History Museum and Cultural Center

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The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia was founded in 1981 by Carroll Anderson, Sr. The Museum recently renovated the Leigh Street Armory and moved its headquarters to better serve the community by preserving stories that inspire. We carry out this mission through historic and contemporary exhibitions, docent guided tours, author talks and book signings, topical community conversations, performance art, fun and educational children’s programming, documentary screenings, and special events.

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Cultural, Museum, History, Visual Art, Education

Upcoming Events

Freedom Friday at the BHMVA!
8/7 5pm

Freedom Friday is back @ the BHMVA! Come by on the first Friday of the month and enjoy live Jazz and free admission to the museum's exhibitions.

Freedom Friday at the BHMVA!
9/4 5pm

Freedom Friday is back @ the BHMVA! Come by on the first Friday of the month and enjoy live Jazz and free admission to the museum's exhibitions.

Freedom Friday at the BHMVA!
10/2 5pm

Freedom Friday is back @ the BHMVA! Come by on the first Friday of the month and enjoy live Jazz and free admission to the museum's exhibitions.

Freedom Friday at the BHMVA!
11/6 5pm

Freedom Friday is back @ the BHMVA! Come by on the first Friday of the month and enjoy live Jazz and free admission to the museum's exhibitions.

Freedom Friday at the BHMVA!
12/4 5pm

Freedom Friday is back @ the BHMVA! Come by on the first Friday of the month and enjoy live Jazz and free admission to the museum's exhibitions.

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