Richmond’s Black History Museum to Reopen at New Location

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The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia

A black history museum in Richmond is set to officially reopen at its new location next month.

The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia will open its doors to the public May 10 at the Leigh Street Armory (122 W. Leigh St., Richmond), the museum posted on its Facebook page.

The museum, formerly housed on Clay Street, features more than 12,000 square feet across two floors that illustrate the African-American experience in Virginia and beyond.

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First-floor exhibits include interactive touchscreens, along with artifacts and panels detailing Emancipation, Reconstruction and the civil rights eras. The second floor will feature national traveling exhibitions, and a multimedia research room will open later this year.

Museum director Tasha Chambers said the museum has been the only one in the city focused on telling and preserving African-American history in the state for 34 years.

Starting May 10, the museum will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sundays by appointment only. Admission will cost $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students with IDs, $6 for kids ages 3-12, and free for kids age 2 and younger.

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