Building community through the arts, history and cultural heritage of Blacksburg!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

 HOURS OF OPERATION

Alexander Black House & Cultural Center

Regular hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 4 pm

St. Luke & Odd Fellows Hall

Regular hours: Thursday & Friday 2 pm – 5 pm

 

 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

JUNE

Making Music - banjo

June Featured Exhibit ~ MAKING MUSIC: An exploration of the Tradition of Banjo Making.  (Free, Alexander Black House & Cultural Center)

June 5th – Downtown Art Walk Open House: 5:30-7:30 pm.

June 6th – New Town Festival Gospel Sing at St. Luke & Odd Fellows Hall: 11:00 am – 5:30 pm.  Listen and join in as local choirs sing and play gospel music. The festivities include a Fish Fry for lunch with singing and dancing all afternoon. Admission is Free!

June 11th – Brown Bag Lunch & Memories: 11:30 am-2:00 pm.  (Free, Alexander Black House & Cultural Center)

June 16th, 23rd, 30th – Front Porch Stories:  1:00-2:00 pm. Meet on the Front Porch for stories about our history. Julia McMillan Fallon will be reading and presenting historic and cultural stories for children. (We will meet inside if the weather is too warm.)

June 16th – 16 Squares Tour: 5:30. A guided informative tour of the 16 blocks making up the original town of Blacksburg.

June 18th – Historic Lecture Series: 7:30 pm. An exploration of Banjo Making with Mac Traynham, Greg Galbraith and Bob Browder.  (Free, Alexander Black House & Cultural Center)

June 20th – Summer Solstice Fest Activities & Open House: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Join us for Ice Cream and Lemonade and relax on the Front Porch, then visit the gallery and gift shop.

June 25th – 16 Squares Tour: 5:30. A guided informative tour of the 16 blocks making up the original town of Blacksburg.

June 27th – The Alexander Black House & Cultural Center will be closed for a private wedding.


JULY

July Featured Exhibit (cont.) ~ MAKING MUSIC: An exploration of the Tradition of Banjo Making.  (Free, Alexander Black House & Cultural Center)

July 4th - Closed for the 4th

July 9th –  Brown Bag Lunch & Memories: 11:30 am – 2:00 pm.  (Free, Alexander Black House & Cultural Center)

July 12th – August 3rd –  The Alexander Black House & Cultural Center is Closed Temporarily for additional restorations.
We will be available for contact at Odd Fellows Hall or by phone or email during regularly open hours.
Visit the Odd Fellows Hall exhibits:
Civil War to Civil Rights and
the New Town Remembered virtual reality game.


AUGUSTGibby Waitzkin; Continuum of Being

August 4th – Re-Opening after Renovations Come and see the refinished porches at the Alexander Black House & Cultural Center.

August Featured Exhibit ~ Gibby Waitzkin (Free, Alexander Black House & Cultural Center)

August 7th – Featured Exhibit & Art Reception – Gibby Waitzkin: 5:30-7:30 pm. (Free, Alexander Black House & Cultural Center)

August 20th – Historic Lecture & Softball: 6:30 pm. Visit the historic community of Vicker Switch and support your local museums during a friendly softball game. This family event will include food and beer, audience games and competitions between innings. Your cheering and support is welcome! 

August 27th – Blues, Brews & BBQ: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. Odd Fellows Hall & North End Shopping Mall – Live Music & Food!

 


 September

September Featured Exhibit (cont.) ~ Gibby Waitzkin (Free, Alexander Black House & Cultural Center)

September 10th –  Brown Bag Lunch & Memories: 11:30 am – 2:00 pm.  (Free, Alexander Black House & Cultural Center)

September 17th – Historic Lecture: 6:30 pm. Site visit to Kentland Farms to learn about this historic plantation and it’s current use as VA Tech’s college farm.

September 17th - Alexander Black Tie Gala ~ 3rd Annual Gala will be held at the Alexander Black House this year. Call early to be on the mailing list to receive an invitation, reserve your table, or purchase tickets.

 


Save The Date!

October 5th – Blacksburg Cultural Golf Classic – to be held at The Blacksburg Country Club.