The Smokehouse Museum, a replica of one of Christiansburg Institute's early 20th century buildings constructed by the alumni association in 1988, houses a collection of photographs and memorabilia. Period photographs were selected from the Smokehouse Museum collection to create the exhibition titled "A Century of Contribution: Christiansburg Institute and Educational Change in Virginia." Sponsored by a grant from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, the exhibit is traveling to museums throughout 2000, 2001, and into 2002.
The renovation of the Edgar A. Long Building will allow for additional exhibition space, offering permanent and temporary exhibitions of the institute's history, as well as exhibitions relevant to African American culture and the Emancipation period. A permanent collection of artifacts will be made available for research and study. The Institute recently received title to four of its original 185 acres. These will be developed into an open-air museum featuring, in particular, a Memorial Garden and Principal's Cemetery.
Tour schedule for
A Century of Contribution:
Christiansburg Institute and Educational Change in Virginia
May 10 - July 15, 2000:
Black Cultural Center of Virginia Tech, Blacksburg VA
August 1 - November 1, 2000:
Harrison Museum , Roanoke VA
November 10 - January 15, 2001:
Alexandria Black History Resource Center, VA
February 2 - April 22 2001:
History Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoke VA
April 27 - August 5, 2001:
Black History Museum, Richmond VA
August 15 - October 15, 2001:
Claflin University, Orangeburg SC
November 1 - January 14, 2002
Stillman College, Tuscaloosa AL
First National Bank, Christiansburg, VA
February 4 - March 15, 2002
First National Bank, Christiansburg VA
June 3 - August 30, 2002
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Charlottesville VA
February 2 - June 2003
National Civil Rights Museum
August 9 - September 18, 2004
The Library of Virginia
Above: CIAA president Jacqueline Eaves, Virginia Tech Dean of Students Barbara Pendergrass, and CI alum Esther Jones, '39 at the opening of the exhibition "A Century of Contribution," May 2000, Christiansburg Institute Collection.
This exhibition, on the history of Christiansburg Institute, is funded by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Public Policy.
|To inquire about bringing this exhibition to your community, contact Curatorial InSight.|