Commencing in 2018, Christiansburg Institute, Inc., and the Montgomery Museum of Art & Historical past team, board members, and regional local community associates began to manage and consider significant motion in get to maintain and boost recognition about Montgomery County’s deeply abundant African American record and tradition.
The group established out to do this get the job done by figuring out a established of shared values that would manual the project reality-telling, honesty, and reconciliation, exclusively all over tough and contested histories exactly where generational harm and racial trauma is ongoing and narratives are competing.
The ideal end result of the get the job done will be to erect 3 new history and academic storyboards in Downtown Christiansburg. The ideal location of this joint endeavor is the town-owned quadrant in front of the Article Business office in Downtown Christiansburg.
Collectively, CI,Inc., and the Montgomery Museum will request city acceptance to cultivate this community place with the addition of interpretive storyboards and an art set up to creatively illustrate African American background. The signals are themed as follows: “Neighborhood Existence,” “Schooling,” and “Slavery in Montgomery County.”
The Christiansburg Institute-Montgomery Museum Joint Committee is familiar with that this is a wonderful prospect to highlight African American society and heritage in a prominent and really noticeable site, when also contributing to resourceful placemaking and boosting the landscape and attract of the spot as a tourist attraction.