Montgomery Museum Grand Re-Opening
Venue: Montgomery Museum of Art & History, Christiansburg
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022
Time: 12:00 - 6:00 PM
Event Types: Food, Drink Specials, Miscellaneous, Family Friendly, Arts & Theatre, Charity
Cost: Free
The Montgomery Museum of Art and History will celebrate a grand re-opening on Saturday, October 1, 2022.

The Grand Re-Opening will feature exhibits on female activism and empowerment, including a traveling exhibit from the Virginia Museum of History & Culture. The 15,000 square-foot facility continues to add new art and history exhibits to its repertoire.

A celebratory cake cutting will take place at 1:00 PM and a bonus happy hour with wine and cheese at 4:00 PM. Children's activities including Story Time with Joelle will take place at 1:30 PM.

The grand re-opening will feature family-friendly activities, celebratory moments and brand-new history exhibits. The human-sized bank vault will be on display and visitors can walk inside to view a new exhibit entitled, “Art Treasures in the Vault,” an exhibit from the museum’s permanent art collection.

In conjunction with the grand re-opening, the Montgomery Museum will unveil a traveling exhibit, courtesy of the Virginia Museum of History & Culture. The exhibit, entitled, “Agents of Change: Female Activism in Virginia from Women’s Suffrage to Today,” is a signature project of the Virginia Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commemoration. This exhibition highlights the efforts and impact of a selection of female change-makers who brought about positive change in their communities, the Commonwealth, and the nation. They also created new models of female empowerment and new opportunities for women – ultimately fostering a more inclusive and equal society. The traveling exhibit is made possible by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation and Mr. and Mrs. G Gilmer Minor III. This exhibit will be on display through early November.

The Montgomery Museum will supplement this traveling exhibit by presenting its own new history exhibit entitled, “Making a Difference: Women who Changed Montgomery County.” Featuring a group of women from across the county, this exhibit will honor women business owners, women who broke gender boundaries in politics and education, and women who worked tirelessly to make their Montgomery County communities better places to live from the late-nineteenth century through the late twentieth century.

Admission to the Museum is free of charge and parking is available behind the museum, adjacent to North Franklin Street.

The Montgomery Museum of Art and History is located at 4 East Main Street in Christiansburg, VA.

For a complete list of the festivities and activities for the grand re-opening, visit or or or call 540-382-5644.
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