Last updated: 6/23/2011
South Boston, Virginia
Street Address
1540 Wilborn Avenue
South Boston, VA 24592
Mailing Address
Box 383
South Boston, VA 24592
phone: 804-572-9200
e-mail: info@sbhcmuseum.org
web: www.sbhcmuseum.org
Admissions
free , donations are gladly accepted.
Museum Type(s)
Art
Staff
Ms. Marjorie Holtman, Director
Andrea Smith, Assistant to Director
Description

South Boston-Halifax County Museum of Fine Arts and History in South Boston, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.

Mission

The museum is operated for the collection, exhibition and preservation of antiques, works of art, books, and physical items that are historically significant to the past, present, and future heritage of Halifax County and Southside Virginia. It further performs and encourages research and publishes, exhibits and preserves the results of such research.

History

In response to a challenge from local businessman, Lowell Strickland, the Tuesday Woman's Club founded the South Boston Historical Museum in 1981. The museum officially opened with a ribbon cutting on July 11, 1982, at 515 Yancey Street in South Boston, Virginia. It remained at this location until the former residence of G. J. Hunt at 801 North Main Street, a larger house, became available through the generosity of Main Street United Methodist Church. This allowed the museum to expand its exhibit and storage areas.

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