We are so excited to welcome you back to YOUR reimagined art and history museum!
We did it!
After two months of temporary closure, the Montgomery Museum of Art and History has moved operations to downtown Christiansburg and is ready to re-open its new 15,000 square-foot facility at 4 East Main St. The soft opening, scheduled for Wednesday, June 22, will feature many celebratory moments, free family-friendly activities, and brand-new history and art exhibits. This soft opening will be celebrated in conjunction with #GiveLocalNRV, a non-profit giving campaign administered by the Community Foundation of the New River Valley
The day will begin with a ceremonial ribbon cutting by the Montgomery County VA Chamber of Commerce at 9am with brief remarks by the Chamber President, Mayor of Christiansburg, and Museum Director. Pastries and coffee will be served until 10:30am.
A children’s bouncy house will be on-site in the back parking lot from 10am-3pm along with additional arts and crafts activities inside the building. Wonder Universe: A Children’s Museum will also be on-site with coloring books and a “What would you put in your museum?” activity from 10-2pm. A bubble machine will be available for children outside in the back parking lot. At noon, a celebratory cake cutting will take place in the main lobby of the museum to commemorate the soft opening with brief remarks. Additionally, Story Time with Joelle by Joeloe Productions LLC will take place inside the museum at 12:30pm and 2:30pm.
The fun continues through the afternoon to give way to a “bonus” happy hour at 4pm, which will signal the official opening of a free, art show featuring twenty-six regional artists across the NRV. This meet-the-artist reception will cap off the day and run through 7pm. Free wine and cheese will be available. For more information on the artists, please visit www.montgomerymuseum.org/memberart The show will be on display through the Summer, ending August 31. New history exhibits to be revealed include “Image of the Past,” “Time Travels,” and “Documenting History.”
Throughout the entire day, the museum will collect donations for Give Local NRV. This year, the museum board and staff are proud to announce that donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $17,700. Donations are highly encouraged and will help the Museum provide new cultural programming in its new, re-imagined facility. Donations can be made online at https://www.givelocalnrv.org/organization/Mmah or in-person and by cash/check.
Admission to the Museum is free of charge and parking is available behind the museum and on Main St. in downtown Christiansburg.