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June 2018

“Is History Dead?” – Presented by James “Bud” Robertson, Jr.

June 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Alexander Black House & Cultural Center, 204 Draper Road, SW
Blacksburg, VA 24060 United States
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The Blacksburg Museum & Cultural Foundation is pleased to welcome James “Bud” Robertson, Jr., Alumni Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at Virginia Tech, for a special presentation on the subject of history. In a 2017 interview with the Roanoke Times, Professor Robertson remarked, “History is the best teacher one will ever have, we study the past — its warts and its beauty spots — to be better prepared for the challenges of the present and the future.” With that in mind, he’ll address the broader question “Is History Dead?” Given his long and distinguished career, Professor Robertson is one of the most qualified people to address the subject. During his 44 year career at Virginia Tech, he taught an estimated 20,000 or more students, and undoubtedly reached millions of people through books, essays, radio and television appearances, and public lectures. As the founding Executive Director of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies, he is widely considered one of the most significant and influential scholars of the U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction Era. This lecture is free and open to the public, though space is limited so RSVP is required at info@blacksburghistory.org or by calling 540.558.0746.

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August 2018

6th Annual Alexander Black Tie Gala

August 25 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Alexander Black House & Cultural Center, 204 Draper Road, SW
Blacksburg, VA 24060 United States
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Join us for an elegant evening of dining and dancing at one of downtown Blacksburg's premier events. This year's theme will be "Black Tie & Boots." Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.

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December 2018

Once in a Lifetime Experience!

December 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Alexander Black House & Cultural Center, 204 Draper Road, SW
Blacksburg, VA 24060 United States
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$500,000-Enjoy a once in a lifetime experience at the Alexander Black House! Start your stay with a champagne greeting with the Executive Director. Enjoy a private all-access behind-the-scenes tour hosted by our Director of History and an Alexander Black descendant including access to the full unfinished house. An elegant private dinner will be served on Alexander's personal China catered by your choice of local caterer complimented by live harp music. Conclude your evening with an overnight stay in Alexander's bedroom. Wake up to a continental breakfast catered on Alexander's personal China by Our Daily Bread followed by tickets to a local event for that day. In addition, you will receive naming rights to a wing of the Alexander Black House! Don't miss out on this once in a lifetime experience in Blacksburg's Living Room! Choose your stay dates from the dates below. 

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