As stewards of both The Alexander Black House and St. Luke & Odd Fellows Hall,
our mission is to preserve, interpret, and promote Blacksburg’s art, history, and cultural heritage.

The Alexander Black House features rotating art and history exhibitions, programs and events, a children’s room, a gift shop featuring local artists, a library & genealogy center, a permanent period display & exhibit in the Alexander Black bedroom, outdoor sculpture exhibitions, an education & workshop room, community gathering spaces, the Museum’s permanent collection, and the staff offices of the Blacksburg Museum & Cultural Foundation.

The St. Luke & Odd Fellows Hall is the last remaining building in what was New Town, a neighborhood that grew amid a racially divided climate. Its early residents did not have the same necessary resources as Blacksburg’s white population. In response, New Town residents built a stable, cohesive community through their churches and fraternal institutions to create meaningful lives for themselves.


Recent Posts

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    Genealogy Saturday

    Join Carol Smith and Don Braffitt in the Ronnie and Faye Marcum Blacksburg History and Genealogy Room at The Alexander Black House for our monthly Genealogy Saturday the first Saturday…

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    16 Squares Walking Tour

    Meet us at The Alexander Black House every other Thursday and then explore the historic streets within the original 16 Squares of Blacksburg and learn the rich history and stories…