Black History Museum Moving to Leigh Street Armory

The Leigh Street Armory Redevelopment, an initiative of the City’s ArtBusiness Richmond reinvestment program targeting the emerging downtown arts district, will transform the Leigh Street Armory into the new home of the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia. Renovation plans call for construction of a new addition to the rear of the Armory, which would add much needed space for museum exhibits, community education, events and storage.

Governor Bob McDonnell announced Wednesday that the City of Richmond has been awarded a $600,000 Industrial Revitalization Fund grant towards the redevelopment of the Leigh Street Armory, located at 122 West Leigh Street in historic Jackson Ward.  Click here for full story.