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Exhibit Reception: Shining a Light on the Christiansburg Institute

Exhibit Reception: Shining a Light on the Christiansburg Institute

Join us in a reception for the Fall 2023 Exhibit “Shining a Light on the Christiansburg Institute: A Collaborative Digitization Effort.” This exhibit celebrates the history of the Christiansburg Institute and their recent partnership with Virginia Tech University Libraries to digitize their museum and archive. Christiansburg Institute alumni, descendents, and supporters will be attending to view the exhibit. This is a great opportunity to connect with engaged community members to discuss our region’s Black cultural heritage. This event encourages exploration of the exhibit, engagement with the Christiansburg Institute community, and provides resources for more information on the project and on the Christiansburg Institute Digital Archive.

Opening remarks from Christopher Sanchez, Director of the Christiansburg Institute, Inc. and Debbie Sherman-Lee, CI alumna and Chairperson of Christiansburg Institute, Inc.’s Board of Directors will begin at 4:30pm.

The reception will be catered by Delaney’s Kitchen, owned and operated by a Christiansburg Institute descendent. Other beverages and light catering will also be provided.

Thank you to all who made this possible, especially Scott Fralin for exhibit creation, Jenny Nehrt at the Christiansburg Institute, Inc. and the Christiansburg Institute, Inc.'s Board of Directors, and Bob Pillow and Bulding Services for coordinating!

This project is supported by a Digitizing Hidden Collections grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). The grant program is made possible by funding from the Mellon Foundation.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, welcome! Please email library-event-accessibility-g@vt.edu at least 10 days prior to the event. 

Thursday, September 28, 2023
4:00pm - 6:00pm
2nd Floor Drillfield Commons
Blacksburg Campus
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