The grand opening of FAHI's new home in the Old Imperial Savings and Loan Building.

Crowd celebrates FAHI museum’s christening

Thursday, June 20, 2013

By PAUL COLLINS - Martinsville Bulletin Staff Writer


“I’m standing here trying not to cry,” said Martinsville Commonwealth’s Attorney Joan Ziglar as she toured FAHI’s African American Museum and Multi-Cultural Center during its grand opening Wednesday.


“To ... see what this community can accomplish when we work together is amazing,” she said. The museum/center is a product of a lot of hard work by people of different races, she said, adding that the museum/center is “proof” that people of different races can work together.


Nearly 90 people attended the grand opening, which also marked the completion of renovations to the museum’s new home in the former Imperial Savings and Loan building at 211 Fayette St.

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