An endowment to support the BHMVA has been established by the family of Adele C. Johnson. The Adele Johnson Fund Supporting Untold Stories was created to honor the legacy of our leader and support the mission of the museum to preserve stories that inspire! Under Adele’s leadership, the Black History Museum established and maintained a consistent schedule of national and noteworthy exhibitions, provided increased and enhanced programming, especially children’s programs, and has become known as the ideal event venue – offering a historical and elegant setting for corporate and individual events. We are forever grateful for her efforts.
The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia was founded in 1981 by Carroll Anderson, Sr. and opened to the public at 00 Clay Street, in the historic Jackson Ward district of Richmond in 1991.