DBCAAHS History Center


"Go Back And Get It"

Danville Boyle County
African-American
Historical Society

The History Center

The DBCAAHS History Center is our new "home".  Although not open to the public yet, we have been meeting here since July 2020 (with masks and social distancing, and no more than 10 people present).

Located at 108 North Second Street in Danville, we are on the first floor of the historic Henson Hotel.  Due to the cooperation, encouragement, and efforts of the Henson family, African-American history and culture will now have a public space near the historic African American business district.  We are just one block north of the original South Second Street business district.

Many people have donated material, time, money, or work to make this Center a possibility.

Once we open, visitors and researchers will be able to see displays of artifacts, photographs, and other documents of Black history in and around Danville and Boyle County.  Hundreds of photographed, some newly "colorized", archaeological artifacts, books, and documents will be available for interested people to view and use.

 

  
The painting is done, the ceilings fixed and painted.  A new floor, painting outside (orange is now green), and a meeting / production area.

SO many people have donated SO much time, effort, work, material.  Once we're done, we'll name everyone!

 
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