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Our exhibits are reflections of time providing vital historical perspectives of African American history in the mountain state. The museum exhibits takes you thru a timeline originating from the Kingdoms of Africa to the Appalachian coal country of West Virginia.
Visitors to the museum learn about events, significant accomplishments, and contributions made by black people from West Virginia to the United States of America and the world at large. The Center is committed to enhance the quality of life in the communities we serve by sponsoring educational endeavors to open avenues for international understanding and promote community events to celebrate cultural diversity.
Join Heritage Towers Museum In The Campaign to Pardon John Brown. John Brown was a man of action, who would not be deterred from his mission of abolishing slavery in America. He gave his life for this cause.Campaign to Pardon John Brown
Experience & appreciate our artist spotlight, where local artists and creative minds are featured. Our cultural heritage towers immensely and manifest in the beauty and diversity of our society, with pride, dignity and honor to our ancestors come visit our artist spotlight, where local artists showcase their work.Art & Culture
A travel package for you with group guided tour of the museum. The museum promotes step-on the bus tours for sight-seeing of local attractions in the area. Make the journey a destination for West Virginia.Museum Tour & Travel
Black Coal Miners
African Americans have been mining coal and fighting bosses for over 200 years. Slaves were working in coal mines around Richmond, Va. as early as 1760. During the Civil War, a thousand slaves dug coal for 22 companies in the “Richmond Basin.”
The Civil Rights Movement or 1960s Civil Rights Movement (also referred to as the African-American Civil Rights Movement although the term “African American” was not widely used in the 1950s and 1960s) encompasses social movements in the United States whose goals were to end racial segregation and discrimination against African Americans and to secure legal recognition and federal protection of the citizenship rights enumerated in the Constitution and federal law.
What our visitors saying about their experience
My kids want to visit every museum now ! Tour guide Charles Minimah was funny, engaging, and full of fun quirky facts about the Heritage Museum.Hannah Hunter
Cannot say enough about the Heritage Museum experience: fun, informative, never dull, fast paced and just give an amazing perspective that we don’t experience often.Ruth Lawson
Loved the small tour size (5 people) ! This was one of the main reasons I chose a Heritage Museum Tour.Teresa Barrett