“We remember, we collect, we protect.”
The Old Church Gallery is Floyd County's Cultural Arts Museum. For forty-three years we have been preserving Floyd County’s rich artistic and historical heritage through exhibits, workshops, and a digital archive of images and recordings. Our oral history programs, organized under the Floyd Story Center, have recorded and transcribed interviews with 120 county residents and counting. Many of these were conducted by students from Floyd County High School and Radford University as we have worked to weave multiple generations together in gathering the stories that define our county and people.
The Gallery is making plans to reopen this summer but is postponing our next major exhibit, "There's THE BUFFALO!" until 2022 when we hope it will be safe for all to enjoy it. This exhibit will feature local artists' visions of Floyd County's highest point and most recognized natural feature expressed in a variety of media. The exhibit will also pull from oral history interviews with people whose lives were closely connected with Buffalo Mountain.
Just as trees are very much alive during dormant seasons, the deep-rooted Old Church Gallery continues growing as we work on ways to share our collected wealth virtually. In March we showcased Floyd County quilters with a "Quilt A Day" exhibit on Facebook.
Working from their homes, our volunteers and Radford University interns have continued the data checking, transcribing, and digital organizing of materials from past oral history interviews. As our new website is completed, we are excited about prospects for featuring this lore along with online exhibits from our permanent collections.
We depend upon donations to maintain the Gallery house, pay our operating costs, and keep our technology current. Among our pressing technology needs:
In-house networking equipment to implement data entry (cost to be determined)
Back-up storage drive ($250 for a B2 Blaze backup drive)
Desktop computer ($1500)
Because we are an entirely volunteer organization, every dollar contributed to Old Church Gallery helps pay the bills and move our programs forward.
Thank you for considering our needs.
We do look forward to welcoming visitors back to the Gallery house and invite you to follow us on Facebook and check out our efforts through https://oldchurchgallery.org and https://floydstorycenter.blogspot.com.
Old Church Gallery Ltd
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AddressPO BOX 41