Rentals and Private Events at Alexandria Black History Museum
The Alexandria Black History Museum is the perfect setting for patrons interested in an intimate, historic setting with ethnic flair. The museum complex is comprised of two sites – the Alexandria Black History Museum and the adjacent Watson Reading Room. The former 1940 Robert H. Robinson Library is now a gallery space that houses the museum’s permanent exhibition Securing the Blessing of Liberty, which examines early African American life in Alexandria. The Parker-Gray Gallery, where receptions are held, has a continuing roster of rotating exhibitions.
Either of these sites may be rented by the public for special events. Inquiries about renting any of Center’s facilities should be addressed to:
Alexandria Black History Museum
902 Wythe Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Renting the Museum
The first floor of the Alexandria Black History Museum may be rented for receptions, meetings and programs. Maximum capacity for any event held in the museum is 120 persons. The Robert Robinson Gallery, the Parker-Gray Gallery and the lobby area comprise the rental space. A kitchen and rest rooms are located on the same floor. All space is handicapped accessible.
Renting the Watson Reading Room
The Watson Reading Room is available for small lectures and meetings. The maximum seating capacity for this room is 40 persons. The Watson Reading Room is handicapped accessible.
Security deposit of one half of entire fee required for all rental events.
The rental fee includes tables and chairs. Linens should be provided by the caterer.
|Event Types||Civic/Non-Profit & General Public|
|Meetings, Lectures, Workshops, seminars
(Watson Reading room)
|Meetings, Lectures, Workshops, Seminars
|Reception, Party, Special Events
|In line with other City facilities, there is a non-refundable $50 fee for events serving alcoholic beverages.
Appropriate ABC permits are required for serving alcoholic beverages; visit VABC for more information.