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Arts & Museums
The Southwest Virginia Museum is located in a house first built in 1895. Once a private residence, it is now dedicated to telling the rich history of the region. Artifacts from throughout time tell of the "boom and bust era" and the pioneer era, as well as the lives of those who settled there at the time.
Since several decades, Benham has served as a thriving coal mining center. So much so that this flourishing industry has had a remarkable impact on the lifestyle of the people residing here. The Kentucky Coal Museum is a grandiose treasure cove that features an extensive collection of artifacts that take you to a tour of the bygone times. These exhibits attempt to show how the coal miners staked their lives underground to make a living, oblivious to the fact that they were contributing heavily towards the industrial revolution of the 20th Century. Call ahead or visit the website for more information.
An affiliate of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, this arts center houses several galleries with changing exhibits including multi-cultural traveling exhibits and artwork of internationally recognized contemporary artists. The center also includes studios and a museum store and holds classes, workshops, and lectures.
Situated inside an 1890's freight station, this depot allows visitors to see artists' studios and watch painters, potters, weavers, and more in action. Changing exhibits are featured in two galleries and classes and performing arts are also available on site.
This restored art deco theater hosts many community events, from band concerts to ballet. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
This museum features exhibits and displays which trace the musical heritage of the Southern Appalachians. They also have a collection of exhibits documenting the 1927 Victor Recording Sessions which took place in Bristol. These were the first recordings of early country superstars and has been called the "Big Bang" of country music. They host live entertainment every Thursday on its "Pickin' Porch," and admission is free.
The Netherland Inn and Complex functioned as a boat yard for salt distribution in 1808. Later, the three-story building with an inn and a tavern became the Netherland Inn, serving travelers before being bought by the Netherland Inn Association, who turned it into a historic house museum. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1969. A visit to the museum makes for an interesting experience, with guides in period dresses.
One of the largest galleries in the Southeast features lamps, jewelry, pottery, and unique custom framing.
The DKA Gallery is a non-profit contemporary fine art gallery created in partnership with the Madison Art Center in Nashville. All art is available for purchase. Exhibits change every 4-6 weeks with opening receptions every first Thursday from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
The Morgan-McClure Motorsports Race Team from the early years to the present is featured at this racing museum where visitors can see cars that roared into victory lane to win three Daytona 500s in the 1990s and also view wrecked editions from Talladega, Alabama, and Motegi, Japan. Other exhibits include a pictorial history of past drivers, past and present uniform displays, and a pit equipment display.
A collection of original art by regional artists.