Oct
18
6:00 pm18:00

Night at the Museum Lantern Tours

Come join us on October 18 for a fun and educational event that is appropriate for the entire family!

Advance registration is required. Call 434-369-1076 to register.

Aug
19
5:30 pm17:30

TGIF

An Altavista Chamber of Commerce event. Please see their Facebook page for more details.

Keith Lee Dances Summer Arts Showcase
Aug
5
7:30 pm19:30

Keith Lee Dances Summer Arts Showcase

Come join us at Avoca for a celebration of humanity! This Summer Arts Showcase provided by Keith Lee Dances will feature selections celebrating African-American poet Anne Spencer of Lynchburg. Spencer was a Harlem Renaissance literary contributor whose verse will be featured in an interpretive short film, "Anne Spencer Revisited". Also, the event will feature poetry recitations and interpretive dances by celebrated artists Karen Nicely, Michael Webb, Steffi Wells, and Caleb Lindervolson.

* Intermission features light refreshments.

** In the event of inclement weather, the performance will be held inside the Victorian mansion. Seating will be limited.

Jul
22
5:30 pm17:30

TGIF

An Altavista Chamber of Commerce event. Please see their Facebook page for more details.

Jun
24
12:00 pm12:00

TGIF

An Altavista Chamber of Commerce event. Please see their Facebook page for more details.

May
27
5:30 pm17:30

TGIF

An Altavista Chamber of Commerce event. Please see their Facebook page for more details.

May
5
9:30 am09:30

Jane Andrews Student Event Day

Avoca Museum’s Jane Andrews Student Event Day Presents: “The Last Full Measure: The Civil War in Southside Virginia” May 5, 2016
(9:45 AM – 1:15 PM)
See American History come to life as your 4th and 5th graders come face-to-face with living history interpreters and demonstrators. Our programs all have special emphasis on the role played by central Virginia in the Civil War and with relevance to Virginia Standards of Learning.
In this single-day program, students will learn about the Civil War experiences of civilians, soldiers, and slaves through programs featuring:
- 19th century games and diversions
- Demonstrations by soldier re-enactors and artisans
- Dramatic presentations by living history actors
The cost is only $5 per student. Teachers and other chaperones attend free. Have students pack a lunch and enjoy your lunch here on the grounds of beautiful Avoca Museum. For more information and to register, please call Avoca Museum at (434) 369-1076 or e-mail : avocamuseums@embarqmail.com . We hope that you can join us for this fun and educational event.

Town Appreciation Day (followed by lecture on Gen. William Campbell)
Apr
2
11:00 am11:00

Town Appreciation Day (followed by lecture on Gen. William Campbell)

Join us for Avoca Museum's Opening Day! Avoca will be unveiling two major additions to its collection at this event that is free to Altavista residents. Stay for a 3 PM presentation by Avoca Museum Executive Director Michael Hudson on the topic of General William Campbell, the Revolutionary War soldier for whom our county is named. Refreshments provided.

Keith Lee Dances honors Black History
Feb
20
4:00 pm16:00

Keith Lee Dances honors Black History

Join us for the first public event of 2016. Keith Lee Dances, a performance troupe from Lynchburg, will be offering an interpretive dance performance in tribute to Black History. Join us for this unique and uplifting event! Admission is a suggested donation of $5 or more. Only 40 spots are available, so please register with Avoca Museum in advance at this e-mail address: avocaevents@embarqmail.com or call: 434-369-1076.

Dec
14
6:00 pm18:00

Members' Christmas Party

Photo by monkeybusinessimages/iStock / Getty Images
Photo by monkeybusinessimages/iStock / Getty Images

This members-only free event celebrates the festive season and the contributions of Avoca Museum's membership. Wine and hors d'oeuvres are provided.

Dec
13
1:00 pm13:00

Christmas Open House

Photo by -slav-/iStock / Getty Images
Photo by -slav-/iStock / Getty Images

Come join us at Avoca for our annual Christmas Open House. This event features holiday decorations and refreshments, musical entertainment, self-guided tours of the Victorian home and the annual silent auction with proceeds benefitting Avoca Museum’s educational programs. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children.

Sunday, December 13 (2-3) - Live piano music

Dec
12
11:00 am11:00

Christmas Open House

Photo by Max Oppenheim/Photodisc / Getty Images
Photo by Max Oppenheim/Photodisc / Getty Images

Come join us at Avoca for our annual Christmas Open House. This event features holiday decorations and refreshments, musical entertainment, self-guided tours of the Victorian home and the annual silent auction with proceeds benefitting Avoca Museum’s educational programs. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children.

Saturday, December 12 (1-2) - First Baptist Church of Altavista's Bell Choir

Dec
6
1:00 pm13:00

Christmas Open House

Photo by pyzata/iStock / Getty Images
Photo by pyzata/iStock / Getty Images

Come join us at Avoca for our annual Christmas Open House. This event features holiday decorations and refreshments, musical entertainment, self-guided tours of the Victorian home and the annual silent auction with proceeds benefitting Avoca Museum’s educational programs. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children.

Sunday, December 6 (1-5 PM) - Santa Claus will be visiting and available for pictures.

Sunday, December 6 (2-3) - Live piano music

Sunday, December 6 (1-5) - Colonial spinning demonstration

Dec
5
11:00 am11:00

Christmas Open House

Photo by AlexRaths/iStock / Getty Images
Photo by AlexRaths/iStock / Getty Images

Come join us at Avoca for our annual Christmas Open House. This event features holiday decorations and refreshments, musical entertainment, self-guided tours of the Victorian home and the annual silent auction with proceeds benefitting Avoca Museum’s educational programs. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children.

Saturday, December 5 (1-5 PM) - Santa Claus will be visiting and available for pictures.

Saturday, December 5 (11-12, 12:15-1:30) - Live piano music

Saturday, December 5 (11-3) - Colonial spinning demonstration