An opening celebration to mark the new space being occupied jointly by the Columbia Pike Partnership and Black Heritage Museum of Arlington will be held on Friday, Sept. 16 from 4 to 6 p.m. at 3045B Columbia Pike.
The two organizations shared space in another Columbia Pike location until redevelopment forced a search for a new home. The new space also serves as home to the Ethiopian Community Development Council, or ECDC.
“We are very thankful for our incredible partners, board of directors, community and volunteers, and we are especially thankful to ECDC and Dr. Tsehaye Teferra for all their support to make this move possible. We are pleased to be able to open our doors back to the community, and we invite everyone to visit us,” said Kim Klingler, executive director of the Columbia Pike Partnership (formerly Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization).
The Columbia Pike Partnership facilities will be open to the public on Fridays from 1 to 4 p.m., while the Black Heritage Museum of Arlington doors will be open every Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 2 to 5 p.m., and by appointment.
“We are so thankful to so many of you, who have been with us every step of the way so that this day would finally come again for us to display information and be a voice to many unsung Arlington heroes who have certainly had a hand in making Arlington the great community it is today,” said Dr. Scott Taylor, president of the museum.
For information on the Columbia Pike Partnership and for the opening reception, see the Website at https://columbiapike.org. For information on the Black Heritage Museum of Arlington, see the Website at https://arlingtonblackheritage.org.