Seen & Heard: Local Black History


During the month of February, stop by the Ruby B. Archie Public Library to:

  • Engage with displays and resources honoring Black History Month
  • Discover some of Danville's most important people and places through special exhibits
  • Attend educational Black History Month programs


The mission of Seen & Heard is to honor Danville's local Black History, celebrate local Black heroes both past and present, and amplify current Black voices throughout our community.


Feb 10 - Real to Reel Film Series "Marshall"  10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Enjoy a movie viewing of popular documentaries and biopics with a discussion after the film. Share your thoughts on these influential moments and learn more about the history behind these powerful films. Ages 18 and up. Registration is required. Call (434) 799-5195.  Register here.

Feb 12-   March Through the Stacks  4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Join the march to learn about important historical figures in fun and engaging hands-on experiments and activities. All ages welcome. Registration is required.  Call (434) 799-5195. Register here.

Feb 17- "The Movement 1963" Documentary and Discussion  11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Join us to view and discuss this film about the local movement to end segregation. More information here or call (434) 799-5195.

Word-Search Puzzle

Complete this local word-search puzzle and turn it in at the library for your chance to win a prize. Prizes include Danville Historical Society puzzles and free passes to the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History! Winners will be contacted on Mondays and may enter the drawing once per week for a total of four chances to win!

Download Puzzle

Click HERE to see the 2024 Danville Transit System's bus wrap and learn about this year's honorees!


Danville Historical Society

Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History

Karice Luck-BrimmerProgram Associate of Community Initiatives, Virginia Humanities

Jonathan Parker, producer of "The Movement 1963" which is now available for streaming on Amazon Prime 


Contact Us

    Ruby B. Archie Public Library Director

    Ruby B. Archie Location

    Physical Address
    511 Patton Street
    Danville, VA 24541
    (434) 799-5195

    Monday through Thursday
    10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    10 a.m. to 2 p.m.