PULASKI, Va. (WFXR) – Organizers are rallying to restore a historic Pulaski Town landmark into a place that will serve the community in several ways.

The Calfee Community & Cultural Center will sit on the grounds of a school founded in the late 1800s to educate African-Americans in a variety of trades. While the Calfee Training School was a product of past segregation, organizers plan on using the site to serve present needs to create a stronger future.

Mickey Hickman and Collete Hash, president and co-vice president of the Calfee Community & Cultural Center’s board of directors joined WFXR News at Noon to talk more about the history and hopes for the landmark- as well as an upcoming benefit Gala, to raise more funds.

The new center will have an early childhood center, outdoor play spaces, a digital learning lab, event center and an African American Heritage Center.

Click here to learn more about A Timeless Affair: A Benefit Gala.