BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — The Botetourt County Historical Museum is hosting back-to-back ribbon-cutting ceremonies on Monday in honor of its new location and the opening of AvenueBlack, a new boutique.
Officials from the Botetourt County Chamber of Commerce say the event will begin at AvenueBlack at 3 p.m. before moving a block away to the museum’s new location at 5 p.m. on Monday, July 25.
AvenueBlack is located at 22 South Roanoke Street in Fincastle, and the Botetourt County Historical Museum’s new location is at 26 East Main Street also in Fincastle.
The boutique carries clothing, decor, and accessories in a newly renovated historical Fincastle building.
“There is a rich history to the Town of Fincastle, and I am honored to join a growing business community
where people from all over the region – and beyond – can shop and explore,” AvenueBlack owner Ranelle Simmons said.
Following the open house for the boutique, a ribbon-cutting ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. down the street for the Botetourt County Historical Museum. Commerce officials tell WFXR News that the museum has been closed for months while their new location was renovated, and artifacts were moved to the new location.
“Botetourt County Historical Museum is excited to finally reopen in our new location. It’s been a real time of transition for us, but we couldn’t be happier in our new space and look forward to welcoming visitors and researchers from all over once again,” Executive Director Lynsey Allie said.
County officials are inviting everyone to celebrate “mixing the new with the old” on Monday in celebration of Fincastle’s newest attractions.
“It’s not often we have an opportunity like this to blend a new retail business, with the reopening of a historical museum that has been in town since 1966. It sets a great example of opportunities that exist in the area that bring tourism to Botetourt and retail businesses, encouraging our communities and visitors to shop local,” Botetourt County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Khari Ryder said. “Bringing businesses and organizations together to strengthen the community is what we do here at the Chamber and we’re happy to be a part of this celebration right here in Fincastle.”