UPDATE 1/15: Here’s today’s story on the History Museum’s move.
Here’s my report so far on the first museum to return to Center in the Square. Any thoughts? Feel free to share in the comments.
Today the History Museum of Western Virginia started moving its offices, gift shop merchandise and archives back into Center in the Square’s newly renovated building on Campbell Avenue, the first of the museums to do so.
The museum has resided for the last year and a half in a temporary location a block down the road at the old Shenandoah Hotel building, also owned by Center.
Three Virginia Varsity Transfer vans were parked outside the former hotel, with movers carting out about 400 boxes that were packed last week over a period of four days.
“We are doing this move back with pretty much a week’s notice,” said History Museum Manager Kim Clymer.
The museum expects to have its belongings back in its third floor space in Center by the end of the day. Then, Tuesday, the offices of the Historical Society of Western Virginia, which operates the history museum and the O. Winston Link Museum, will move into the first floor space in Center in the Square’s Church Avenue building that had been home to Arts Council of the Blue Ridge.