We want you to contribute to our museum and become a part of its historical prominence, and this is why we offer several ways to let you engage with us to help maintain and develop the museum. Whether you are a student, a history buff, or simply an involved citizen who cares about the local history of Fayette Street, we have a way for you to engage with us. Become a member today!
Our gift shop contains a variety of items that are relevant to the local and nation-wide African American experience, and proceeds go directly to support the continued operation of our historical museum.Online Gift Shop
The FAHI Museum and Cultural Center
In 2011, the Fayette Street building which formerly housed Imperial Savings and Loan, was purchased by the Fayette Area Historical Initiative. Our group has renovated the building for our African American Museum and Cultural Center.
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What our visitors saying about their experience
Making our rounds through the city today, we received a tour of the FAHI Museum from one of my favorites, Mrs. Joyce Staples, she is just amazing. Stop by and take a peep at the new exhibits and our rich history.Hasan Davis
We enjoyed the exhibit at FAHI for the Martinsville 7. We learned so much and it was nice seeing family who shared a lot about this.Charisse Hairston
Martinsville folks, make time to visit this well preserved display of significant history.