What We Do
Community. Education. Preservation.
Our work at CI, Inc. is centered around grassroots community organizing, participatory education and inter-generational learning, and the historic preservation of the Edgar A. Long Building. We celebrate life, ancestors, tradition, art, music, food, and culture through programs, events, and Restorative Memorymaking.
We work diligently to
honor ancestors and cultural heritage,
intentionally center directly affected voices,
and build people power through grassroots community organizing and historic preservation.
Edgar A. Long Building
The historic Edgar A. Long Building represents the only 2% of African-American historic sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Help us save and restore this rare national treasure.
Christiansburg Institute Museum & Archives
Protecting CI's Material Culture
Preserving the expansive material culture and thousands of historic artifacts from Christiansburg Industrial Institute's impressive 100-year history
Reclaiming Ancestral Knowledge
Sharing the remarkable story and 100 year history of Christiansburg Institute in Southwest Virginia through celebrating our cultural heritage, inter-generational learning, and Restorative Memorymaking