RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Resources is making the largest ever private-sector donation to the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/12RPITB ) the $500,000 donation will be announced at a ceremony in Richmond on Friday.
The donation puts the museum above the $3 million mark in its goal of raising $13 million to restore and move into the Leigh Street Armory. The armory was built in 1895 as the state's only armory for an all-black militia. It's also the oldest surviving armory in the state.
The $13 million goal also includes money for maintenance and to create new exhibits.
Construction is expected to begin in 2015 and will take about 18 months.