300 South Pepper Street
Christiansburg, VA 24073
The 1852-era Manse houses historical artifacts and an enviable library of historical and genealogical texts. Changing exhibits of local artists are displayed in the second floor gallery while the permanent collection includes works by Lewis Miller and Walter Biggs. Visitors to the Manse will note the hewn oak support beams and the original brickwork, which were made on the property and fired in an earthen kiln, according to oral tradition.
Montgomery Museum-Lewis Miller Regional Art Center Today
The Montgomery Museum focuses on the history of southwestern Virginia, especially Montgomery County. It features historic and contemporary art, particularly that of primitive American folk artist Lewis Miller. The building itself was constructed prior to 1850 and used as a manse for the Presbyterian Church of Christiansburg.