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The William King Museum occupies a historic 1913 former school. It is a unique facility, the only one of its nature, and the only nationally accredited museum west of Roanoke.

Every year, the Museum features an average of 9 exhibitions that showcase art from the region and from the rest of the world. It offers programs that include lectures, workshops, artist talks, and other special events. The Museum houses two additional galleries, the Student Gallery, and the Panoramic. Up to 24 additional exhibits are featured in these galleries throughout the year. The Museum also boasts of an extensive arts education program for school and public audiences. The Museum also features artist studios, the Looking Glass Museum Store, and an outdoor sculpture garden.

The Museum offers three galleries that exist to achieve the goals and mission of the society. The Legard and United Company Gallery focuses on world art rotating exhibitions. Past exhibitions have featured Matisse and Picasso, Egyptian antiquities, Goya and Dali, and pre-Columbian artifacts, to name only a few. The United Company Regional Art Gallery comprises the 2nd gallery. It offers the best new contemporary regional artwork while the final gallery is the Price-Strongwell Gallery that centers on decorative and folk arts based on the findings of the Cultural Heritage Project.
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