Inside the R.R. Smith Center
The Staunton Augusta Art Center's state-of-the-art galleries, competitive exhibit selection process, and free access provide a welcoming setting for visitors to view and purchase excellent art year-round. Exhibits change every six weeks and include the eagerly anticipated Art for Gifts, a holiday shopping boutique mid-November through December. Art instruction is offered at various times throughout the year. The organization’s signature event, Art in the Park at Gypsy Hill every Memorial Day weekend, features juried fine art, fine craft, children's art activities, and live music.
The mission of the Augusta County Historical Society is to study, collect, preserve, publish, educate about, and promote the history of Augusta County and its communities including Staunton and Waynesboro. The society also strives to make the citizens of the Augusta County area aware of their heritage. The work of the society includes educational outreach, operating an archives and library for preservation and research use, supporting the creation of historic districts, documenting cemeteries, erecting historic highway markers, documenting local landmarks, creating historical exhibits, and publishing items of historical interest.
Historic Staunton Foundation is a non-profit organization promoting the preservation and revitalization of the rich architectural and historic resources in Staunton, Virginia. HSF works one-on-one with property owners, provides preservation workshops, conducts education programs and provides staff assistance to the City of Staunton. HSF also maintains a preservation resource room and the TJ Collins & Son Architectural Drawings Archives. Visit our web site for office contacts, learn about events, historic preservation in Staunton, and get great advice for your project.
Host Your Event in a Gallery!
The R.R. Smith Center is the perfect place for your meeting, conference, wedding reception or other special event. A former hotel, the beautifully renovated historic building is prominently located in the heart of historic downtown Staunton. Gallery spaces provide unique and interesting settings for receptions and parties. A catering kitchen is conveniently located on the premises, and a parking garage directly across the street is easily accessible to guests. Call Beth Hodge at 540-885-2028, or send an email, for an appointment to learn more.
If you love people and want to volunteer your time, the R. R. Smith Center is the place for you. For more information about volunteering, please call Beth Hodge at 540-885-2028 or send us an email.
Please support the R.R. Smith Center for History and Art. The R.R. Smith Center Foundation makes available needed financial resources to allow sustained operation of the Center as an excellent facility for History and Art. The Foundation is directly responsible for securing funding to support the building’s on-going maintenance and to retire the debt incurred during the building’s renovation.
20 South New Street
Staunton, Virginia 24401
The accessible New Street Garage is located directly across the street and includes a Visitors Center, elevator and bike racks. Enter from Johnson or New Street.
Exhibits, archives & workshops are maintained by the organizations within the R.R. Smith Center. Please see their websites at the top of this page for current news & schedules.
Monday-Friday 10 - 5
Saturday 10 - 4