Halifax County Little Theatre, Inc. (HCLT) is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization founded in 1954. HCLT held its first production in 1955, and celebrated its 50th year in 2004-5. HCLT produces 3-4 shows a year, typically run over two weekends (5-6 performances each). The typical HCLT season covers a wide range of productions, including touching dramas and large-scale musical comedies. Members and audiences alike especially value the children’s theater productions, which are designed to create educational opportunities for young cast and crew.
HCLT is always happy to welcome new members. Come see an HCLT show, then talk to a member about auditioning for the next one!
Parsons-Bruce Art Association (PBAA) is a non-profit all volunteer organization whose more than 150 members believe that art is for everyone! Since its establishment in 1976, Parsons-Bruce has sponsored and supported visual art from eye-popping exhibits to hands-on classes and everything in between. PBAA's mission is to promote education in the creative arts and to enrich the cultural profile of our community.
Parsons-Bruce sponsors art classes in a variety of media for all ages, art exhibits, speakers, workshops, museum trips and student artist scholarships. PBAA also sponsors Kids Kollege, a summer program for local children ages 4-12 that offers diverse educational and enrichment classes. Many of the classes are held at The Prizery.
Parsons-Bruce Art Association partners with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and is a major fund-raiser for The Prizery.
The mission of the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center is advancing southern Virginia’s economic potential through education, innovation, and collaboration. The SVHEC provides educational access and workforce training, and is focused on re-tooling southern Virginia’s rural workforce for jobs in the new economy. Established in 1986, the SVHEC is an independent state agency located in two re-purposed tobacco warehouses in the heart of downtown South Boston, VA. For more information visit www.svhec.org, call 434-572-5440, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The society exists to interpret, collect, and make available evidence of the past, and to provide leadership on furthering knowledge and appreciation of the history of Halifax County, Virginia.
The Halifax County Historical Society's Executive Committee has approved the naming of a special window at the Prizery in memory W. Carroll Headspeath, local historian and author of the Crossing of the Dan.
This window is located on the second floor overlooking the Dan River near the crossing site and is surrounded by a permanent exhibit depicting the Crossing.