- The William M. Tuck Exhibit
- The Abbyville Collection
- The Military Exhibit
- The Country Store
- The Pioneer Medicine Exhibit
- The Map of Halifax County
- Halifax County’s Rail History
- A History of Tobacco in Halifax County
- The Rev. Penick Wagstaff Collection
Be sure to check out our new permanent exhibit
Halifax County’s Rail History
Currently on Exhibit
12 July 2017 – 12 August 2017
Tokyo native, Tomoko Usami Kress Gillespie, is both a skilled artist and violinist who is dedicated to her work. Her love of painting began in 1999 when she took a three-month long class for basic brush painting. Since her introduction to painting, Mrs. Gillespie has been mostly self-taught; although, she says the best teachers are visits to art museums and attending art book studies. She uses the funds from her art sales to help children who have suffered from natural disasters, earthquakes, tsunamis, and war.
Mrs. Gillespie hold a strong desire to facilitate cultural, musical, and arts exchange Programs between the U.S. and other Nations including her native Japan. After her music instructors expressed an interest in performing in Japan, Mrs. Gillespie arranged a highly successful tour of Japan where the group performed at several concerts. Following the success of this unique experience, Mrs. Gillespie founded Appalachian Dream Inc. in 2014 with the hope to continue to provide maintain this cultural exchange. Now, Tomoko Gillespie will display her works on canvas which include a wide variety of still-life subjects.