Virginia Tourism Corporation awards local tourism marketing grants
The City of Danville’s Office of Economic Development & Tourism and the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History have received grants from the Virginia Tourism Corporation for tourism marketing.
I am so thankful that a local news station reported on the exhibit honoring Camilla Williams at the Danville History and Fine Arts Museum in Danville recently.
Camilla Ella Williams (October 18, 1919 – January 29, 2012) was an American operatic soprano who performed nationally and internationally. After studying with renowned teachers in New York City, she was the first African American to receive a regular contract with a major American opera company, the New York City Opera. She had earlier won honors in vocal competitions and the Marian Anderson Fellowship in 1943-44.
The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History is honoring a famous Danville icon.
The Camilla Williams exhibit opened on Sunday to remember the life of the famous singer.
Williams, a Danville native, was the first African-American woman to appear and receive a contract from the New York City Opera with "Madame Butterfly."