The Moton Museum is available to rent for private, public and non-profit functions. Host your event at Virginia’s civil rights National Historic Landmark today.

Moton Auditorium

For more information on facility rentals, contact Sherre Atkins.

Moton Museum Facilities Available for Rental

Moton Museum Auditorium

Our historic, fully restored, multi-purpose auditorium can accommodate up to 200 theatre style, and 100 banquet style. Audio/visual setup can also be included with your choice of a speaker’s podium with microphone, presentation screen, and/or stage panel setup with up to four microphones.

The Moton Museum’s Tar Paper Shack

Moton Museum Tar Paper Shack
The Moton Tar Paper Shack has two rental spaces available. The Tar Paper Shack Conference Room is appropriate for small group meetings of up to 20 individuals. The Tar Paper Shack Pavilion is configurable with a maximum capacity of 40 individuals inside or up to 75 if using the pavilion as an indoor/outdoor space.

Tar Paper Shack Conference Room

Moton Tar Paper Shack Meeting Room

Maximum Capacity: 20

Tar Paper Shack Pavilion Area (interior space that converts to exterior)

moton tar paper shack pavilion

Maximum Capacity Interior: 40

Maximum Capacity Exterior: 50-75

Configuration Options

Choose from among four setup options:

Cost of Facility Rental

The following prices are at a flat rate and include the use of the Main Building and Tarpaper Shack which includes both the Meeting Room and Pavilion Area. Please note that if a renter prefers to utilize the Tarpaper Shack Building alone, a separate rate (listed below) applies.

On Saturday’s only, if the renter wishes to utilize the facility beyond the specified hours, (which are priced at a flat rate) an hourly rate of $50.00 per hour for Non-Profits and $25.00 per hour for All other Renters, will apply for each additional hour used.

  1. $225.00 for: Non-profit organizations, (includes churches, public schools, public charities, public clinics and hospitals, political organizations, legal aid societies, volunteer service organizations, labor unions, professional associations, research institutions, museums, and some governmental agencies). This also applies to current Moton Museum Volunteers, Council Members, and Trustee Members.
  2. $300.00 for: All other Renters
  3. $150.00 -Tarpaper Shack only for: Non-profit organizations, (includes churches, public schools, public charities, public clinics and hospitals, political organizations, legal aid societies, volunteer service organizations, labor unions, professional associations, research institutions, museums, and some governmental agencies). This also applies to Moton Museum Volunteers, Council Members, and Trustee Members.
  4. $100.00 -Tarpaper Shack Building only (meeting room and pavilion) for: All other Renters

Events will be scheduled contingent upon availability and staffing. All reservation request remain tentative until you receive a confirmation from Guest Services. Museum rentals will not be scheduled prior to 4 p.m. during the weekday, so that our space remains available for museum sponsored programs and group visits.

The museum will be available to the public for rental, Monday-Friday 4 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. On the weekend (Saturday only) all events are to end by 10:30 p.m. The hours mentioned include set-up and breakdown for the event

NOTE: We will reserve available space and resources as requested on the scheduling form. Please be sure to indicate all of your event needs.

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