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Official State Center for Blue Ridge Folklore. Gallery exhibits highlight folk music, crafts, customs and material culture of the Blue Ridge region and Virginia as a whole. BRI Classroom - 30` x 36` x9` (1,080 square feet) accommodates 40 people.
The Blue Ridge Institute and Museum is located on the west side of the Ferrum College campus, 10 miles from Route 220 on Route 40. In travel time Ferrum is about 45 minutes from both Roanoke and Martinsville, Virginia. From the town of Rocky Mount drive west on Route 40 past the Ferrum College chapel. Continue one tenth of a mile further to the Blue Ridge Institute & Museum Building, a brick building with a plow weather vane. All farm museum tours start at the Blue Ridge Institute & Museum Building. There is ample parking for buses and RVs.