LYNCHBURG, Va. -

It was a celebration of history and heritage in Lynchburg Saturday.

People gathered in the small building that was once known as Jacksontown Elementary.

Some of the guests even went to school here.

It's a site of great history.

The property was sold to free African-American in 1826.

It was nearly 100-years later, during the time of segregation, the men of community banded together to build the children a school.

The school closed in 1958.

The building is now home to the Art Studio at the Jackson Heights Center.