Since opening in its current location, in the renovated Wood-Weaver building on the Square in April 2018, the Hall has welcomed more than 1,300 visitors from 36 states and four countries, according to Committee Chairman Chuck Keith.

“It’s been exciting and very easy,” said Peyton Vallier, who moved from Texas eight months ago and attended the St. Clair County VPA. “It’s much easier than regular school and much more flexible. This school definitely kept me from being a dropout. I already have a job as an electrician.”