Together We Rise
An original community presentation and performance starring Brookland Park residents and students from John Marshall and Community High! Take a journey back in time with us to the days, months and years leading up to September 6th, 1960 when Carol Swann and Gloria Meade climbed the steps of Chandler Junior High (now Community High) and […]
Floyd County WWII Era Film Screening
Catch the final WWII-era film presentation and speaker, Sunday, May 13, 2 PM, at the Christiansburg Library: “From the Front Porch to the Front Lines: Rural Virginia on a Threshold of Change,” short films from Roots With Wings, a student oral history project at Floyd County High School. The film series is part of a […]
Building a Community: The Cape Charles Elementary Rosenwald School
The Cape Charles Museum and Welcome Center has a new exhibition opening May 12th. “Building a Community: The Cape Charles Elementary (Rosenwald) School” tells the story of African American education across the rural south during the period of legal segregation, through the local lens of the Cape Charles Elementary School. The exhibition is on view […]
Exhibit: Answering America’s Call – Newport News in WWI
Answering America’s Call: Newport News in World War I looks at the stories of the individuals who served in Newport News, passed through the port, or lived on the Peninsula, and how Newport News answered America’s call to arms.
Volunteers at Early House
Honoring Sacred Ground
Over the past year, volunteers have recorded numerous African-American burial sites across Louisa County, many marked only with field stones. We invite you to join us as we remember and honor the lives and burial sites we have mapped and those whose resting places may never be known. Dr. Lauranett Lee, Virginia Humanities Board Member […]
Dyvonne King (left) and Jahonna Scott (right) recording an original song about the Unsung Heroes of Historic Brookland Park.
Using a process known as “Transformative Language Arts” local youth gather oral histories and bring them to life using creative writing, storytelling, songwriting, and dramatic performance.
Frances Latimer in the archives at the Northampton County Courthouse, where she did much of her research.
Announcing Latimer Fund for Grants Exploring African American Life in Virginia
George A. and Frances Bibbins Latimer Fund will support grants exploring African American life and achievement in Virginia
Floyd County WWII Era Film Premiere
All-day film premiere of student films from the Floyd County High School oral history project, Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. “From the Front Porch to the Front Lines,” a DVD set produced by the Floyd Story Center at the Old Church Gallery, Ltd., features stories of Floyd County residents who came of […]
"The Hail-Storm: John Dabney in Virginia"
The Hail-Storm: John Dabney in Virginia
Join us on Wednesday, February 28 from 6:00 – 8:00pm for a special screening of a new documentary on a Richmond culinary legend: “The Hail-Storm: John Dabney in Virginia.” A capstone to Black History Month, this event will celebrate the long tradition of African American culinary excellence and entrepreneurship in Richmond and beyond. In addition […]