Events

Moton Holiday Open House: Hanging with Santa

Moton Museum 900 Griffin Blvd, Farmville, VA, United States

We are excited to spend the Holiday season with you again! Come join us as we welcome Santa to Farmville! There will be free pictures, fun, pre-packaged treats, and more!   ** COVID-19 guideline: Masks will be required for all adults and youth that enter the building! We welcome you to watch Santa at Moton!

When the Schools Shut Down – Book Talk and Signing

Moton Museum 900 Griffin Blvd, Farmville, VA, United States

Author Yolanda Gladden Children's Book Discussion Saturday February 19th at 12:00pm Free and open to the public An awe-inspiring autobiographical picture book about a young African American girl who lived during the shutdown of public schools in Farmville, Virginia, following the landmark civil rights case Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka. Most people think that

Moton Museum & Town of Farmville – Joint Community Meeting

Moton Museum 900 Griffin Blvd, Farmville, VA, United States

Community Meeting & Conversation  On September 8th, 2022 at the Moton Museum at 6:00pm the Moton Museum and Town of Farmville will host a community meeting and conversation. The meeting will be to discuss efforts related to World Heritage nomination for the Moton Museum and the creation of a Moton Gateway Overlay District in the

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Barbara Johns Day & Moton LIVE Day of Giving Celebration

Moton Museum 900 Griffin Blvd, Farmville, VA, United States

Join us for our Barbara Johns Day & Moton LIVE Day of Giving Celebration! We will begin with a lecture by Dr. Mike Utzinger focusing on the 65th anniversary of the closing of schools in Warren County, Norfolk, and Charlottesville at 11:00am. From 12:00p -4:00p we will have an open house with lunch, a screen

Longwood Authors Series Featuring Jacinda Townsend

Moton Museum 900 Griffin Blvd, Farmville, VA, United States

The Robert Russa Moton Museum is proud to host an evening with Jacinda Townsend as part of the Longwood Authors Series, an annual literary celebration that brings guest authors to share their work and connect with our community. This year, we are excited to have Townsend, the acclaimed author of Mother Country, winner of the

From Resistance to Resilience: Black Virginia’s Path to Freedom (Day 2)

Moton Museum 900 Griffin Blvd, Farmville, VA, United States

Join us for a unique collaboration between the Robert Russa Moton Museum and Patrick Henry's Red Hill in a compelling two-day event that connects the histories of our two sites by providing, in chronological order, Black Virginia’s path towards freedom. This event dives deep into the journey from the Early Republic to the Civil Rights

“KNOCKING DOWN WALLS”: A Documentary Screening at Moton Museum

Moton Museum 900 Griffin Blvd, Farmville, VA, United States

Embark on a historical journey with the Robert Russa Moton Museum on April 22nd, 2024, at 7:00 PM, as we host a special screening of "Knocking Down Walls: The Deliberate Speed of Harrisonburg’s Federal Court." This documentary, crafted by Spotswood High School students, illuminates the struggles and triumphs of Virginia’s school desegregation, featuring first-hand narratives

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