Field Trips

At Moton, we believe in the power of place. Have your students stand in the auditorium or give a speech from the stage where Moton students went on strike in 1951. We offer:

  • museum tours
  • first-person conversations with individuals involved in this history
  • project-based learning activities geared to the Virginia SOLs
  • lunchtime in the auditorium or outside the museum, if weather permits. 
  • hosting for trips as short as an hour, and longer if you would like to spend most of a school day in Farmville. The ideal field trip lasts approximately 90-120 minutes and consists of: 
    • a 15-minute introductory film shown in the auditorium
    • a student strike activity
    • guided museum tour

The exhibition can accommodate up to 25 students at a time. For larger groups, we have students break into smaller groups to do the student strike activity, talk with a member of the Strike generation, and tour the exhibition.

We partner with Longwood University and the Longwood Center for Visual Arts to provide many different programming opportunities. 

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Ways to Give to Moton

Any gift has the ability to make an impact that far exceeds its size. Together we can work to share the Moton Story and ensure that countless individuals know how Prince Edward County became the birthplace of the student-led civil rights movement.

2019 gifts helped us engage with more than 12,000 individuals via our onsite and offsite programming. Help us continue this important work with your gift. All donations are tax deductible.

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