The Moton Museum reopened to the public on June 30th, following a period of being closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Moton Museum has implemented a series of health and safety guidelines to help protect visitors, volunteers, and staff during this time.
One of the procedures that the museum team has put in place is an Audio Tour. The Audio Tour designed and curated by the Education Team helps to orientate visitors with the permanent exhibit Moton School Story: Children of Courage. The Education Team curated separate audio tours for galleries 2-6. Gallery 1, the Auditorium, begins the visitor experience with the film Strike: A Call To Action. The Education Team plans to continue work to expand on the audio tours and add new elements over the next few months. The audio tour is accessible via QR codes located throughout the museum. Visitors can stop by the Moton Bookstore upon check-in to learn more about the audio tour and directions on access it. Visitors are encouraged to bring their headphones.
Additionally, the Moton Bookstore is beginning a new promotion where they have three monthly featured items. This month’s featured items are Resisting Brown: Race, Literacy, & Citizenship in the Heart of Virginia by Dr. Candace Epps-Robertson, a Moton Museum Mug, and our Moton Museum t-shirt. Educators and Veterans receive a 15% bookstore discount.