Museum Wraps Up Family Challenge With Recognitions & Community Event

Many families affected by the Moton Student Walkout on April 23, 1951, and the Prince Edward County Schools Closings in 1959 have rallied together to support the Robert Russa Moton Museum and its mission to tell their story. On September 4, 2010 at 4pm, the Museum will host the “Family Challenge” Event to thank everyone who participated and recognize their support.

The Saturday event is free and open to the public. All are welcome to celebrate the dedication of so many families. Everyone who participated in the “Family Challenge” Fund-raising event will receive certificates of thanks and be named on a plaque to be hung in the Museum. A family trophy and individual honor plaque will be presented to those who raised the most funds towards the campaign.

Refreshments and key note speech will follow with Rev. Dr. Maurice Finney, and special musical guests, Mrs. Beatrice Finney and Mr. Anthony Tucker. Dr. Finney is a retired educator, in and around the region, and the pastor of St. Andrews and Aspen Hill Baptist Churches. Dr. Finney and wife Beatrice Finney are pictured above with Family Challenge Committee Chairperson, Joy Cabarrus Speakes.

This event is made possible, in part, by the Bob McDonnell Inaugural Committee, Inc., the Cabell Foundation, and the Mary Morton Parsons Foundation.

Contributions to support the Museum can still be made by contacting the museum office, or making a donation online. (click here)

Event Details:

Location: Robert Russa Moton Museum, 900 Griffin Blvd, Farmville, A 23901 (Map it)
Phone: 434-315-8775

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