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October 2019

DHR to Present Programs That Support Historic Preservation and Recognition of Southside Va.’s History and Historic Resources

October 24 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Colonial Center for the Performing Arts, 220 South Mecklenburg Avenue
South Hill, VA United States
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Colonial Theater for the Performing Arts, South Hill. The event begins at 1 p.m., Thursday, October 24 at the Colonial Center for the Performing Arts, located at 220 South Mecklenburg Avenue in South Hill. Admission is free and open to the public. Welcoming remarks will be provided by Kim Callis, South Hill’s Town Manager and by Lauren Epps, manager of the Colonial Center for the Performing Arts. The afternoon’s agenda (links to a PDF of a promotional flyer) will include brief presentations…

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State Historical Highway Marker “John J. Wright School” To Be Dedicated in Spotsylvania County

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
John J. Wright Educational and Cultural Center Museum, 7565 Courthouse Road
Spotsylvania Courthouse, VA United States
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The "John J. Wright" historical marker to be dedicated highlights the 20th-century history of secondary public school education for African American students in Spotsylvania County and John J. Wright High School. Speakers during the ceremony will include John Hennessy, chief historian at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park; Dr. Scott Baker, Superintendent, Spotsylvania County Schools; Charles Conyers, a principal; Dr. Jennifer Loux, historian and manager of the marker program at DHR, among other participants including former students and faculty of…

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Updated October 10, 2019