Moton School Travel Reimbursement Fund

Posted on August 17th, 2018 by staff

The Moton Museum is committed to ensuring that school children have the opportunity to visit the Museum as an important part of their educational experience. The Moton Story will take prominence statewide in a new way beginning with the 2018-2019 academic year. The Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) for history and social sciences were revised in 2015, and the 2018-19 academic year will be the first year of implementation at the statewide level.

In June 2018 the Lynchburg Contributions Council of the Wells Fargo Foundation has awarded a $5,000 grant to the Moton Museum to support bus transportation to the museum from area schools. This was provided in order to open up opportunities for children in surrounding school districts in Virginia to visit the museum who might not be able to do so otherwise.

The Moton Museum will use these funds to help Title 1 schools alleviate transportation costs to the museum. As defined by the Virginia Department of Education: Title 1 schools are schools that receive extra funds and instructional support because they have a significant population of low income students with their divisions (40% of their students or more). There were 762 schools considered Title 1 schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia for the 2017-2018 academic year. For more information click here.

To apply for transportation reimbursement  Click Here! 

Moton Community Prayer Breakfast

Posted on August 16th, 2018 by staff

Prayer Breakfast is back in September 2018. Here is our 2018-2019 schedule. All begin at 7:30am at the Moton Museum and are free to the public.

2018-2019 Prayer Breakfast Schedule:

September 4, 2018
October 2, 2018
November 6, 2018
December 4, 2018
January 8, 2019
February 5, 2019
March 5, 2019
April 2, 2019
May 7, 2019
June – August Prayer Breakfast NOT held.

Moton Family Challenge Scholarship Awarded

Posted on June 26th, 2018 by staff



The Moton Museum is happy to announce that two high school college-bound seniors with direct lineage to students affected by the school closings in Prince Edward County have been awarded this years Moton Family Challenge Scholarship. Congratulations to Timothy Matthew Eppes II and Andrea Lynne Parrish.

Timothy will attend George Mason University and Andrea will attend The University of Virginia this fall. Congratulations to these talented young scholars. We look forward to all that they will accomplish over the next four year. Thank you to those that coninue to support our scholarship efforts.

Farmville Herald: Scholarships Awarded 

2nd Annual Car, Bike, and Truck Show

Posted on June 26th, 2018 by staff

July 7, 2018 | 10 am – 3 pm 
Firemen’s Sports Arena 

There will be fun for the entire family! All entries are eligible for trophies! There will be a Yard Sale! Proceeds benefit the Moton Museum!

Registration: 8 am – 10 am
Entry Fee: $15 until June 29th | $20 after June 29th
Spectators: $5
Fill out the Online Registration Form!! 

To register or for more information please contact Sherre Atkins at 434.315.8775 (ext. 6). If you wish to be a vendor or yard sale participant contact Glento Allen at 434.315.4502. $10 entry fee.

An Evening with the Hon. Henry L. Marsh, III

Posted on June 20th, 2018 by staff

The Moton Museum in partnership with the Marsh Memoirs Committee presents a historic occasion: An Evening with the Henry Marsh: Book Signing Event. Senator Henry shares how Oliver Hill and Spottswood Robinson influenced his political aspirations. His career under the tutelage of Hill was dedicated to fighting against racial injustice both as a lawyer and then as a politician.

Senator Marsh connections to Prince Edward County are deep. As a young attorney in 1964, Marsh helped to argue and win Griffin v. Prince Edward, the U.S. Supreme Court case that reopened Prince Edward County’s schools and saved public education for the nation.

This event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase before and during the event at the Moton Museum Store.


An Evening with the Hon. Henry L. Marsh, III
June 21st | 5:30 p.m.
Moton Auditorium
In partnership with the Marsh Memoirs Committee