Jazz Concert at the Moton Museum

Posted on February 14th, 2017 by staff

Robert Russa Moton Museum and Longwood University Music Department presents

Moton Jazz Club

Friday, February 24th at Robert Russa Moton Museum
900 Griffin Boulevard

Doors open at 6:30, and concert begins at 7:30
A cash bar will be available.
The concert is free and open to the public

The Southside Jazz Quintet (SSJQ) has offered the best in mainstream jazz to audiences in Central Virginia since 1994.  The group has performed at numerous local venues, and appears regularly at a number of annual events, including the Heart of Virginia Festival in Farmville and the Spring Open House at the MacCallum More Museum & Gardens in Chase City.  Members of the quintet are Charles Kinzer, saxophone; Rick Neller, trumpet; Stan Smith, piano; Pat Lawrence, bass; and Gordon Smith, drums. The band’s style reflects the entire gamut of jazz, from the dance hits of the swing era to the energized jazz-funk fusion of recent years.  For the upcoming event at the Moton Museum the SSJQ will be joined by two special guests: Greg Robey, trombone, and Joel Worford, guitar.

Offered in observance of Black History Month, the evening of live jazz will include a special performance of song and poetry by Dr. Lisa Edwards-Burrs, who will be accompanied on piano by Ms. Teri Kidd.

The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Cash bar will be available. The concert is sponsored by the Moton Museum and the Longwood University Department of Music. The Moton Museum is located at 900 Griffin Blvd, Farmville, Virginia 23901. Free parking is available behind the museum.

Loving Feature Film Screening

Posted on February 8th, 2017 by staff

Robert Russa Moton Museum and Longwood Center for the Visual Arts present


Tuesday, February 14th at Robert Russa Moton Museum
900 Griffin Boulevard

Doors open at 6:00
The film is free and open to the public

  Disability Access: (434)-395-2391 (v) or 711 (trs)

This program is made possible in part through the very generous support of the Walter J. Payne Foundation, the TR June H. Guthrie Trust, and the Rock Foundation.

Anne Holton to Keynote at 6th annual Moton Community Banquet

Posted on January 20th, 2017 by staff

Anne Holton, former Commonwealth secretary of education, will keynote Moton Community Banquet on March 4, 2017

Farmville, VA—Anne Holton, former secretary of education for the Commonwealth of Virginia, will deliver the keynote address at the sixth annual Moton Museum Community Banquet at 6:00pm on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at the Longwood University Health and Fitness Center.

Holton served as secretary of education from 2014-16, when she resigned to join her husband, U.S. Senator and former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine, on his vice-presidential campaign. Holton and Kaine visited the Moton Museum on October 4, 2016, the day the vice-presidential debate was held at Longwood University.

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Sixth Annual Moton Community Banquet

Posted on January 1st, 2017 by staff




The sixth annual Moton Community Banquet takes place Saturday, March 4, 2017, from 6:00-8:30PM at the Longwood University Health & Fitness Center in Farmville, Virginia.

To become a sponsor, purchase a ticket or table, or advertise, simply download and return our banquet order form (pdf); visit the Moton Store, Monday-Saturday, noon-4:00PM; or call us at 434-315-8775 ext 6. Individual tickets may also be purchased online here.

The deadline is February 8th 2017.

Family Challenge Scholarship

Posted on January 1st, 2017 by staff


Moton Family Challenge Scholarship Application Information

The Moton Family Challenge seeks to award two $2500 merit-based, renewable scholarships to college-bound high school seniors who are direct lineal descendants of students affected by the public school closings in Prince Edward County, Virginia, between 1959 and 1964. Applicants need not currently reside in Prince Edward County to be eligible for the scholarship. Click here for more information. 

Deadline for applications: March 15, 2017