October 29th, Rainbow Tea and Hat Show Announcement

Posted on October 16th, 2016 by staff

To reach the Brock Commons Garage on the Longwood University Campus, you will turn off Main Street on to Redford Street across from McDonald’s restaurant. Travel about 2 blocks and you will arrive at the garage entrance.

The access code to the garage for October 29 is 3244 followed by #.  Please park in a space along the outer wall designated by visitor signs. Handicap parking is located immediately to the right after entering the facility. Guests may use the elevator or stairs located near the garage entrance to reach the Brock Commons Pedestrian Mall. Once on the mall, walk to the right.  Proceed to the water fountain at Beale Plaza. Turn right and go straight ahead to the Maugans Alumni Center. Guests may use the elevator located inside the Maugans Alumni Center to reach Blackwell Hall. **Or before entering Maugans, walk to the left to the white staircase that leads to Blackwell Hall.

Virginia Children’s Book Festival Panel at Moton

Posted on October 9th, 2016 by staff

Join us at the Moton Museum Friday, October 14th at 3:30pm for a panel with authors from the Virginia Children’s Book Festival!


Moton Museum will be closed October 8, 2016

Posted on October 5th, 2016 by staff

Moton VP Debate Schedule

Posted on September 23rd, 2016 by staff

Moton will be busy with events surrounding the Vice-Presidential Debate at Longwood University.  For a complete listing of what is happening with the Debate, visit debate.longwood.edu.

Here’s an overview of what is happening in and around Moton:

Friday, September 30:  Open 12 noon – 4 p.m. for self-guided tours of galleries only

As part of the 2016 Student Citizenship Summit sponsored by the Longwood University College of Education and Human Services, we will have 600 middle and high school students in the museum over the course of the day.

Saturday, October 1: Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Guided tours will be offered at 10 a.m., 12 noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Sunday, October 2: Open 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.  Guided tours offered at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

5 p.m.   Community Prayer Service, sponsored by the Farmville Ministerial Association

Monday, October 3: Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.  Guided tours will be offered at 10 a.m., 12 noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Tuesday, October 4, Debate Day: Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Guided tours will be offered at 10 a.m., 12 noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. No Prayer Breakfast this day.

10 a.m. Debut of Farmville Civil Rights Walking Tour

Meet by Tar Paper Shack building next to the Museum.

This will be approximately a two-mile walk down Main Street, up High Street, and down Griffin Blvd back to the Museum.  Wear shoes and clothing appropriate for the walk and weather.  Bring your smartphone, if you have one.

This tour is a joint collaboration between the Moton Museum, Downtown Farmville Partnership, and Longwood University.  The tour is made possible through the support and cooperation of the Town of Farmville.  Project made possible with funding from the Virginia Foundation for Humanities.

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. First Amendment Field located behind the Museum

Longwood University invites members of the public to express their views. Participants will sign up for 10-minute speaking slots on the stage on First Amendment Field.  To register, go to http://debate.longwood.edu/visitor/first-amendment-field.php


Civil Rights Film Series

Posted on September 5th, 2016 by staff

Join us for our September Civil Rights Film Series. The Moton Museum will show three nationally-acclaimed documentaries about key moments in the modern civil rights movement: the 1961 Freedom Rides showing September 7th @6pm, the Mississippi Freedom Summer Project of 1964 showing September 14th @ 6pm, and the Loving v. Virginia decision of 1967 showing September 21st @ 6pm. Public discussion will follow each of the films.

All films will be show in the Moton Auditorium. This event is free and open to the entire community. This film series is part of the Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights series, generously sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.