Hugh B. Kennedy Honored for Service to the Moton Museum Board

On Monday, December 12, 2011, the Robert Russa Moton Museum honored Hugh B. Kennedy for his service on the museum’s Board of Directors from 2000 to 2011. During his tenure, he served both on Executive Committee and in the office of the Treasurer.

Director Lacy Ward presented Kennedy with a resolution thanking him for his work at the museum.

The event also served as a holiday social for the members of the Prince Edward County community. Approximately 80 guests were in attendance.

During the event, guests had the opportunity to gather in the museum’s newly renovated auditorium for conversation and light fare and shop in the museum’s newly renovated gift shop

Joy Untzinger speaking about the student art project during the reception.

The artwork on display in the auditorium was created by Prince Edward County elementary school students. The Moton Museum recognized Joy Utzinger and Carol Edmonson for leading the children in this initiative.

Moton would like to thank everyone who came to the event.

Patrice Carter, Programming Coordinator, sent her own personal thanks to the museum’s guests, stating, “The Moton Museum was very pleased to host a community holiday social and ecstatic at the amount of people who showed up to celebrate the season. Guests of all ages enjoyed great food, drinks, and holiday music in the laid back and warm atmosphere.”

The Robert Russa Moton Museum is a Civil Rights Museum housed in the former R. R. Moton High School. Moton is committed to the preservation and positive interpretation of the history of civil rights in education, specifically as it relates to Prince Edward County and the role its citizens played in America’s struggle to move from a segregated to an integrated society.