Moton Museum Prepares for Upcoming Permanent Exhibition with Digitization Possibilities

July 27, 2009

On July 22, Moton Museum staff and the Board president met with representatives from stakeholder groups in Prince Edward County to discuss a collaborative project to digitize written and photographic records relating to the history of education and desegregation in Prince Edward County.

The Greenwood Library at Longwood University convened and organized the meeting, and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities hosted the meeting at their conference facility in Charlottesville.  The group met with representatives from the Library of Virginia, Virginia State University, the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center, and the Virginia Center for Digital History, and listened to presentations about other digital humanities projects, such as the “Countryside Transformed” site at the Virginia Center for Digital History, the Encyclopedia Virginia, and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Library Alliance’s digital collections project.

Prince Edward County institutions and organizations represented at the meeting included the Martha E. Forrester Council for Women, the Prince Edward County School Board, and Farmville Baptist Church.  A follow-up meeting for other interested stakeholders is being planned for late August or early September in Farmville.

Photographed above:  Front, from L to R: Larissa Smith Fergeson, Scot French, Virginia Kinman, Russell Dove, Michael Cheuk,  Edwilda Allen Isaac, Catherine Stevens, Ben Capozzi
Middle: from L to R: Kathleen Jordan, Jennifer McDaid, Lucious Edwards, David Bearinger, Gwendolyn Brooks, Joy Cabarrus Speakes
Rear:  from L to R: Miles Barnes, Bob Hamlin, Lacy Ward