Moton Museum selected for National African American Museums Cohort

Posted on September 12th, 2018 by staff

The Robert Russa Moton Museum is one of seven museums selected to participate in the inaugural initiative connecting African American museums across the country, offering guidance around increased institutional capacity in the areas of management, mission and governance. This program is a joint initiative of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) and the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH). The Robert Russa Moton Museum participated in a competitive process and was recently notified it has been chosen to take part in the group.

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Moton Family Challenge Fashion Show

Posted on September 3rd, 2018 by staff

Trails & Trailblazers: An Evening with Author Shirley Robertson Lee

Posted on September 2nd, 2018 by staff


Following the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, this book provides a story of how Lunenburg County, a rural school district, in Southside Virginia transitioned – in the span of one hundred years – from segregated to an integrated, unified system. Books will be available for purchase at this event.

September 20th, 5:30pm

Rev. L. Francis Griffin Day Service

Posted on September 1st, 2018 by staff

On Sunday, September 16th, the Robert Russa Moton Museum in partnership with First Baptist Church, is honored to host a service in honor of Rev. L. Francis Griffin’s 101st birthday. Reverend Griffin’s youngest son, Reverend Eric Griffin pastor of Saint Stephen United Church of Christ in Greensboro, NC will deliver the morning’s message.

Rev. L. Francis Griffin Day will be hosted at First Baptist Church, located at 100 S Main Street in Farmville, Virginia. The service will start at 11am on Sunday, September 16th and be followed by Repass in the Church Fellowship Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

Labor Day 2018

Posted on August 29th, 2018 by staff

The Moton Museum will be open Monday September 3rd from 12:00pm until 4:00pm. See you then!