In the current issue of Virginia Business Magazine, Robin Farmer writes about the unfolding vision of the Robert Russa Moton Museum.
Farmer spoke with Director Lacy Ward, Jr. and members of the Moton for America working group about the future of the museum and the process of planning and moving toward our goals. Miller writes:
Working with scholars, instructors and content-delivery professionals, Moton will provide “a personally engaging and educationally rewarding critique of the era and will equip Americans with the tools needed to address contemporary issues,” says Ward, the museum’s director since 2008.
He hopes the facility will become a civil-rights destination that includes an institute to train civics teachers, a webinar series on topics related to civics education and the civil rights movement, and a digital archive and fellowship program for scholarly research. Plans call for Moton to feature a six-gallery permanent exhibit and dining facilities for an estimated 35,000 visitors a year. [...]