John J. Wright Educational & Cultural Center Museum Holds Grand Opening for Desegregation Exhibit
On June 21st, the John J. Wright Educational & Cultural Center Museum held a grand opening for its new desegregation display, which highlights local desegregation efforts during the 1960's civil rights movement. The displays are mobile and are expected to be available to middle and high schools to show this fall.
The Spotsylvania Board of Supervisors have made solid efforts to promote and preserve our local history by providing needed funding to various historical organizations, to include the John J. Wright Educational and Cultural Center Museum. They provided $24,200 in Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, $29,000 in FY2018 and $31,000 in FY2019. Additionally, several years ago, the Board of Supervisors voted to enlarge the image of John J. Wright on the County mural and directed further mural diversification. The mural is located in the Holbert Building.
The John J Wright Museum is located at 7565 Courthouse Road and is open 10am to 3pm Thursday -Saturday and is free to visit.