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‘History of Public Education’ exhibit opens Sunday

From 2 to 4 p.m. at annex in Saluda

Middlesex Museum president Dr. Richard Shores looks at the 1911 Unionville High School diploma awarded to Mabel Norton. (Photos by Barbara Lovelace)
The Middlesex County Museum and Historical Society invites the public to the grand opening of its new exhibit, “The History of Public Education in Middlesex County,” this Sunday, September 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the museum annex in Saluda. 

This robust presentation traces and illustrates the multi-faceted and fascinating evolution of public education in Middlesex County from its genesis in the late 19th century to the present. Numerous colorful and historic exhibit items—loaned by county residents—showcase and commemorate the people and places that constitute the history of Middlesex education during the past 140 years. 

The exhibit reflects the growth and development of public education throughout America through the lens and timeline of milestone county events, especially the integration of Virginia’s schools. The museum has codified and brought to life this chronicle, making it highly accessible to all.

Interpretive talks will welcome the public to this retrospective view of county history, enabling a deeper understanding and appreciation for county education of the past, present and future.
Refreshments will be served and museum board members will be present to share details about the museum and its activities.

posted 09.16.2009

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