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John J. Wright museum opening new exhibit tonight on the ‘power of voting’

UPDATE: I visited the museum this morning and have seen the exhibits. Curator and Executive Director Terry Miller has done significant research and gathered powerful historic items to display including Spotsylvania County voter rolls of  ”Colored” voters from 1867 and a robe from a member of the Ku Klux Klan.

Below is one page of the list of  ”Colored” voters in Spotsylvania County,  carefully recorded in a document Miller found in the Library of Virginia.


 The John J. Wright Educational and Cultural Center Museum is holding a second anniversary celebration tonight at 6:30.

The event is free and open to the public.

Tonight’s celebration will include the opening of a new exhibit, “The Psychological Power of Voting” as well as music from Earl Sam & Friends Jazz Ensemble and voter information.

The museum, which opened on Sept. 9, 2010,  is located inside the John J. Wright school, 7565 Courthouse Road in Spotsylvania. For more information, check the museum’s web site.