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John J. Wright exhibit offers newly found documents from 19th century

Terry Miller, executive director and curator of the John J.  Wright Educational and Cultural Center Museum, has assembled recently discovered documents of African-American history for the museum’s new exhibit, “The psychological power of voting.”

The exhibit opened Thursday as part of the celebration of the museum’s second anniversary. It will be on view through January. The museum is located at 7565 Court house Road. It is open from  10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday through Saturday. The museum is free and open to the public.

The museum was created to tell the story of the education of Spotsylvania County’s African-American children but also tells broader stories of county history.

Check out details of the new exhibit and Miller’s discoveries in tomorrow’s Free Lance-Star. You can check out some photos from the exhibit from my earlier post.

In tomorrow’s story, you’ll also find out the meaning behind this document from a century ago.