Black History

Black History Exhibit Room

This history of Orange County, Virginia, is both diverse and rich, from the founding colonies, and through the American Revolution and Civil War; you will find that Orange plays a roll.  On Sunday, February 1, 2015, the museum opened our Black History exhibit room; the newest permanent exhibit.  Included in this room is a tribute to the 5,000 Black Patriots of the American Revolution, a section about slavery in Virginia (focussed on Orange), and a section about Post-Emancipation (focussed on Orange).  We hope you will enjoy the videos below, taken during the opening ceremony.  Our thanks to the Shady Grove Baptist Church Men’s Choir for enriching the event with vibrant music, to Mrs. Margaret Johnston for her support, encouragement and dedication, and to Red’s Southern Cooking for that delicious food!