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Attraction name: Robert Russa Moton Museum
Tourism region: Central Virginia
Address: 900 Griffin Boulevard, Farmville, Va. 23901
Phone: 434-315-8775
Robert Russa Moton MuseumDescription: Located in the center of Farmville in Prince Edward County, the Robert RussaMoton Museum is the site of the 1951 student-led strike in the fight for equal school facilities. The original building of the high school, the Moton Museum is now a Center for the Study of Civil Rights in Education. After leaving the museum, visitors will have a better understanding of what led to the strike, the policies and court cases that played major roles in education in the early 1900s, the events surrounding the 1959-63 Closed-School Era, and the lasting impact these events had on those affected. The Robert Russa Moton Museum is one of 41 sites that make up the Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail. The museum is ADA-accessible and will re-open to the public for individual or group tours on Aug. 15, 2011.
Fee: Yes
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Attraction name: Graves Mill Historical Park
Tourism region: Northern Virginia
Address: 52 Bluff Mountain Road, Graves Mill, Va. 22727
Phone: None
Email: None
Graves Mill Historical ParkDescription: The Graves Mill Historical Park provides a glimpse back into the past by commemorating the significance and history of the Village of Graves Mill. The park features a replica of the community’s intimate1900s post office building, including its original furnishings. A stone memorial with a bronze plaque pays tribute to the community's brave men who served Virginia prior to and during the Civil War. Nearby is the 1885 Graves Chapel, the 1906 School House and the late 18th century Graves Mill Grist Mill, which is on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmark Register. All of these sites are within the beautiful Graves Mill valley, which is surrounded by beautiful mountains and has access to the state Rapidan Wildlife Management Area and the Shenandoah National Park.
Fee: No
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Attraction name: Fort Chistanna Historical Site
Tourism region: Southern Virginia
Address: 3875 Fort Hill Road, Lawrenceville, VA 23868
Phone: 434-848-6773
Website: via
Fort Christanna.Description: The construction of Fort Christanna was ordered by colonial Gov. Alexander Spotswood in 1714. The 3.5-acre, five-sided fort, which was situated within a 36-square-mile tract, was built to defend local settlers and Native American tribes that sided with the English. Included in the fort was an "Indian School" at which Native Americans were taught English and Religion. As many as 100 Native American children attended the school. The fort and school, however, in 1717 lost its support in London and Virginia, and Schoolmaster Charles Griffin returned east to teach Native American student at William and Mary. In time, the fort's palisade walls and buildings fell and the site reverted to forest.
In 2001, the Brunswick County Board of Supervisors, to protect the original fort site, bought 22 acres of surrounding property. In 2006, the board added 2.5 acres to the property. Now the historical and recreational park features trails, parking, a welcome area, an information kiosk and interpretive signs.
Fee: No
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