The Middlesex County Museum and Historical Society, Inc. is pleased to announce that it will host the 2019 Strong Men and Women in Virginia History traveling exhibition from October 2, 2019 through November 6, 2019. Strong Men and Women in Virginia History recognizes Virginia African Americans, past and present, who have made noteworthy and admirable contributions to the commonwealth. This exhibition from the Library of Virginia is made possible with support from Dominion Energy.
The 2019 Strong Men and Women honorees are Lawrence A. Davies, Minister and Civic Leader, Fredericksburg; Fannie W. Fitzgerald, Educator and Elementary School Supervisor, Prince William County; Gladys B. West, Mathematician and Technology Pioneer, King George County; William T. Stone, Judge and Civic Leader, Williamsburg; Andrew J. White, Sr., Minister and Community Activist, Petersburg; Kwame Alexander, Writer and Youth Advocate, Fairfax County; and Deanna Reed, Mayor and Mentor, Harrisonburg.