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.

Two programs will be held in support of the Strong Men and Women exhibition. Both will be co-sponsored by Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical and Historical Society (MPAAGHS).

Lecture and Exhibition Opening

Talk by Strong Men and Women honoree, The Reverend Andrew Jackson White, Minister and Community Activist

Strong Men and Women in Virginia History: 400 Years in the Making

Sunday, October 6, 2019

3 p.m.

Antioch Baptist Church

159 Oakes Landing Road, Saluda, Virginia 23149

Talk followed by viewing of exhibition and refreshments at the Middlesex Museum Visitors’ Center.

Exhibition Closing Program

A Conversation with Dr. Gladys B. West, Mathematician and Technology Pioneer

The Global Positioning System: 20th Century Invention, 21st Century Game Changer

Sunday, November 3, 2019

3 p.m.

St. Clare Walker Middle School

6814 General Puller Highway, Locust Hill, Virginia 23092