Calendar of Events

The Middle Potomac History Research Group
Meeting every 3rd Tuesday, 4-6 pm

The Josephine School Community Museum Board
Monthly Meeting on the 4th Monday, 4:30pm



April 2018

Book Club Discussion


Sunday, April 8, 2018   3 – 5 pm


by  Martin Luther King, Jr.



April 2018

In partnership with Clarke County Historical Association

Desegregation in Clarke County:

A Retrospective


Sunday, April 15, 2018   2:00 pm


Boyce United Methodist Church

8 Old Chapel Avenue, Boyce VA


A Panel Discussion with former teachers and students from

Johnson-Williams High School and Clarke County High School


Past Events


February 2018


Dramatic Reading Competition

Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.

Students in grades 2,3,4 and 5 competed for

certificates and prizes by reading from stories, poems,

folktales or essays by or about African-Americans


January 2018

Commemorating the

200th Birthday of Thomas Laws


A Reading of the Play

“Rebecca and Thomas:  A Civil War Spy Tale”

written and directed by Sharon W. Dixon

In 1864 Thomas Laws, a slave, and Rebecca Wright, a Quaker,

collaborated to provide vital military information to General Philip

Sheridan, resulting in a Union victory at the 3rd Battle of Winchester.


Followed by

Wreath Laying Ceremony

Milton Valley Cemetery



Sunday, January 21, 2018   2:00 pm



January 2018

In partnership with Barns of Rose Hill and Handley Regional Library

Film:  Loving

The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest

for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle

that would end with the Supreme Court’s historic 1967 decision.


Sunday, January 14, 2018   4:00 pm


Barns of Rose Hill