John J. Wright Educational & Cultural Center Museum
Our museum is named after the man who, in 1905, organized a community of black baptist churches to focus on developing high school education. As such, our permanent exhibit tells the history of African American education in Spotsylvania, while our rotating exhibits explore subjects that impact all county residents. A comparative historical approach allows us to show events through time – making them relevant to every visitor who comes through our doors.
Our Mission is to celebrate Spotsylvania by collaborating with like-minded individuals and organizations to collect, archive, share and facilitate learning about the interactive history of education, culture and civic life of the county’s African American citizens. In so doing, we demonstrate how those interactions within the wider population contributed to the richness of Spotsylvania County’s development.