On Tuesday, August 13th, the Spotsylvania Board of Supervisors approved a proclamation that declares November 18th as John J. Wright Day. The proclamation was presented by Board of Supervisors Chairman Dr. Paul Trampe to the museum’s Vice President of the Board of Directors, Roger Braxton. John J. Wright was chosen to honor due to his role leader, both in and out of the classroom. As a leader of the Spotsylvania Sunday School Union, Wright founded the first African American high school in the county. November 18th was chosen as the date to honor Wright and his legacy because it was also his birthday.

The museum will be celebrating the first John J. Wright Day this year. Please follow our website and Facebook page to find more details about the event.