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, cultures and civic life of the county’s African American citizens. In doing so, we demonstrate how those interactions within the wider population contributed to the richness of Spotsylvania County’s development.

 The John J. Wright Educational & Cultural Center Museum features a permanent exhibition, For the People Had a Mind to Work: A Century of  African American Education in Spotsylvania County.  This exhibition was developed with the generous support of Virginia Humanities by students enrolled in the Museum Exhibitions course (Spring 2019) at the University of Mary Washington.