Dear Friends of the Woodville School,

The year 2022 promises to be an exciting one for the Woodville School.  Our Scholars Committee consisting of leading scholars of African American history and museums will be working with Woodville's descendant community to create a list of questions to stimulate conversations regarding the history of Black education in Gloucester, its relation to national issues at the time, and the social institutions and activities surrounding it. These conversations will guide future research and interpretation at the Woodville School.
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On Friday, Feb. 24, President and Executive Director, Dr. Wes Wilson, gave a talk to the Guinea Heritage Society at Buck's Store in Bena. In addition to the history of Woodville, Dr. Wilson talked about the Bena-Hayes school, one of only two Rosenwald 4-teacher schools built in Gloucester County. It was built in 1922 and closed in 1948, during which time it had an average monthly attendance of 88 students. Woodville board member Bobby Ray brought a special guest to the talk: Ms. Mary Anne Fletcher attended the Bena-Hayes Rosenwald School.

The Woodville Rosenwald School Foundation is pleased to partner with the Gloucester History Museum for its Black History Month exhibit featuring the Agricultural and Industrial School that was located at Cappahosic. The massive school bell, on display at he museum, will find a permanent home at the Woodville School when the school renovations are complete.  Be sure to check out the exhibit!

Don't forget to take our
Black History Month Quiz. 

Your donation will be matched thanks to a generous grant from the Cook Foundation.

100% of donations go directly to charitable and educational purposes relating to the African American experience in Gloucester County. All donations are tax-deductible. Click Here for details 
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