Dear Friends of the Woodville School,

It is back to school month and the Woodville School began the month with a wonderful celebration of the installation of the Woodville School Historical Highway Marker.  Despite the interference from the remnants of Hurricane Ida, over 50 community members joined the Board for this important milestone.  Many thanks to Dr. Dorothy Cooke, local historian and founding member of the Woodville Rosenwald School Foundation Board, for sharing her own experience attending a Rosenwald School in Gloucester. Board members LuAnn Nagel and Sue Perrin led the effort to recreate a classroom and set up displays of Woodville's past and future.

According to the Department of Historic Resources website, "The Virginia historical highway marker program documents facts, persons, events, and places prominently identified with the history of the nati
on, state, or region... 
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"Virginia’s historical marker program is the oldest such program in the nation, beginning in 1927 when a handful of markers were erected along U.S. 1 between Richmond and Mount Vernon. Originally the Conservation and Economic Development Commission was tasked with creating historical markers. In 1949, the Virginia Department of Highways was assigned the responsibility for installing and maintaining new markers, and in 1950 the Virginia State Library took over researching and approving new markers."

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