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Black History Month display in Mathews Museum; events planned

Photographs of black men and women who made history in Mathews County are hanging in the main window of the Mathews Historical Museum, 200 Main Street, with more photos hanging inside.

The exhibit is in recognition of February as Black History Month.

The museum has announced two other events to recognize black history this month:

The movie, “The Loving Story,” telling of an interracial couple’s struggle for legal recognition in Virginia, will be shown at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at the museum. The showing is free and open to the public.

On Sunday, Feb. 25, at 3 p.m., the Men’s and Women’s Choruses of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Cobbs Creek, will perform at the Cobbs Creek Arts Center. The Rev. Eric Robinson, pastor of Ebenezer, will give brief remarks. This event is also open to the public.


An announcement in the Feb. 1 Gazette-Journal told of an upcoming concert on Mathews Court Green, to be held May 15. The concert is sponsored by Mathews County’s VA250 Comm...

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