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Program Saturday on Eldridge Cook

On Saturday, the Gloucester Museum of History will celebrate Black History Month with an exhibit and program honoring the memory of lifelong Gloucester County resident Eldridge N. Cook.

The program “Eldridge Cook’s Lasting Legacy” will be presented in the Colonial Courthouse at 1 p.m. At 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, Rappahannock Community College will present a 45-minute program on Eldridge Cook’s life in the Glenns Campus Auditorium.

Cook, a grandson of slaves, was born on Feb. 14, 1915. A community and business leader in Gloucester County, Cook formed Cook’s Oyster Company in Bena in 1950. He was honored for his various civic accomplishments by the Virginia General Assembly in 2011. He died in 2014. ...

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