THANK YOU!

Woodville School Alumni 2014

The Woodville Foundation would like to extend a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who made “The Rosenwald Alumni Tea”, A WONDERUFUL EVENT!
It was an absolutely beautiful, sunshiny day, and all those who attended, feasted on Tea Sandwiches, Ham Biscuits, Delicious Deserts, and Earl Grey Tea, while reminiscing of days past.
A GREAT BIG THANK YOU goes out to Scout Master Olson and Boy Scout Troop 113, and Ms. Stanley’s 5th grade chorus.  You all helped to make the day very special.
If this first event is any sign of what is to come, all I can say is “Oh my”.

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Black History Month Extended

The Black History Month exhibit at the Gloucester Museum of History will remain on display through March 12.

Black History Month

The theme of Gloucester County’s 2014 Black History month is “ Education of African Americans in Gloucester County and Virginia At Large, during the 19th and 20th Century”.  An extensive exhibit and DVD  are currently on display at the County’s Historic Museum. The central focus is on The Rosenwald Schools, of which seven were constructed in the County. The last one standing is the Woodville school located on route 17, Ordinary. A discussion of the considerable efforts that are underway to preserve and restore the Woodville school is also a part of the overall display.

Rosenwald Alumni Legacy Tea

teaOn February 23, 2014, The TC Walker-Woodville/Rosenwald School Foundation will hold it’s very first “Rosenwald Alumni Legacy Tea”, in honor of students of Bena-Hayes, Bethel, James Store, Purton, Training School, and Woodville Rosenwald Schools.

Ms. Kay Coles James, President and Founder of The Gloucester Institute (Moton Center), and member of the Foundation, has graciously offered the Institute as the event venue.  It will take place from 2:30 to 4:30, in the afternoon, at The Gloucester Institute, 6496 Almondsville Road, Gloucester, Virginia 23061.

choirMs. Carla Stanley’s 5th Grade Chorus, Bethel Elementary School, will be performing for us at the Rosenwald Alumni Legacy Tea on February 23rd..  We are so excited and look forward to the sound of their beautiful voices.

Flag-50x50Scout Master Olson’s Boy Schoot Troop 113 will be in attendance to park cars, greet guests, and host, as well as perform a Flag Ceremony.  Thank you guys for your help on past events and moving forware in the future.  You are the greatest!

All former students, their guests, family, friends, and the community at-large are invited to attend  this “Celebration of the African American Educational Experience”.

RSVP as to your attendance by contacting Linda Evans at (804) 693-1415 or levans@gloucesterva.info by Sunday, February 16th.

RAIN DATE: March 2, 2014

Historic Woodville School Renovation / Rehabilitation Begins

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On Saturday, December 7th, Scout Master Olson and his Boy Scout Troop 113, worked diligently in the cold and rain, performing community service to Gloucester County in the capacity of cleaning out Historic Woodville School.  Dr. Wilson, Mr. Warren Deal, and Mr. Fred Carter,  of the TC Walker-Woodville/Rosenwald School Foundation, along with 7 young men, 1 young lady, and 8 adult leaders removed all of the kitchen cabinets, plumbing and appliances, as well as the plumbing fixtures in the bathroom, including a cast iron footed tub.  There are not enough words to express our gratitude.  THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, Mr. Olson and your AWESOME Troop 113.  YOU ARE THE GREATEST!

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Scrabble School Tour

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On Monday, December 2nd, Dr. Wesley Wilson, Dr. Dorothy Cooke, Dr. Leola Travis, and Ms. Linda Evans took a road trip to Rappahannock County to tour the The Scrabble School.  The Scrabble School is considered to be the “signature” restored Rosenwald School.  In 2002, the Scrabble School Preservation Foundation was formed.  In 2008, renovation and restoration of the School began, and in 2009, The Scrabble School reopened as the Rappahannock Senior and Heritage Center.  Ms. Darcy Canton, Director of the Senior Center graciously gave us a tour of the facility as well as provided us with a delicious lunch.  We would like to thank her and all of the seniors for their generosity and making us feel at home. Click to view pictures from our visit!

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Our Journey Begins

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The TC Walker-Woodville/Rosenwald School Foundation was formed on May 22, 2012, exclusively for charitable and educational purposes relating to the African American experience. It is our heart-felt desire and intent to honor Mr. Thomas Calhoon Walker, Mr. Booker T. Washington, Mr. Robert R. Moton, and Mr. Julius Rosenwald, as they relate to the legacy of Woodville School, a 1920’s Rosenwald School, and contributions of other notable African Americans in Gloucester County, Virginia. We hope that you will join us in this journey of “LOVE” as we work to restore this very important piece of Gloucester County’s African American Heritage.