Calendar of Events


The Middle Potomac History Research Group
Meeting every 3rd Tuesday, 4-6 pm

The Josephine School Community Museum Board
Monthly Meeting on the 4th Monday, 4:30pm

 October 2018

Book Club Discussion


Sunday, October 14, 2018   3 – 5 pm

“We Were Eight Years in Power”

An American Tragedy

by  Ta-Nehisi Coates


Past Events

 August 2018

Book Club Discussion


Sunday, August 12, 2018   3 – 5 pm

“I Can’t Breathe:  A Killing in Bay Street”

by  Matt Taibbi


 June 2018

Book Club Discussion


Sunday, June 10, 2018   3 – 5 pm

john brown to james brown

Author Ed Maliskas will Facilitate


June 2018

In partnership with Barns of Rose Hill

Reception & Lecture – Civil War to Civil Rights:

How African American Artists Engage the Past

Dr. Evie Terrono

Professor of Art History at Randolph-Macon College


at Barns of Rose Hill

Saturday, June 23, 2018   Begins at 7:00 pm

Art Exhibition

A New Mosaic: African American Art

from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

June 5 – June 30, 2018

at Barns of Rose Hill

Visit for details


May 2018

14th Annual Scholarship Awards

Sunday, May 20, 2018   3:00 pm


Amanda Spain

B.A. Early Education

Shepherd University

JSCM Scholarship Recipient



Destiny Banks                        LIM College

Cory Collins                            Coastal Carolina University

Ny’jah Davis                           West Virginia University

Noah Kipferl                            Eastern Mennonite University

Iyana Thomas                        Hampton University

Kevin Whalen                         Bridgewater College




April 2018

Book Club Discussion


Sunday, April 8, 2018   3 – 5 pm


by  Martin Luther King, Jr.



April 2018

In partnership with Clarke County Historical Association

Desegregation in Clarke County:

A Retrospective


Sunday, April 15, 2018   2:00 pm


Boyce United Methodist Church

8 Old Chapel Avenue, Boyce VA


A Panel Discussion with former teachers and students from

Johnson-Williams High School and Clarke County High School


February 2018


Dramatic Reading Competition

Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.

Students in grades 2,3,4 and 5 competed for

certificates and prizes by reading from stories, poems,

folktales or essays by or about African-Americans


January 2018

Commemorating the

200th Birthday of Thomas Laws


A Reading of the Play

“Rebecca and Thomas:  A Civil War Spy Tale”

written and directed by Sharon W. Dixon

In 1864 Thomas Laws, a slave, and Rebecca Wright, a Quaker,

collaborated to provide vital military information to General Philip

Sheridan, resulting in a Union victory at the 3rd Battle of Winchester.


Followed by

Wreath Laying Ceremony

Milton Valley Cemetery


Sunday, January 21, 2018   2:00 pm



January 2018

In partnership with Barns of Rose Hill and Handley Regional Library

Film:  Loving

The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest

for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle

that would end with the Supreme Court’s historic 1967 decision.


Sunday, January 14, 2018   4:00 pm


Barns of Rose Hill