On June 5, 2021 at 10:00 a.m., a dedication ceremony will be held for the historical marker located at the former Lunenburg County Training School (50 School Drive, Victoria, VA 23974). The historical marker commemorates the “training school”, which was attended by African-American students in the early 2oth Century. Under an agreement with the county school board, the parents raised funds to purchase 10 acres of land and, with the County, shared the cost of building materials and labor to construct the Lunenburg County Training School for elementary and secondary education. This marker will serve as one of fifty-three historical markers along the Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail that is located in Amelia, Appomattox, Brunswick, Buckingham, Charlotte, Dinwiddie, Chesterfield, Cumberland, City of Emporia/Greensville County, City of Petersburg, Halifax, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, and Prince Edward. In accordance with CDC Guidelines, please be sure to adhere to mask and social distancing requirements if you choose to attend this event.
Here is a link to the section of the Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail Brochure for the Lunenburg County Training School.