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African American Heritage Museum

410 E. Franklin St, Wytheville,

Wytheville Training School Cultural Center

276-625-0042 FREE Admission, donations accepted

Wytheville Training School schoolhouse

The Wytheville Training School Cultural Center preserves the buildings and grounds of the historic Wytheville Training School and the adjoining Benjamin McKinney house, thereby promoting the understanding and appreciation of Wythe County’s African/American education heritage within the context of the 19th and 20th centuries, and to utilize the old school facilities to provide education and cultural opportunities for citizens of all ages, races and economic levels.

 

 

Purpose of the Wytheville Training School, Inc.

The purpose of the Wytheville Training School Cultural Center Inc. (W.T.S.C.C., Inc.) is to preserve the buildings and grounds of the historic Wytheville Training School and the adjoining Benjamin McKinney house. The organization's goal is to promote the understanding and appreciation of Wythe County's African/American education heritage within the context of the 19th and 20th centuries, and to utilize the old school facilities to provide education and cultural opportunities for citizens of all ages, races and economic levels. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, the W.T.S.C.C. is governed by a board of directors comprised of interested citizens who strive to preserve the historic Wytheville Training School facility and to oversee its development into a modern education center.

 

The WTSCC Inc. is dedicated to:

· Preserving, collecting and utilizing artifacts and other materials of historical significance relating to African-American and rural education in Wythe County during the years of segregation.

· Fostering a sense of history by enabling audiences to draw strength and perspective from the past and impart a purpose to the future.

· Increasing citizen participation and access to - computer and telecommunications technology and education.

· Providing adult education programs and after-school enrichment activities.