Josephine School Community Museum

Sunday 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
and by Appointment

Member of Trail Networks:
Top of Virginia Artisan Trail (site #67)

& Clarke County African-American Cultural Center

Clarke County’s African American heritage and history are preserved and celebrated through the restoration of the Josephine City School as a museum and cultural center. Located in Clark County’s county seat of Berryville, this reconstruction-era schoolhouse serves as a powerful beacon of hope and self-determination. The one-story, two-room frame building was originally constructed in 1882; and for more than a hundred years has been the cornerstone of the proud self-contained community of Josephine City. Both the Josephine City School and Josephine City are on the Virginia and National Registers of Historic Places.

The community invites you and your family to come and visit the museum. Filled with a replica of a circa 1900 classroom, a colorful model of Josephine City circa 1930, photos, displays and artifacts, the museum will be a wonderful, fun-filled, educational experience.

Coming Events

Book Club


. . . . . Chaos or Community?

by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 3:00 PM

In this prophetic work, Dr. King lays out his thoughts, plans, and dreams

for America’s future, including the need for better jobs, higher wages,

decent housing, and quality education. With a universal message

of hope that continues to resonate, he demanded an end to global suffering,

asserting that human-kind for the first time—has the resources and

technology to eradicate poverty.

> > > > > Come join us for the discussion


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 of former teachers and students from Johnson-Williams High School and

Clarke County High School discuss the events and impacts surrounding the

desegregation of schools in Clarke County in the mid-sixties, sharing their

first-hand experiences and the effects on their lives and on the community.

Sponsored by

Clarke County Historical Association &

Josephine School Community Museum

. . . . . Donations accepted at the door

. . . Call the Museum @ 540-955-5512

Visit our web site for more information!


Norma Johnson




303 Josephine St PO Box 423
Berryville, VA 22611

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