Josephine School Community Museum

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

Member of Trail Networks:

Virginia Oyster Trail Site Number: 145875

& 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

Come join a discussion of

HIDDEN FIGURES by Margot Lee Shetterly

. . . The Book that Inspired the Film

Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 3:00 PM

The Phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians

at NASA at the leading edge of the feminist and civil rights movement,

whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest

achievements in space.

** Event is free and open to the public.

. . . 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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