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Moton Museum to close Monday

The Robert Russa Moton Museum in Farmville will be closed to the public beginning this coming Monday, March 16. The museum will remain closed through March 28.

“The Moton Museum takes the health, welfare and safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers seriously,” the museum wrote in a statement released Sunday evening, March 15. “We continue to consult with the leadership of our partner institution, Longwood University, along with guidance from the Virginia Department of Health, (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) CDC and other state officials and will amend our plan as necessary.”

The museum is the former Robert Russa Moton High School and is known as the birthplace of the modern civil rights movement. It is now a National Historic Landmark and a civil rights training ground.