Scrabble School hosts first Black History Month celebration

Posted February 25th, 2011 by

By Jeff Say

SCRABBLE — The Scrabble School Preservation Foundation hosted its inaugural Black History Month celebration Saturday, the culmination of a long process of changing the former Rappahannock County Rosenwald school into an African-American Heritage Center.

“I think it’s wonderful, I didn’t think I’d be around to see this,” said Scrabble School alumni Mildred Timbers. “But I’m very happy and pleased with it.”

Timbers, who attended school at Scrabble for one year in 1945 has fond memories of the two-room schoolhouse. Both her and all but one of her children attended the school and all of them have a special connection to the building built in 1921.

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