The Greenbrier Historical Society will virtually open a new permanent exhibit titled “Know Your School: Education and Opportunity at the Bolling School.” Due to COVID restrictions, the grand opening of the exhibit will be online and livestreamed from the Greenbrier Historical Society Facebook page on Saturday, Feb. 26, at 12 noon. The video of the livestream will be available on our social media after it has ended for those who cannot watch the opening live.
The public opening of the exhibit at Greenbrier Community Schools will be at a date to be determined. We are also planning a celebration of this exhibit at a later date when public gatherings can be held more safely. This exhibit and event are made possible with funds from the Bolling Alumni Association.
“Know Your School” examines Greenbrier County’s historic Black high school through the lens of its faculty members and demonstrates the school’s valuable role in the community prior to integration in 1964. The virtual exhibit will be accessible through the Greenbrier Historical Society website and include more in-depth information about the history of the Bolling School for those interested.
The exhibit features several immersive activities to interact further with these valuable topics. One of these activities includes the oral histories of former students!
As part of the virtual exhibit opening event, GHS staff will be answering questions about the exhibit, its creation, and its significance in the community. The event is free to the public, but donations to the museum are welcomed. For more information about the exhibit or its opening, call the North House Museum at 304-645-3398.