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Bray School Preservation Launch

Friday, February 10, 2023 at 2:00 PM

The Lawn at The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg
301 S. Nassau St.
(Corner of S. Nassau St. & Francis St. W.)

President Katherine A. Rowe and President Cliff Fleet invite you to join the William & Mary and Colonial Williamsburg Foundation communities as we officially launch the preservation of the Williamsburg Bray School at its new, permanent exhibition site in Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area.

The Williamsburg Bray School was an 18th-century institution dedicated to the education of enslaved and free Black children. Discovered by Colonial Williamsburg and William & Mary researchers inside a university building in 2020, this unique structure is likely the oldest extant schoolhouse for Black children in North America.

For more information on the Bray School and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and William & Mary partnership, please visit the Williamsburg Bray School Initiative website.