2 10, 2020

National Arts and Humanities Month is Here!


RappArts is happy to support National Arts & Humanities Month (NAHM), sponsored by Americans for the Arts, for the whole month of October 2020. This is a time for communities to come together in unified celebration of the power of the arts to make a difference and change our lives for the better. In this turbulent year, the arts and humanities have played an important role in getting us through the COVID-19 pandemic and amplifying [...]

National Arts and Humanities Month is Here!2020-10-02T21:27:39-04:00
23 01, 2020

Palmer C. Hayden – Marker Dedication – Feb. 1


Palmer C. Hayden - Marker Dedication - Feb. 1 - Widewater State Park On February 1, 2020, from 2 to 4 pm, a Virginia Historical Marker, sponsored by The Friends of Widewater State Park, honoring Palmer C. Hayden, a native of Widewater, Stafford County, will be dedicated during a ceremony at its location in Widewater State Park, near the Visitors Center. Palmer C. Hayden (1890-1973), artist of the Harlem Renaissance, is known for his [...]

Palmer C. Hayden – Marker Dedication – Feb. 12020-03-01T13:58:38-05:00
14 01, 2020

Frank White, Sr.


Although he only had a 7th grade education, Frank White, Sr. – known as “Doc” – was respected for his knowledge and valured as an involved community member and problem solver.  He was a leader in the region’s Civil Rights Movement in the mid-20th Century.  In the 1950s, he helped establish the Stafford County Branch of the NAACP and his family’s church, Bethlehem Baptist Church, became the center of the African American community’s legal defense [...]

Frank White, Sr.2020-01-14T05:38:00-05:00
14 01, 2020

Rev. B.H. Hester


Rev. B. H. Hester arrived to be pastor of the historic Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site) in 1922.  Immediately, he firmly but quietly, and always with the gravitas of his position as Senior Minister, began to push at societal conventions which sought not only to segregate blacks but also to block their achievements in Fredericksburg.  He fostered communication and education within the church.  Even in the 1920s, he was pushing the historian and editor, Douglas [...]

Rev. B.H. Hester2020-01-14T05:32:53-05:00
14 01, 2020

Penny A Parrish


After careers in journalism and law enforcement, Penny A Parrish enjoys the solitude of working alone with a camera. She is inspired by simple scenes: the colors of our seasons, small details that others may not notice, and the lines and angles of buildings. She says she still thinks like a film photographer, looking for good angles and setting up individual shots rather than putting the camera on burst and capturing multiple images. Penny also [...]

Penny A Parrish2020-01-14T05:30:39-05:00
14 01, 2020

The Walls Come Down: A Public Conversation


The National Park Service and the John J. Wright Educational and Cultural Center Museum are pleased to announce the new mobile exhibit, “The Walls Come Down: Desegregation in the Fredericksburg Region.” The exhibit explores how desegregation took place in the schools of Spotsylvania (1963) and Stafford (1961) and at the lunch counters of Fredericksburg (1960). The premier took place at a public reception at the John J. Wright Educational and Cultural Center on June 21, [...]

The Walls Come Down: A Public Conversation2020-01-14T05:23:17-05:00
14 01, 2020

Artist Eligibility


Thanks for preparing to submit a Directory entry on! The Directory includes artists located across the Central Rappahannock River region - from poets to musicians and sculptors to choreographers. Please note: Submissions will be reviewed prior to posting.  After approval, profiles can be edited at any time.  RappArts reserves the right to remove your profile if it is not kept up-to-date. Do I qualify for a profile on An artist of any discipline [...]

Artist Eligibility2020-01-14T05:15:08-05:00
14 01, 2020

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This is a test opportunity.2020-01-14T05:09:50-05:00
13 01, 2020

John J. Wright Educational & Cultural Center Museum


The Mission of the John J. Wright Educational & Cultural Center Museum is to celebrate Spotsylvania by collaborating with like-minded individuals and organizations to collect, archive, share and facilitate learning about the interactive history of education, cultures and civic life of the county’s African American citizens. In doing so, we demonstrate how those interactions within the wider population contributed to the richness of Spotsylvania County’s development. John J. Wright School 1932 John J. [...]

John J. Wright Educational & Cultural Center Museum2020-01-13T06:25:36-05:00
11 01, 2020

Carrol Morgan


Carrol Morgan Carrol Morgan’s welcoming smile can be found on First Fridays at Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts (FCCA), where she is the Curator. Her time at FCCA began in the mid-1960’s as a docent, who also taught adults and children drawing. Carrol is a brilliant and inspiring painter, who admits not spending enough time in her studio lately and from time-to time accepts commission work. She is a member of the North [...]

Carrol Morgan2020-03-04T14:53:32-05:00