Pocahontas Island Black History Museum

This is the house where the Pocahontas Island Black History Museum is located. This is the sign that announces that Pocahontas Island is the oldest Black community in the United States. Woman inspecting shackles at the Pocahontas Island Black History Museum Dress of a Klanswoman on display at the Pocahontas Island Black History Museum.
Pocahontas Island Black History Museum
Address
224 Witten Street
Petersburg, VA 23803
Region Central Virginia
Locality Petersburg City
Museum's main line: (804) 861-8889
Cell Number: (804) 426-5306
Museum's email address info@pocahontasislandmuseum.com
Museum's site www.pocahontasislandmuseum.com

The Pocahontas Island Black History Museum, located on the historic Pocahontas Island in Petersburg, VA, which was once a stop on the Underground Railroad,  is home to a treasure trove of artifacts and other historical items of interest that showcases over 200 years of Black history. Black History and Civil War expert, Mr. Richard Stewart, is the museum's founder and orator who delights in taking museum visitors on an oral journey of Black history in Petersburg, VA. He is the unoffical "Mayor" of Pocahontas Island and can trace his ancestry back to the 1700s on the island. Mr. Stewart can be considered the island's official griot because of his vast wealth of knowledge about the island's history, the Petersburg area, the Civil War and Black history in general.



Admission Fee: Admission is free. Cash and historical artifiact donations are extremely welcomed.

Last Updated: 5/3/2013 10:57 AM
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