This addition to a one-room Christian Home School was used until 1947.

One-Room Christian Home School

This building was moved to its present location on Main Street in Smithfield, Virginia in 2005, and renovated with funds from the Town of Smithfield, Isle of Wight County, corporate partnerships, and the community.

The Schoolhouse Museum officially opened May 19, 2007. It was the Town of Smithfield’s project to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown.

The Museum is operated by a site coordinator and governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

With a growing collection of authentic artifacts, there is no better place to learn about the history of African-American education in Isle of Wight County, Virginia in the first half of the 20th century.


Museum Hours

Monday, Friday and Saturday

12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Other times

By appointment


Interested in finding out more about education in Isle of Wight County during the first half of the 20th century? Visit our website at




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