“We want to enlighten people and preserve history about local Black education prior to integration,” says Northside High School alumnus Silas Musgrove, a retired educator, school guidance counselor and coach.
When it first opened, American Celebration on Parade offered only self-guided tours. Present-day visitors, however, will find themselves treated to a delightful, 45-minute guided tour of the vast warehouse and its colorful contents.
Mercer’s passion for rocks and gemstones began as a child. He says one of his earliest memories is taking an empty chocolate candy box that his father gave his mother for Valentine’s Day, and filling it instead with colorful rocks found in his Cape Cod, Mass., hometown.
Boaters cruising Lodge Creek in Callao — an unincorporated community east of Warsaw in rural Northumberland County on Virginia’s Northern Neck — may have to do a double-take if they get anywhere within viewing distance of Dan Corder’s house.