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Publications in the last 10 years:

2011: That’s Just the Way It Was

2012: A Look Back in Time: The History of Effie Ann Johnson Nursery School and Day Care Center  

2013: Marie M. Miller Benevolent Home  

2014: The History of D. Webster Davis School & T. C. Edmunds School  

2014: Black Insurance companies of Staunton, Virginia  

2014: History of Black Beautician and Barbers of Staunton/Augusta County  

2015: History of Montgomery Hall Park 2

Walk Down Memory Lane **

**SACAARS is raising funds to publish this complete work.


Programs and community presentations in the past 10 years:

  • Juneteenth Celebration

  • History of Local Black Military Members and Veterans Part 1

  • History of Local Black Military Members and Veterans Part 2

  • History of Local Black Masons

  • History of Local Black Doctors and Attorneys

  • History of Local Black Newspaper Editors

  • Crown Luncheon to celebrate the local Black History of the Hat

  • Rotating Black History Exhibits at Staunton City Hall, Augusta County Government Building, and the City and County Libraries.

  • SACAARS also participated in the Sunnyside Street Block Party, Mary Baldwin University Student Fair, and has decorated and held a Holiday Open House at Montgomery Hall Park each December.

Markers to Preserve and Promote Local Black History:

  • Wildcats Baseball Team 1948 1th Ballfield -@ Montgomery Hall Park

  • Montgomery Hall Park Highway Marker- @ Montgomery Hall Park

  • Effie Ann Johnson Nursery School- 415 N. Augusta Street

  • T.C. Edmunds School-1000 W. Johnson Street

  • D.W. Davis School- 1000 W. Johnson Street

  • Mt. Zion Lodge #18, Mason- 815 N. Augusta Street

  • Kenneth L. Jones Funeral Home- 815 N. Augusta Street

  • A.M.E. Church- -936 Sudbury Street

  • Fairview Cemetery - Lamber-. Augusta Street

  • Queen Miller - Montgomery Hall Park  


The power of knowing history is great; the power of knowing our local Black history is greater.  Much of the local history is disappearing with the older generation. We must act now!

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