McGuffey School National Register Historic Marker

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McGuffey School

McGuffey School National Register Plaque, Revealed April 2 2010On Friday April 2, 2010, the HRC hosted an event to celebrate the listing of William H. McGuffey Primary School (McGuffey Art Center) on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register.

Dedication Ceremony

A view of the crowd (including City Councilor Satyendra Huja and former Mayor Francis Fife) gathered at McGuffey Art Center.

A view of the crowd (including City Councilor Satyendra Huja and former Mayor Francis Fife) gathered at McGuffey Art Center

Marcia Invernizzi, Director of the McGuffey Reading Center at UVA discussing the life of William H. McGuffey and his influence on education.

Marcia Invernizzi, Director of the McGuffey Reading Center at UVA

Mark Beliles, former Chair of HRC; Mayor Dave Norris, and HRC Co-Chairs Helena Devereux and Melanie Miller.

Mark Beliles, former Chair of the HRC; Mayor Dave Norris, HRC Co-Chairs Helena Devereux and Melanie Miller

Richard Thrift, author of the McGuffey National Register nomination report, summarizes his research.
 
Richard Thrift, author of the McGuffey National Register nomination report

View of McGuffey Primary School

View of McGuffey School

Russell Richards, Artist at McGuffey Art Center, discussing the current use of the former school as an art center. Mayor Dave Norris and HRC Co-Chair Melanie Miller are pictured to the right.

Russell Richard, Artist at McGuffey Art Center, Mayor Dave Norris,and HRC Co-Chair Melanie Miller