Faith and Family: Poplar Hill Museum in Fayette set to grand open on Oct. 6


BY GENE COLEMAN

FAYETTE — Alumnae from across the nation are expected to attend Saturday’s grand opening of the Poplar Hill Museum of African American Culture, a restored African American schoolhouse.

The grand opening will be at the neighboring Poplar Hill African Methodist Episcopal Church, 3080 Poplar Hill Road, Fayette, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 6.

The two-room schoolhouse was founded in approximately 1880. Lessons began in the Poplar Hill AME Church before a schoolroom was built. When the structure burned, another was built in approximately 1923. The approximately 897 square-feet room accommodated students in first through eighth grades.

The school is on the National Register of Historic Places and is identified as a Mississippi Landmark.

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