January 26, 2011
The Henrico County Board of Supervisors is taking control of the Virginia Randolph Museum with plans to preserve the historic property .
The museum is owned by the county school board. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to enter an agreement with the school board to take over the property, which needs major improvements.
According to the county's Website, Virginia Randolph was a pioneer educator who worked in Henrico County for 57 years. A daughter of slaves, she was born in Richmond in 1874 and died in 1958. She conducted Virginia's first Arbor Day program on March 30, 1908.
The museum is designated as a National Historic Landmark.