Terry Poe’s donation will expand grounds of First Free Black School Museum in Harveysburg


Terry Poe, second from right, was recognized for donating land to the Harveysburg Community Historical Society (HCHS). The donation will greatly benefit the future of the Elizabeth Harvey First Free Black School, said HCHS President Jodi Black. The gift of land will be used to expand the Elizabeth Harvey First Free Black School Museum grounds. Poe was presented a Proclamation from the Warren County Commissioners and a hand-painted gourd, donated by the Ohio Gourd Association, with the inscription, “Education is Freedom — First Free Black School, Harveysburg, Ohio”. From left are HCHS Trustee Leroy Sanders, HCHS Secretary Alma Plummer, honoree Terry Poe, and HCHS Treasurer Lucy McCarren.

Terry Poe, second from right, was recognized for donating land to the Harveysburg Community Historical Society (HCHS). The donation will greatly benefit the future of the Elizabeth Harvey First Free Black School, said HCHS President Jodi Black. The gift of land will be used to expand the Elizabeth Harvey First Free Black School Museum grounds. Poe was presented a Proclamation from the Warren County Commissioners and a hand-painted gourd, donated by the Ohio Gourd Association, with the inscription, “Education is Freedom — First Free Black School, Harveysburg, Ohio”. From left are HCHS Trustee Leroy Sanders, HCHS Secretary Alma Plummer, honoree Terry Poe, and HCHS Treasurer Lucy McCarren.


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HARVEYSBURG — A gift of land will be used to expand the Elizabeth Harvey First Free Black School Museum grounds.

Terry Poe, second from right, was recognized for donating land to the Harveysburg Community Historical Society (HCHS). The donation will greatly benefit the future of the Elizabeth Harvey First Free Black School, said HCHS President Jodi Black. The gift of land will be used to expand the Elizabeth Harvey First Free Black School Museum grounds. Poe was presented a Proclamation from the Warren County Commissioners and a hand-painted gourd, donated by the Ohio Gourd Association, with the inscription, “Education is Freedom — First Free Black School, Harveysburg, Ohio”. From left are HCHS Trustee Leroy Sanders, HCHS Secretary Alma Plummer, honoree Terry Poe, and HCHS Treasurer Lucy McCarren.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/09/web1_proclam_convert_c.jpgTerry Poe, second from right, was recognized for donating land to the Harveysburg Community Historical Society (HCHS). The donation will greatly benefit the future of the Elizabeth Harvey First Free Black School, said HCHS President Jodi Black. The gift of land will be used to expand the Elizabeth Harvey First Free Black School Museum grounds. Poe was presented a Proclamation from the Warren County Commissioners and a hand-painted gourd, donated by the Ohio Gourd Association, with the inscription, “Education is Freedom — First Free Black School, Harveysburg, Ohio”. From left are HCHS Trustee Leroy Sanders, HCHS Secretary Alma Plummer, honoree Terry Poe, and HCHS Treasurer Lucy McCarren. Submitted photo