Marvin Tupper Jones
Aug 9, 2022
The story of one of the largest Rosenwald School buildings will be told.
C.S. Brown Auditorium needs restoration work and a new video production is coming to its aid.
A documentary video about C.S. Brown Auditorium in Winton, NC, one of the largest Rosenwald Schools, begins production this fall with funding from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Chowan Discovery Group.
The Auditorium, built in 1926 and partially funded by the Rosenwald Foundation, has served the Winton area community as the center of the C.S. Brown School campus and, since 1986, as the C.S. Brown Regional Cultural Arts Center and Museum. At 10,000 square feet, it has an auditorium, three classrooms that display school and local history, another classroom that is a kitchen. Another room hosts the only collection of African art in eastern North Carolina.
The auditorium is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a North Carolina African American Heritage site and is part of the Winton Historical District. The video will tell the story of the school, the auditorium, its role today and the need for its preservation. Production work will begin in October and the first showings will take place in late March 2023. it will be available online to the public.
Chowan Discovery thanks its supporters, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the C.S. Brown Regional Cultural Arts Center and Museum.