A few weeks ago, my wife and I had the privilege of watching a new documentary about "a unique educational community" in Fishersville, Virginia. The film focuses on the history of the Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center. WWRC was originally built as an army hospital during WWII. After the war, it was converted to a high school - Wilson Memorial. My wife attended the old high school and I attended the newer high school after the old school was closed. I also worked in the cafeteria at the rehab center while I was in high school. Many family members went to WMHS as well. Needless to say, there are a lot of memories associated with this place. To their credit, our local PBS affiliate has made the documentary available on Youtube. Even though I'm a bit biased due to my personal connection to this place, it really is a fascinating story.
The documentary is based on a book by local historian Nancy Sorrels and was produced by the Augusta County Historical Society.