The Wright Family has had an extraordinary history, from slavery through the present-day. When five cousins discovered that their common ancestor was a free black man during slavery, they decided to convert the building that formerly housed the family funeral home into a museum to preserve that family history (circa 1999). One year later, one of the cousins authored a play about the family that premiered to critical acclaim in Washington, DC. (See, accompanying public relations materials.) In February 2001, another cousin was selected to serve on the York County (SC) Cultural and Heritage Foundation because of its interest in the Wright Family. Now, therefore, the cousins have decided to formally pursue its cultural and genealogical legacy by the formation of this non-profit organization and application for tax-exempt status.