Our upcoming link(s) to the Dinosaur's of Culpeper County!' General Robert E. Lee - Headquartered in Culpeper several times during the Civil War Clara Barton - Famous nurse and founder of the Red Cross performed her first field duty in Culpeper at the Battle of Cedar Mountain Patrick Henry - Argued cases concerning religious freedom in Culpeper, Va. Courthouse A.P. Hill - Born in Culpeper, Va. and lived in what is now called the A.P. Hill Building on the corner of Main & Davis St. / a celebrated Civil War hero Daniel Boone - Lived in Stevensburg, VA for 3 years during the 1750's Walt Whitman - Famous American poet, also served as a nurse in Culpeper, Va. during the Civil War Ulysses S. Grant - Commander of the Union Army and later President of the US, resided in the Town of Culpeper for several months during the winter and spring of 1864 Lafayette - Marched through Culpeper, Va.during the Revolutionary War and returned in the early 1800's to be wined & dined at Greenwood George Washington - Employed by Culpeper County 1749-1751 as the official surveyor in Va.

 

  

Museum News



MUSEUM SHOP COMING SOON!

Early this fall, new & improved museum shop 2 open
Posted: 12-Sep-2014


VOLUNTEER FRONT LINE STAFF NEEDED!

Weekend guide and shop help needed - will train!
Posted: 21-May-2014


BURGANDINE HOUSE'S NEW HOURS: THURS. - SAT. 10-5; SUN. 12-5!

Two floors of one of the oldest homes NOW OPEN!
Posted: 5-May-2014


HERITAGE CABINET PROGRAM TO RAISE FUNDS FOR MUSEUM NOW AVAILABLE

New Fund-raiser to assist Museum! Call 829-1749
Posted: 10-Apr-2014


THE MUSEUM HAS MOVED!

The museum is now located in this historic depot!
Posted: 10-Apr-2014


EXCITING NEWS! OUR CIVIL WAR FOLIO IS A HIT! ON SALE NOW

VIEWS THEY SAY, WORDS THEY WROTE...

During much of 2011 the Museum worked with photographer, Eduardo Galliani, to produce a folio filled with his exceptional black & white "tritone" photos of area battlefields and other Civil War-related scenes. We then chose passages from soldier's letters, poems, or words from period songs to match each image, making this folio a one-of-a-kind commemorative book.

This is our tribute to the 150th anniversary of the war.

What a great gift for the man or woman who "has everything" ... we guarentee they won't have this!

For more information, or to reserve a book, call the Museum at 540-829-1749.

ON SALE NOW: $35 boxed

Posted: 10-Apr-2014


KIDZKORNERS

Hands-on Alert!

Children of all ages are encouraged to get on the floor and play at the Museum. There are three "KidzKorners" where children can get creative.

1. Name That Dinosaur: kids can choose their FAVORITE dino and name him or her by using little plastic letters. "Fredasaurious" can then go home with your youngster. There are several resource books, crayons, markers, and stickers available for creative play time with "Culley" the Culpeper dinosaur.

2. Play with your food: learn how Native Americans processed their food using a stone mortar and grinding stone (pestle). What do we use today to process our food?

3. Playing Dress up: Dig into a period trunk and find something that fits! Kids can see how children in colonial Virginia dressed to go "a visitin'".

4. "Camp Henry," a mini-sized camp tent, representative of those at Camp Henry, a Civil War encampment near Culpeper's Court House on present-day Yowell Meadow Park. Play to your heart's content!

5. NEW this year: a mini reading library for kids - focusing on history and dinosaurs!

6. NEW this year: a drawing table for the budding artist!

7. NEW this year: learn to set a formal dining table! It's not a lost art!

Posted: 10-Apr-2014


BECOME A MUSEUM FRIEND

BECOME A GUARDIAN ANGEL!

Join the discovery,fun and games, and educational opportunities at the Museum by becoming a Friend of the Museum today.

HELP THE MUSEUM PRESERVE THE STORIES OF CULPEPER CITIZENS -- KEEP THEIR MEMORIES ALIVE.

Your support as a "Friend," with an annual donation to the Museum, insures that our doors stay open.

Send your donation to Museum of Culpeper History
803 S. Main Street
Culpeper, VA 22701
540-829-1749

or e-mail information to Director at director@culpepermuseum.com

MINUTEMAN: $ 50 - $199
COLONIAL: $200 - $599
EXPLORER: $600 - $999
HERITAGE: $1000 - $4,999
COUNCIL: $5,000 and above

OR, COME BY and drop off your donation.
OR, go to our webpage (www.culpepermuseum.com and push on the link for Network for Good, our on-line donation program).

THANK YOU for helping to make the Museum of Culpeper History, "the best community museum in Virginia."

Posted: 10-Apr-2014

 

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