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Elementary Explorers

“Elementary Explorers” is the museum’s brand NEW interactive series of children’s programming that brings fun facts, objects, and activities out of the past and to life!

The series, targeted at ages 5-9, will be held monthly. Each month will feature a different activity and craft inspired by local history.

For more information, contact Christine Wuebker, Education Coordinator, at [email protected] or call 540-829-1749.

Upcoming Dates

August 1
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Our Solar System!

Space is the final frontier. Participants this month will learn about the objects in our solar system. They will collect souvenirs from each of the planets while on a space mission and make a celestial nightlight to take home.

August 29
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM



September 26
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

The 4 Seasons!


Past Dates

4th of July!

Join us as we celebrate the founding of the United States of America. Participants will learn about the history of the 4th of July, try to successfully deliver a secret message to General Washington, and create a patriotic flag to take home.

Father, Dad, Dada, Papa, Grandfather, Granddaddy, Godfather, Stepfather!

Father’s Day is just around the corner. Join us as we explore the roles of fathers, including how some of our founding fathers impacted Culpeper. Explorers will search the museum for clues to help them complete puzzles related to different activities you can do with dad as well as release their inner artist when making a picture to give to a dad in their life.

Mother, Mom, Mama, Grandmother, Gigi, Godmother, Stepmother!

This month, in preparation of Mother’s Day, we are learning about the connection between Culpeper and the creation of Mother’s Day, roles of mothers, who might fill that role in our lives, and their influence. Participants will name different baby animals and their mothers as well as make a present to give to a mother in their life.

All Aboard the Culpeper Express!

Join us as we learn about the history of trains in Culpeper, including the depot where the museum is located. Participants will get to design their own train tracks around obstacles and then construct a train engine to take home.


In honor of Presidents’ Day, children will learn about different Presidents from the past, some with connections to Culpeper. They will assemble various presidential outfits and make a George Washington puppet to take home.

Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat…!

Join us for the inaugural program as we learn all about the weather. Participants will get to go on a weather-related scavenger hunt as well as make a suncatcher wind chime to take home.

Contact Us

Museum of Culpeper History
113 S. Commerce Street
Culpeper, VA 22701

Phone: (540) 829-1749


10am – 4pm
CLOSED: Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day



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