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Hands on History 

“Hands on History” is the museum’s interactive series of children’s programming that brings fun facts, objects, and activities out of the past to your family today!

The series, targeted at ages 2-5, will be held monthly on second Wednesdays. Each month will feature a different craft inspired by local history. Past programs have included flying kites, drawing maps, and making your own dinosaur tracks!

We will be adding a session for ages 6-11 on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Check back here for details.

There is no admission fee for this program. To reserve a spot or for more information, contact Helen Thompson,  Education Coordinator, at or call 540-829-1749.

The museum continues to follow COVID masking, cleaning and social distancing protocols for children’s programs. Participating children and their families are requested to mask during the program.

Admission to these programs is FREE thanks to funding from the Rappahannock Electric Cooperative through a Power of Change grant.

Upcoming Dates

January 12th
10:30am – 11:00am

Ages: 2 – 5

Looking for something sweet to do with your kiddo this January? Come on down to the Museum of Culpeper History to enjoy a morning of exploration, and find out what some of your child’s favorite candies can help them learn about geology! 

February 9th
10:30am – 11:00am

Ages: 2 – 5

Join us at the Museum of Culpeper History, where we will be combining science and history to make secret messages! Discover some of the ways readily available items in your home can be used to create invisible ink, and why these solutions act they way they do.

March 9th
10:30am – 11:00am

Ages: 2 – 5

The making of plastic may be a mystery to us, but there is a way to make it that isn’t actually all that mysterious. The secret ingredient? Milk. Join us to learn a little and make a little, and leave with a new homemade toy!

Hands On History: Video Series

Episode One: Dinosaur Balloons

Join us to make some dinosaur balloon decorations, and learn some interesting facts about dinosaurs! For PDF template mentioned in video, click here:…

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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