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History Alfresco

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2024, 5:00-9:00 PM

History Alfresco is the Museum of Culpeper History’s annual fall fundraising event.  Past events have included rare access to privately owned historic properties, catered food and drink, guest lecturers, trivia, music, and more. 

This year’s History Alfresco will be held the evening of Thursday, October 10 at Culpeper’s historic Greenwood with hosts Robert and Eleanor Long. The house, built in 1760, has long been the home of Culpeper’s Green family, including Virginia Supreme Court justice John Williams Green and newspaper editor Raleigh Green.  Mrs. Long is a descendant of the Green family.  The home was famously visited by Lafayette and former president James Monroe during Lafayette’s American tour in 1825.

Enjoy dinner catered by Distinguished Engagements of Sperryville, enjoy music from the early 19th century (and learn some dance steps of the time), bid on an assortment of exciting products and experiences in our live silent auction, and learn about the historic people and events that have touched this property since the colonial period.

Tickets to the event will be $125.00/ person. Sponsorship opportunities are available; if you are interested please call 540-829-5954 or email [email protected].

For more information, contact [email protected] or call (540) 829-5954.

Greenwood, c. 1760

HISTORY ALFRESCO
Thursday, October 10, 2024
5:00-9:00 PM

DINNER CATERED by DISTINGUISHED ENGAGEMENTS

OPEN BAR

Featuring Local Wine & Beer

HOUSE TOURS

Greenwood’s rich history and artifacts related to the Green family in Culpeper will be on display in this rare opportunity to view this private home dating to the late 18th century.

COLONIAL MUSIC AND DANCING

“Tonight we’re going to party like it’s 17..40..9!”
(apologies to Prince)

It’s you chance to shake it like a teenage George Washington!  It’s easier than you think!

Proceeds from our online silent auction support museum programs like lectures, walking tours, and school programs like tours of the dinosaur tracks at Luck Stone quarry for all Culpeper Public School 2nd graders.

SPECIAL GUEST LECTURER

ROBERT LONG

THE STORY of GREENWOOD and the GREEN FAMILY

Contact Us

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

Phone: (540) 829-1749

Hours

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

 

 

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