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Little Learners

“Little Learners” 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. 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!

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

Upcoming Dates

June 26
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

4th of July

Join us as we celebrate the United States of America’s birthday. Participants will learn about the founding of America, “train” to be minutemen, and make a patriotic flag to take home.

July 31
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

Outer Space!

August 28
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM


Past Programs

Father, Dad, Dada, Pops, Grandfather, Godfather, Stepfather!

Father’s Day is just around the corner. Join us as we learn about the roles fathers play. Participants will search the museum for the different equipment needed to participate in various activities with dad and make a present to give to a dad in their lives.

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

This month, in preparation of Mother’s Day, we are learning about the roles of mothers, and their influence. Participants will identify 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 this month as we learn all about trains. Paticipants will get to build their own train tracks and make a train engine to take home.


In honor of Presidents’ Day, we will learn about the role of the President and who some of our country’s past Presidents were. Children will play a matching game where they try to “dress” different presidents and they will color a picture of George Washington to take home.

Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat…!

Join us 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.


It is all fun and games!

This month particpants will learn about various toys and games from the past. They will get to play with different toys and make a toy to take home with them.


This month we will learn about different types of maps. Participants will get to make a map of the United States to take home.


This month we will learn all about dinosaurs in Culpeper. Participants will get to make a dinosaur track to take home.

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

This month we will learn all about different jobs. Participants will get to make a hat to take home.

Space, The Final Frontier

This month we will learn all about the sun, moon, and stars as we explore space. Participants will get to paint their own celestial object!

All about Flags!

In honor of flag day, learn about flags past and present, from the local to national level. Then make one of your own to take home!

A Night…err Day at the Museum!

Join the Museum of Culpeper History as we learn about all kinds of different museums. Children will get to explore what the museum has to offer and then make their own mini museum exhibit.

Little Learners: Video Series

Episode 1: 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:…

Episode 2: Apple Bread Pudding

Join us to make a historically inspired recipe using ingredients accurate to the Colonial Period!

Follow the link below for measurements and some examples of Colonial cooking tools:

Apple Bread Pudding Recipe

Episode 3: Natural History Museum

Learn how to design your own Natural History Museum with dinosaur skeletons made of glue!

For skeleton base, please follow this link:Dino Skeletons

Episode 4: Dinosaur Landscape

Want to learn a cool trick for free hand drawing? Try out the grid technique using our pre-made dinosaur landscape!

Episode 5: Clara Barton

Celebrate Women’s History Month by tuning in for a look at Clara Barton, nationally known, and an important figure in Culpeper’s history.

Episode 6: Make Your Own Crazy Quilt

Inspired by our current Crazy in Culpeper Exhibit, here is a video showing kids how to make their own crazy quilt out of paper!

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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