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Nothing boring about Museum of Culpeper History

The word museum typically brings about the loud groans of school children discovering their field trip is a bust, or the horrid image of being dragged along by grandma all day, putting a smile on your face and making the best of boredom.

The Museum of Culpeper History, however, is none of the above.

I am a volunteer here and assure you our museum is an enjoyable experience. It’s my second home.

I walk in the staff entrance, hear the alarm go “beep-beep,” smell the scent of wood polish and palpable history, and hear the friendly holler of “Hellooooo Victoria!” from Ms. Lee Langston-Harrison, the museum director.

Many people have no idea our town has our own museum, not to mention the amount of history there is here.

For Culpeper residents, the entrance fee is free. The majority of our visitors are from out of state. People from as far as Wyoming have paid our museum a visit.

My favorite exhibit in the museum is the dinosaur exhibit.

Touching the dinosaur tracks, knowing that about a million years ago a KayentapusMinor shared the same home town as I do is an exhilarating thought.

The children who visit unanimously agree with me. I love showing them around our museum and playing with them in the interactive corners.

One of the most memorable times at the museum I have had was playing with a little boy and girl, grinding corn for our Indian supper, and watching their momma and daddy share a moment absorbing the museum together.

Being a resident of Culpeper, you have to find time to visit us at our museum!

Editor's note: Victoria Phillips is a junior at Eastern View High School
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