The Carver 4-County Museum is an initiative of the George Washington Carver Regional High School Alumni Association (www.gwcrhsaa.org), a 501(c)3 corporation in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The museum is a manifestation of the Association's mission to document, celebrate and share the educational, social, cultural and military history of students, faculty and administrators of George Washington Carver Regional High School, the only institution of secondary education in Virginia's four-county region of Culpeper, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock from 1948-68.
The Museum, officially organized in 2016, is governed by the 9-member History Committee of the GWCRHSAA. It occupies the former library of the school where the County of Culpeper contributed more than $100,000 in renovations. We hosted a Preview Opening for our alumni in October, 2018, and our Grand Opening was in February, 2019. We are financially supported by grants and donations.
SERVICES & PRODUCTS
Since 2016 when we codified our decision to have a museum, we have produced two major exhibits yearly. Click HERE for more information.
Archives & Artifacts
Beginning August, 2016, we have collected photographs, artifacts, documents, yearbooks, newspaper articles, genealogical and other information pertaining to the African American population of Culpeper, Orange, Madison and Rappahannock counties. Visitors may view by appointment when we are able to reopen to the public safely.
Totes & More
Supporting the Carver 4-County Museum is easy with the purchase of our own branded tote bag ($20). In addition, we sell copies of African Americans of Culpeper, Orange, Madison, and Rappahannock Counties (special price of $10). All proceeds benefit the Carver 4-County Museum.
Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger visits Carver March 22nd
We were featured in the February, 2020 edition of Cooperative Living Magazine
* WHAT a great 2022 we are having *
(Click on underlined events for full news article)
E Squared student visit and museum tour
Visit from Raynard Carter of the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation
Eastern View High's Black History Month tribute brings people to tears
African Americans and the Civil War Presentation to 4th graders at Emerald Hill Elementary School
Congresswoman Spanberger toured museum on March 22
John Strother, Jr., class of 1958, and wife Vivian, toured museum on March 22
New Exhibit: Courts * Faces * Feelings - The Culture War that was Brown v. Board of Education; opened in May, 2022
Lead Culpeper toured museum in May, 2022
Received three program grants: Culpeper County, M. Meade Palmer from the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation, and The Power of Change from Rappahannock Electric Cooperative
Kick-off of our one-year
75th Carver Jubilee celebration,
all leading to October 21, 2023