Briefs from the Culpeper community for July 15, 2021 | Latest news






A split rail fence lines the old Culpeper-Orange Highway through the Cedar Mountain Battlefield in Culpeper County. A living history event commemorating the battle of August 9, 1862 will be held on the battlefield on August 7 and 8.


BUDDY SECOR / AMERICAN BATTLEFIELD TRUST


Living History at the Cedar Mountain Battlefield Preserve

On August 7 and 8, Friends of Cedar Mountain Battlefield will host a living history and commemoration of the Civil War Battle of Cedar Mountain, which took place on August 9, 1862. Visitors of all ages are invited to enjoy a variety of activities that will bring the experiences of soldiers and civilians affected by battle to life.

Programs and activities open to the public will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 7 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, August 8, including Civil War weapons demonstrations, exercises and soldier instruction. , military encampments that show the life of a soldier, children’s activities with hands-on learning experiences, a demonstration of preparing glass plates for Civil War era wet collodion photography, a demonstration signal flags, special speakers and more.

Please visit the Friends of Cedar Mountain website for more information.

Living the Dream meeting tonight

With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, the Culpeper-based Living the Dream Foundation will resume in-person meetings at 6:30 p.m. tonight in the meeting room of the Culpeper Holiday Inn Express on Madison Road.

The community is invited to join the Suicide and Addiction Support Group to hear the results of their 5K event in April. The founders of Living the Dream will also share what’s planned for later this year.


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