In its current session, the Virginia General Assembly is currently considering several amendments to the proposed 2020-2022 state budget that are of vital importance to battlefield preservation in the Old Dominion.
If you live in Virginia, please visit the link below to call your state legislators and express support for:
- Increasing funding dedicated to supporting the Virginia Battlefield Preservation Fund
- Amendments that would direct the state to fund creation of a Brandy Station and Cedar Mountain State Park. Creation of this park would help highlight the rich Civil War history in Culpeper County and bring increased numbers of visitors to enjoy not only heritage tourism, but all that Culpeper County has to offer in lodging, dining, shopping, recreation, special events and more.
The following call to action for community involvement in preservation is an editorial published by the Culpeper Star Exponent on June 9, 1863, available at www.starexponent.com Continue reading “Editorial: Preserving Culpeper’s heritage must be our priority”
An article published by the Culpeper Star Exponent on February 14, 2019 and written by Clint Schemmer provides an update on the Culpeper State Park plan. Continue reading “Culpeper State Park Plan Hinges on Budget Negotiations”
This post shares an article published August 2, 2018 in The Culpeper Times (insidenova.com) and written by Ashleigh Christopher.
Aug. 9 marks the 156th anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Mountain, the bloodiest battle to date in Culpeper County. To commemorate it, the Friends of Cedar Mountain Battlefield is hosting the annual Living History Weekend event on August 11 and 12. Continue reading “Anniversary of Battle of Cedar Mountain to be commemorated”
Local businessmen shared a letter of support for proposed 1,400-acre Brandy Station and Cedar Mountain State Park in the January 20, 2018 edition of the Culpeper Star Exponent. Read the letter