Event Details


Culpeper Tells 2019 will be held Friday, March 8, 2019

The festival is presented by the Friends of the Culpeper County Library and a volunteer committee.


What is storytelling?

Simply put, it’s timeless entertainment. Whether the stories are told around a fire, or the kitchen table, storytelling is a beloved tradition passed down through generations. Stories engage the imagination and bring people together. While it’s not stand-up comedy, although it’s often humorous. Culpeper Tells has included bluegrass and folk singing, but it’s not a concert. It’s not children’s story time, but all ages will enjoy most stories.


Culpeper Tells 2019 event schedule

Three private performances on Friday, March 8 for Culpeper County public elementary schools.

Locks Opened: Chesapeake Waterways Use in Underground Railroad
Friday, March 8 at 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Culpeper County Library, 271 Southgate Shopping Center, Culpeper, Virginia 22701

This program is historical storytelling at its best.  Through story and song, master storyteller, Sheila Arnold shares about local waterways that were part of the Underground Railroad.  Most of the stories are from an 1870s book written by William Still, a conductor for the Underground Railroad and secretary of Philadelphia Abolitionist Society.  Discover these stories that will make you begin your own search into local history and help you understand what the desire for freedom can make a person overcome.  This event is free and sponsored by the Friends of the Culpeper County Library.