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Cultural Vibrancy

A thriving community promotes and celebrates its creative spirit. As we seek to support a rich tapestry of arts and cultural organizations, we are rewarded with new storytelling techniques, opportunities for self-expression and a common language that bridges age, race and social status. Robust community-based programming and abundant cultural experiences also create educational and economic impact for our region.

Our Goals:

  • Community members receive enrichment and education through a diverse offering of arts and cultural activities in their communities and schools.
  • Historic and cultural assets are preserved to enrich current and future generations

The Court House Players

Recent Grants

Spring 2017

Middlesex County Woman's Club – Window and frame restoration of the 1748-1852 county courthouse located in Urbanna

Foundation for Historic Christ Church Inc. - Program and fabrication of a hands-on, digital museum interactive teaching children about architecture in colonial Virginia

Rice's Hotel / Hughlett's Tavern Foundation Inc. – Promotion and support of the new Tavern Culinary Guild, offering classes in the traditional art of cookery and operation of the Tavern Cafe´ in Heathsville

Rappahannock Art League - Interior updates including improved lighting, painting, and accomodations to the visual arts center and retail art gallery on Main Street, Kilmarnock

Steamboat Era Museum – Publishing of an in-depth history of The Potomac, the pride of her fleet, illuminating the impact of steamers on the Bay communities

Nothern Neck Orchestra – Winter symphonic orchestra performance in Middlesex County

Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts – Arts for Youth programming, bringing multiple artists to Lancaster Primary and Middle School students

Rappahannock Concert AssociationMasters of Soul concert, launching the 2017-2018 series, who will bring Motown hits to life in the Northumberland Middle/High School theater

Garden Club of the Northern Neck – Three-part program of narrated stories, describing life and its challenges coming out of the Great Depression, on the land currently known as Belle Isle State Park, in partnership with Chesapake Academy

The Court House Players - Enhance community involvement in children's theater through a week-long summer residency tour and full musical for youth ages 5-18