Bill Estes is a master electrician with the Culpeper County Dept. of Environmental Services. He was hard at work Thursday morning inside the historic George-Washington Carver School on U.S. 15 in Culpeper installing new power circuits. Opened in 1948 as a regional high school for African-Americans during segregation, the facility is structurally solid, according to Estes, but much of the wiring needs replacing to meet modern building code standards. Incidentally, Estes, a Rappahannock County native, received electrical training at the school back in the mid 1970s when it offered vocational classes. He said he was proud to now be helping with its renovation. The GWC Alumni Association will host an open house here on October 7 as part of the Culpeper Havest Days Farm Tour. The association is leading efforts to establish a museum in the old library space, which recently received a new heating/air system, ceiling tiles and paint. New carpet goes in next week. Photo by Allison Brophy Champion, Culpeper star exponent.
The former library at the George Washington Carver School in Culpeper County will become the new museum for the GWC Alumni Association, hosting an open house here on Oct. 7. Photo by Allison Brophy Champion, Culpeper star exponent.