When you enter the Museum of Culpeper History, you may be expecting to see historical exhibits about Culpeper history, and then walk past its display of six landscapes by local artist Elisabeth Piatt. They are hung on an interior wall along a corridor, opposite doors leading outside to the old depot’s railroad platform.
Don’t pass up the opportunity to spend time absorbing the experience they offer.
I stood across the corridor, with my back against the outside door, marveling at the depth and subtlety depicted in these works, which portray aspects of the local landscape through different seasons.
At first, I experienced some annoyance that they were not given a more prominent space. But as I took in their depth and scenery, this ceased to matter.