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Our Annual Juneteenth Celebration serves as a homecoming for family and friends.

For several years, the Juneteenth Celebration has served as an official reunion for Orange County’s African American Baseball teams and Boy Scout troop. Local genealogists and Montpelier staff also host information booths helping African Americans retrace their family’s roots.


Looking for resources to help you trace your family? Learn how to take those first steps in conducting your family’s genealogy and where to go when you get stuck. If you believe you are connected to Orange County or Montpelier, please email


Hoping to reconnect with your teammates? For several years, Juneteenth has served as a homecoming for players and fans from the Orange Nats and the Barboursville Giants. If you would like to connect to players, please email OCAAHS


Since 2017, OCAAHS Board Member Bruce Monroe has researched African American scouting in Orange County. Through this work he has brought together dozens of former scouts to share their stories. If you you have a story to share please email OCAAHS

Montpelier Descendants Committee

The Montpelier Descendants Committee seeks to identify and create bridges to living descendants of the African American women and men who were enslaved at Montpelier and elsewhere in Orange County, Virginia. Beyond this, Montpelier researchers and scholars wish to expand the local, regional, and national African American community whose members identify and connect with the history of James Madison’s Montpelier.

The Naming Project

The Naming Project is an ongoing effort at The Montpelier Foundation, drawing on years of research to uncover and share the names and stories of the Black people who livedworked, and were enslaved at Montpelier. This page will serve as the repository for these stories, and will grow as we continue to piece information together and develop more biographical sketches. It is a great source for genealogists and people interested in exploring their family history.

George Washington Carver Regional High School Alumni Association

The mission of GWCRHSAA is to document, celebrate, and share the educational, social, cultural, and military history of students, faculty, and administrators of George Washington Carver regional High School, the only institution of higher education in the four-county region of Culpeper, Madison, Orange, and Rappahannock from 1948-1968.

Connect with Local Community Organizations that Participate in Juneteenth.

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