Culpeper County Environmental Services Director Paul Howard told the Building & Grounds Committee Thursday morning that Lantz Construction would finish its site work by Feb. 15, 2017 as part of a $399,400 contract approved in September by the board of supervisors.

The building & grounds committee also heard Thursday morning from Charles Jameson, chairman of the George Washington Carver Regional High School Alumni Association, about the group’s efforts to establish a museum on the first floor in the main building. He said the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation is awarding the effort $4,500 and that alumni recently contracted with historian and curator Terry Miller to develop an initial Carver exhibit.

The display will focus on the school’s first agriculture teacher, Overton Rexford Johnson, born in 1923 in Dinwiddie County. Johnson was among the 19-member staff in place when the Carver school first opened on Oct. 1, 1948, according to Miller’s research.

County cares for Carver school complex