The Difference Between Lammas and Llamas

The business of bringing the past to life is always interesting and, sometimes, tricky. This is especially true when you learn something new about the past, such as, for example, an old folk holiday a couple of the cultures the Frontier Culture Museum represents celebrated long ago and brought to America, but is now nearly forgotten. Then, when you are really in the mood to cause confusion and consternation, you put an event on the calendar and name it after this old, forgotten holiday, and … [Read more...]

Spring Lecture Series

2016 Dates & Times: Lecture #1 - March 22, 7:00 pm Lecture #2 - March 29, 7:00 pm Lecture #3 - April 5, 7:00 pm Lecture #4 - April 12, 7:00 pm Many of you will notice that our traditional "Winter" Lecture Series is now a "Spring" Lecture Series. After quite a few weather-related postponements last year, we've conceded evening events during the winter to Mother Nature.  Let's all hope Punxsutawney Phil is correct and spring arrives early this year! All lectures will be in the Dairy … [Read more...]

Winter Lecture Series 2015

The Museum's Winter Lecture Series is nearly upon us. The series title this year is, Living on the Edge: The Frontier Remembered in Early American Fiction. The series focuses on the work of four writers who used the 18th century American frontier as a setting for their stories and created characters and situations that, perhaps, came to represent that frontier in the minds of their readers. The writers featured in the series are William Gilmore Simms, Hugh Henry Brackenridge, James Fenimore … [Read more...]

Christmas at the Frontier Culture Museum – Part I

It’s that time of year again. The TV commercials and store displays first appeared in mid-October this year, but no matter when we see the first signs, Christmas comes so very fast. The Christmas season is always an interesting one here at the Frontier Culture Museum. Our marketing tag line says that we, “Bring the Past to Life,” and we try very hard to do that. We also try to be very honest about the past we bring to life, and about the limits of living history as a means to accomplish this. At … [Read more...]