So You Got A New Camera for Christmas… Now What?

Did Santa bring you a new camera for Christmas? Or, do you finally want to use the one he brought you in 2010? New Date Added:  February 25 is now open If either these describes you, then please join us on February 25 for a digital photography workshop at the Frontier Culture Museum. You’ll learn some easy composition and lighting techniques to improve your photos and make them more visually engaging. You’ll also have the opportunity to put this new knowledge to immediate use at the … [Read more...]

You Can Now Support The Museum On Amazon

Here's an easy, painless, and totally free way to support the Museum! Select us as your designated Amazon Smile Charity, and Amazon will donate a portion of every purchase to the Museum. Just click on the Amazon link below, sign into your account, and select the American Frontier Culture Foundation as your charity of choice.  After that, 0.5% of every purchase you make on Amazon will be donated to the Museum at no cost to you.   … [Read more...]

The Meredith Furr Summer Camp Scholarship Fund

Sponsor A Camper for Mer .... Meredith Furr was a wonderful little girl and a member of our Frontier Culture Museum family. As many of you know, we recently lost Mer to cancer. To honor Mer, the Museum has created a scholarship program in her name. Last summer she was one of our campers and we know she’d be happy to help other kids enjoy the same opportunity. Every year, the Frontier Culture Museum hosts hundreds of kids for weeklong summer camps.  Our camps are fun and educational, … [Read more...]

Agriculture In The Classroom Seminar

Attention Educators...  On July 20th, from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, the Frontier Culture Museum will host "Sprouting Success", a professional development workshop produced by Agriculture in the Classroom (agintheclass.org). This professional development workshop will feature cross-curricular, standards-aligned lessons and resources that use Virginia agriculture and natural resources to engage PK-5 learners in science, mathematics, language arts and social studies. Participants will enjoy: … [Read more...]

Toddler & Preschooler Frontier Time Continues Through The Summer!

The popular Toddler & Preschooler Frontier Time program will continue throughout the summer. New dates & themes have been added and reservations are now being accepted via the Welcome Center at 540-332-7850 Date:  Saturday Mornings Session Times:  9:00 am, 10:00 am, and 11:00 am Ages:  2-5 Years Old (a parent must accompany each child) Program Structure:  30 minutes of structured activity followed by 30 minutes of free time or exhibit visits Location:  Dairy Barn Education … [Read more...]

Lots of Fun Activities This Saturday 4/30

This Saturday is our annual Spring Homeschool Day at the Frontier Culture Museum.  But don't let the name fool you... You don't have to be homeschooled to come on Saturday to see the wonderful exhibits and historical interpreters.  Everyone can enjoy great hands-on learning and interactive education. Did we mention that ticket prices are discounted by 50% on Saturday?  Get your tickets in advance and avoid the lines! Date:  Saturday, April 30, 2016 Time:  9 AM – 5 PM Advance Tickets:  $5 … [Read more...]

Coopering Demonstrations this Weekend 4/16 & 4/17

The Museum will be hosting coopering demonstrations by Marshall Scheetz this Saturday and Sunday on the German Farm exhibit. Master Cooper, Marshall Scheetz is a Virginia based tradesman/artist who served a six-year apprenticeship under a traditional master cooper. Inspired by historical research, he practices tight, dry, and white coopering and creates accurate reproductions of period cooperage including hogsheads, barrels, firkins, butter churns, tubs, piggins, buckets, along with art work … [Read more...]

Food Truck Battle Returns for 2nd Year

The Frontier Culture Museum will once again host the Virginia Food Truck Battle & Beer Competition benefitting THE MADEE PROJECT.  For those who may not know, The MaDee Project is a non-profit charity that helps families with children battling pediatric cancer.  This fundraising event is scheduled for Sunday, September 4th, 2016 here at the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, VA. The number of participating food trucks has expanded from last year and will feature 3 zones with a total of … [Read more...]

Wool Days – 2017

Date: April 26-29, 2016 Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Tickets: General admission rates apply $12 Adults $7 Child Under Age 6 Free Annual Pass Holders get in Free!  Get an Annual Pass and come every day! Schedule of Activities: Experience the process of turning raw materials into finished products the way it was done on the early Frontier.  Visitors at the museum during Wool Days will see sheep shearing using traditional hand shears, cleaning, carting, dyeing, spinning, … [Read more...]

Easter Week Family Activities

Did you know that you should get your hair cut on Good Friday to prevent toothaches? That's just one of the many superstitions held by early frontier migrants and their ancestors.  Come experience Easter traditions of the past beginning this Thursday (March 24) and continuing through Easter Sunday.  There will be fun and educational activities for the entire family throughout the Museum from 9 am until 5 pm every day. General admission prices apply and as always, an annual pass is the best … [Read more...]