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...]

Best Oktoberfest This Side of Bavaria!

guten Tag! Oktoberfest (the original one) has been held in Munich, Germany since 1810 and now is also celebrated in many other cities & towns around the world.   It's a major element of Bavarian culture, but if you're unable to make the trip to Germany you can enjoy the next best thing.... celebrating Oktoberfest on an actual 17th century German farm at the Frontier Culture Museum. If you'd like to combine a great festival celebration with a wonderful educational experience, we invite … [Read more...]

Vote Top 10 Endangered Artifacts 2014 Nominees

Here's the way that you can support the Frontier Culture Museum - by voting in the Virginia's Top 10 Endangered artifacts. The campaign from the Virginia Association of Museums is designed to create awareness of the importance of preserving artifacts at museums, libraries and archives throughout the Commonwealth and in the District of Columbia, and we're taking part. The Frontier Culture Museums entry is our Wampler Waggon! The Waggon, spelled with two "g's" was acquired from the … [Read more...]

Green, Green Garden!

But though an old man, I am but a young gardener - Thomas Jefferson This Saturday is Gardening Day at the Museum!  All the Gardens are producing and it's time for harvesting. Come out and learn all about the heirloom veggies we grow.  You just might even get to take some home with you! Here's the low down on what's going on at each Farm! West Africa - garden, site work England - Foodways, baking, garden Ireland - Garden work, harvesting potatoes, harvesting Rye Germany - … [Read more...]

Flax On, Flax Off

Time we all learned a bit about how Flax is harvested, processed and turned into linen.  This Saturday come out to the Museum and get some hands on experience with Flax.  There will also be weaving and spinning. Looking forward to seeing everyone here! West Africa - Garden, Site Work England - Garden, Spinning Wool Ireland - Weaving, Flax Harvesting, Flax Processing Germany - Spinning, Flax Harvest Native America - Cordage 1740 - Woodworking 1820 - Spinning, … [Read more...]

Traditional July 4th

Activities include the reading of the Declaration of Independence, Sack Races, Watermelon Seed spitting contest and more. Here is a full schedule of the day West African Farm - Gardening and Site Work England - Baking Bread and Gardening Ireland - Flax Processing and Gardening Germany - Traditional Foodways Native American Farm - Games and Cordage Making 1740 - Garden and Field Work 1820 Farm - 12:00pm Introduction, Reading of the Declaration of Independence, Toasts … [Read more...]

Wine, Beer & Jazz Festival

The Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail, comprised of wineries in the Shenandoah Valley American Viticultural Area, will present the 6th Annual Wine & Jazz Festival from 1 til 7 p.m. Saturday, June 28 at the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton. Tickets are $16 in advance and $20 at the door, which includes admission to the Museum, souvenir wine glass, and wine tastings from 10 wineries. Advance tickets may be purchased online CLICK HERE and at the tasting rooms of Barren Ridge and Ox-Eye … [Read more...]

Wood and Shop Does It Again!

Many Thanks to Joshua and his Wood and Shop Blog! Check it out!   … [Read more...]

Great Blog Post From Spring Homeschool Day

Check out the great blog from Thrift Schooling!  Thanks!       Click Here To Read Thrift Schooling Blog … [Read more...]

Fall Newsletter

Check Out The Fall Museum Education Newsletter. … [Read more...]