Calendar of Events-2020

JANUARY

  • 1/21: Lecture #1
    Frontier Iron: Historical Iron-Making on the Frontier
    Norm Scott – Independent Scholar

FEBRUARY

  • 2/18: Lecture #2
    Farms, Mills, and Shops: An Overview of Economic Activity in the Shenandoah Valley, 1750-1850
    Ken Koons – Virginia Military Institute

MARCH

  • 3/13: AFCF Fundraiser
  • 3/24: Lecture #3
    Exploring the Wilds: The Violin in Early America
    Tim MacDonald – Independent Scholar
  • 3/27: Spring Homeschool Day

APRIL

  • 4/11-12: Easter Traditions
  • 4/21: Lecture #4
    Virginia Beer: From Colonial Roots to Craft’s Golden Age
    Lee Graves – Independent Scholar
  • 4/24: Spring Board of trustees Meeting
  • 4/18-24: Wool Week

MAY

  • 5/1: AFCF Golf Tournament
  • 5/9: Summer Camp Sampler
  • 5/19: Lecture #5
    Moonshine in the making? Exploring the role of alcohol in early modern Ulster and the American backcountry
    Audrey Horning – William & Mary
  • 5/22-23: Early American Industries Day
  • 5/25: Memorial Day: Pay-What-You-Will

JUNE

  • 6/1-30: Summer Camp
  • 6/13: Origins Of BBQ
  • 6/16: Lecture #6
    Colonial Conflict among Racial, Ethnic and Religious Groups on Virginia’s Appalachian Frontier
    Wilma Dunaway – Virginia Tech
  • 6/19: Juneteenth

JULY

  • 7/1-31: Summer Camp
  • 7/4: Independence Day:  Pay-What-You-Will
  • 7/21: Lecture #7
    Border Wars: The Pennsylvania/Virginia Boundary Controversy
    Robert Dunkerly – National Park Service

AUGUST

  • American Roots Music Concert Series:
    • 8/2: Roots Music Concert #1
    • 8/9: Roots Music Concert #2
    • 8/16: Roots Music Concert #3
    • 8/23: Roots Music Concert #4
    • 8/30: Roots Music Concert #5
  • 8/8: AFCF Beach Party
  • 8/18: Lecture #8
    Unfree Labor in early English Virginia
    Steven A. Harris-Scott – George Mason

SEPTEMBER

  • 9/7: Labor Day Fair: Pay-What-You-Will
  • 9/11: Fall Homeschool Day
  • 9/15: USCIS New Citizen Naturalization Ceremony
  • 9/15: Lecture #9
    Revisiting Virginia’s Frontier Icon: Black Lives at Natural Bridge, from Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson, to The Green Book
    Eric Wilson – Rockbridge Historical Society
  • 9/25: Fall Board Meeting?
  • 9/26: Possible 5k

OCTOBER

  • 10/3: Lecture 10
    Forging an American Identity Through Clay: Ceramics and the Early American Frontier
    Brenda Hornsby Heindl – Independent Scholar
  • 10/6-8: Non-Fiction Nights
  • 10/10: Oktoberfest
  • 10/17: Archaeology Day
  • 10/20: Lecture #11
    Death of the Cemetery: An Assessment of Historic Family Plots in Augusta County, VA
    Rachel Sites – Historical Interpreter & Independent Scholar

NOVEMBER

  • 11/14: Hammer-In
  • 11/17: Lecture #12
    Moonshine – Blue Ridge Style: The History and Culture of Untaxed Liquor in the Mountains of Virginia
    Bethany Worley – Blue Ridge Institute & Museum
  • 11/27: Artisan Christmas Fair

DECEMBER

  • 12/11: Winter Homeschool Day
  • 12/10-13, 18-20: Lantern Tours