Calendar of Events-2020

Check out the dates and times for our educational programs and special events below.

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COVID-19 Mitigation Measures: The Museum will be closed to the public at least through June 10. All affected events, programs, and venue rentals are canceled or postponed.

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 – Shamrocks   (CANCELED)
  • 3/24:  Lecture #3 (POSTPONED – NEW DATE TBD)
    Exploring the Wilds: The Violin in Early America
    Tim MacDonald – Independent Scholar
  • 3/27:  Spring Homeschool Day. (CANCELED)

APRIL

  • 4/11-12:  Easter Traditions  (CANCELED)
  • 4/21:  Lecture #4  (POSTPONED – NEW DATE TBD)
  • Virginia Beer: From Colonial Roots to Craft’s Golden Age
    Lee Graves – Independent Scholar
  • 4/24:  Spring Board of Trustees Mtg  (POSTPONED – NEW DATE TBD)
  • 4/18-24:  Wool Week  (CANCELED)

MAY

  • 5/1:  AFCF Golf Tournament (POSTPONED – NEW DATE TBD)
  • 5/2:  Summer Camp Sampler (CANCELED)
  • 5/19:  Lecture #5  (POSTPONED – NEW DATE TBD)
    Moonshine in the making? Exploring the role of alcohol in early modern Ulster and the American backcountry
    Audrey Horning – William & Mary
  • 5/23:  Historic Crafts & Trades Day (CANCELED)
  • 5/25:  Memorial Day Fair:  Pay-What-You-Will (CANCELED)

JUNE

  • 6/1-6/5: Summer Camp #1 (CANCELED)
  • 6/8-6/12: Summer Camp #2 (CANCELED)
  • 6/15-6/19: Summer Camp #3  (CANCELED)
  • 6/13: Origins Of BBQ  (CANCELED)
  • 6/16: Lecture #6 (POSTPONED – NEW DATE TBD)
    Colonial Conflict among Racial, Ethnic and Religious Groups on Virginia’s Appalachian Frontier
    Wilma Dunaway – Virginia Tech
  • 6/19: Juneteenth  (CANCELED)
  • 6/21-6/26: Summer Camp #4  (CANCELED)
  • 6/29-7/3: Summer Camp #5  (CANCELED)

JULY

  • 7/4: Independence Day:  Pay-What-You-Will
  • 7/6-7/10: Summer Camp #6  (CANCELED)
  • 7/13-7/17: Summer Camp #7  (CANCELED)
  • 7/20-7/24: Summer Camp #8  (CANCELED)
  • 7/21: Lecture #7
  • Border Wars: The Pennsylvania/Virginia Boundary Controversy
    Robert Dunkerly – National Park Service
  • 7/27-7/31: Summer Camp #8  (CANCELED)

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
  • 8/22: 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

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

  • 12/16-23: Lantern Tours