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...]

Children’s Easter Workshop (3/26)

Join us on March 26th for a fun and educational children’s workshop in which the participants learn about Easter traditions from England, Germany, and early America. Participants decorate traditional Easter Eggs, take part in an Egg Hunt, make small hot cross buns, play games, and watch the burning of the fire wheel at the end of the day! Date:  March 26, 2016 Time: 1:00 pm–4:00 pm Ages 5-8 : Drop off & pick up location:  Education Room, 1st floor of Dairy Barn (Limit: 30) Ages … [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 Programs & Activities

2015 is Over! A big "thank you" to everyone who helped make 2015 a successful year!  We hope you were able to visit the Museum this past year to enjoy the many living history programs, activities and events that support the Museum's mission. 2016 is Here! Not everyone knows that the Museum is open year-round, and in fact there are a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities scheduled for January and February.  Most activities will begin indoors at the Museum's Welcome Center and include … [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...]

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...]

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...]