The Frontier Culture Museum is an outdoor, living-history museum and a Commonwealth of Virginia educational institution. The Museum currently features 11 permanent, outdoor exhibits comprised of original and reconstructed farm buildings from West Africa, England, Ireland, Germany, and Virginia. The exhibits are carefully researched and documented, and many of them are original buildings that were dismantled and transported to the Museum for restoration and reconstruction.
The Museum’s exhibits serve as the settings for interpretative and educational programs designed to increase public knowledge of the diverse Old World origins of early immigrants to America, of how these immigrants lived in their homelands, how they came to America, and how the way-of-life they created together on the early American frontier has shaped the success of the United States. The Museum’s future plans include the addition of number of outdoor exhibits that will include a working grist mill and a mid-1800s American village.
The Frontier Culture Museum offers education programs to suit the needs of all ages, from kindergarten to college and beyond. Each program is designed to complement classroom learning and to support a range of Virginia Standards of Learning. Most programs are presented at our outdoor exhibits, but several can be brought directly to your school and classroom via our “Outreach Program”. Hands-on activities vary with the seasons, and weather conditions can impact the availability of some programs.
Should you not see a program that meets your needs, please contact the Museum and our staff will work with you to develop one that does. Please allow at least two (2) weeks for the preparation of custom programs.
- A poster is available for your classroom. Please contact us at 540.332.7850 if you’d like to receive one.