Fall Homeschool Day – Cancelled

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This Friday’s Homeschool Day (Oct 2) has been cancelled due to deteriorating weather conditions.

Information regarding an alternative date will be posted here on our website and on our Facebook page over the next few days

Advance ticket purchasers may:

  1. Use their tickets for the rescheduled Homeschool Day (date TBD)
  2. Use their tickets for a future admission to the Frontier Culture Museum
  3. Receive a refund

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October 2, 2015

Join us on October 2, 2015 for Fall Homeschool Day at the Frontier Culture Museum from 9 AM to 5 PM.  Visit our wonderful exhibits and historical interpreters and enjoy great hands-on learning and interactive education.  Get your tickets in advance and avoid the lines!

During Fall Homeschool Day, visitors can expect to see activities such as cooking, gardening, woodworking, flax and wool spinning, rare-breed animals, schoolhouse lessons and more.

Here’s a quick overview of some of the activities scheduled for the day:

  • English Farm:
    • Wool processing
    • Garden work
    • Sheep onsite
  • West Africa:
    • Foodways
    • Basket carrying; Yam farming
    • Goats onsite
  • German Farm:
    • Noodle making
    • Well activities
    • Garden work
  • Irish Farm:
    • Grinding oats into flour using a quern
    • Making oat cakes
    • Flax processing
  • Irish Forge:
    • Craftsman onsite all day making items out of iron
  • Ganatastwi (Eastern Woodland Indian Site):
    • Games all day;
    • Grinding corn
    • Canoe work
  • 1740s American Farm:
    • Making hurdle fences
  • 1820s American Farm:
    • Draw bench demonstrations & woodworking
  • 1850s American Farm:
    • Games in the front yard all day;
    • Quilting – the start of a new quilt
  • Schoolhouse:
    • An historic school lesson will take place every half hour throughout the day

For more information please contact the Visitor Center at (540) 332-7850 or by email:  visitor.center@frontiermuseum.org.

The event will take place during our normal operating hours of 9:00am-5:00pm. This is a rain-or-shine event so please dress for the weather. Visitors are also encouraged to bring a picnic lunch to eat at the tables by the Store or main parking lot.