Winter Activities Schedule

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Lots of Activity This Winter at the Frontier Culture Museum

2016 Winter Program!

January 4th – March 13th, 2016
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Special Tours, Activities, and Programs

Throughout the winter, the Museum will feature a wide range of special programs. Our interpretive staff will provide hands-on activities, presentations and tours that illustrate daily life for European and West African populations who migrated to the early American frontier.

Pre-Registration is Required For Winter Tours
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Annual Passes Honored (click here to get your pass)

 

Two programs will be held each day, the first at 10:00 a.m. and the second at 1:00 p.m.  Each program will be 2 hours in length and different topics will be covered throughout the week. Please review the schedule below for topics, days and times.

Schedule of Activities

Beginning January 4th, 2016
Note – All activities begin at the Museum’s Welcome Center. Activities are subject to change, so please call ahead if you’re interested in a specific program or activity.

A Sewing Lesson

A Sewing Lesson

Learning To Spin

Learning To Spin

Monday:  Historic Clothing
All Day     Demonstrations of clothes making and uses of textiles in American frontier life.
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon    Presentation and guided tour examines the style and role of clothing in Old World and American frontier life.
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.   Presentation and guided tour (same as 10:00 a.m. tour).
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Making Tools

Tuesday:  Domestic Tools
All Day     Demonstrations of broom making and other domestic tools (morning); West African crafts (afternoon).
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon    Guided tour explores traditional lighting methods and domestic tools.
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.    Presentation and tour examines the slave trade & settling the back country.
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School’s In Session!

Wednesday:  Children’s Activities
All Day     Demonstrations of toy making; School activities such as handwriting , slate boards, and the making of journals.
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon    Kid’s tour features animal visits and games (parents too).
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.     Kid’s tour (same as 10:00 a.m. tour).
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Weaving in Ireland

Weaving in Ireland

Thursday:  Eastern Woodlands Indians
All Day     Demonstrations illustrate crafts, cordage, and tools of the Eastern Woodlands Indian.
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon   Settling the backcountry. An in-depth tour of Ganatastwi (Indian site) and the 1740’s Settlement.
1:00 p.m. – 3:00     Same as 10:00 a.m. tour.

 

Mat Weaving

Mat Weaving

Musical Trio

Musical Trio

Friday:  Traditional Music / Tool Making
All Day     Demonstrations of tool making (am) and music (pm).
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon     Presentation and tour showcases the roots of American music on the frontier.
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.     Guided tour examines architecture and materials culture.

 

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Corn Cakes

Draw Bench

Draw Bench

Saturday:  Woodworking / Foodways
All Day     Demonstrations of woodworking  including gate-making, use of the draw bench, and wood turning.
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon    Foodways tour explores recipes, food preparation and preservation methods used by frontier settlers and their ancestry.
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.    Kid’s tour featuring animal visits and games (parents too).

Sunday:  General Tours
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Self-guided tours  (Pricing: Pay What You Will)
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Guided tours depart the Welcome Center every 30 minutes (last tour begins at 3:30 p.m.)

Additional Information:

  • The West African Exhibit will be closed December 1st – March 7th  (for weatherization)
  • Museum Offices are closed on all Commonwealth of Virginia state holidays.
  • For more information or to contact museum staff, please call (540) 332-7850.