Banjo Strings and Drinking Gourds: How American Culture Came To Be

The Podcast of the Frontier Culture Museum

Another way for you to enjoy the Frontier Culture Museum is via our NEW podcast entitled, “Banjo Strings and Drinking Gourds: How American Culture Came To Be“.  
 
Through this ongoing series, we’ll be covering historic topics such as medicine, architecture, and art.    You’ll also get a behind-the-scenes look at a living history museum.
 
You can listen to the Frontier Culture Museum podcast on your computer, phone, or tablet. Our twice per month podcast can be found on Spotify, Google and Apple podcasts.
 
Google Podcast Link:  https://podcasts.google.com
 
 
 
 

Podcast #9

Revisiting Virginia’s Frontier Icon: Black Lives at Natural Bridge, from Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson, to The Green Book

Eric Wilson
Executive Director, Rockbridge Historical Society; Director for History Museums, Virginia Association of Museums

Lecture Abstract & Video – Coming Soon
Release Date: January, 2021

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Lecture #8

Moonshine – Blue Ridge Style: The History and Culture of Untaxed Liquor in the Mountains of Virginia

Bethany Worley
Director, Blue Ridge Institute and Museum

Lecture Abstract & Video – Coming Soon
Release Date: January, 2021

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Lecture #7

Road to Everywhere, Road to Nowhere: Exploring Later Use of the Great Wagon Road on the Westmoreland Farm, Winston-Salem, NC

Rachel Sites, PhD
Historical Interpreter & Independent Scholar

Lecture Abstract & Video

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Lecture #6

Moonshine in the Making? Exploring the role of alcohol in early modern Ulster and the American backcountry

Audrey Horning,
College of William & Mary

Lecture Abstract & Video
Released: December 30, 2020

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Forging an American Identity Through Clay: Ceramics and the Early American Frontier

Brenda Hornsby Heindl,
Independent Scholar

Lecture Abstract & Video
Released: December 8, 2020

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Lecture #4

Unfree Labor in early English Virginia

Steven A. Harris-Scott, George Mason University

Lecture Abstract & Video
Released: November 10, 2020

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Lecture #3

Border Wars: The Pennsylvania/Virginia Boundary Controversy

Robert Dunkerly, NPS Park Ranger

Lecture Abstract & Video
Released: October 22, 2020

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Lecture #2


Farms, Mills, and Shops:  An Overview of Economic Activity in the Shenandoah Valley, 1750-1850

Ken Koons, Professor of History, Virginia Military Institute 

Lecture Abstract & Videos
Recorded: February 18: 7:00 pm

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Lecture #1

Frontier Iron: Historical Iron-Making On The Frontier

Norm Scott, Author & Independent Scholar

Lecture Abstract & Video
Recorded: Tuesday, January 21: 7:00 pm

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