So You Got A New Camera for Christmas… Now What?

Did Santa bring you a new camera for Christmas? Or, do you finally want to use the one he brought you in 2010? New Date Added:  February 25 is now open If either these describes you, then please join us on February 25 for a digital photography workshop at the Frontier Culture Museum. You’ll learn some easy composition and lighting techniques to improve your photos and make them more visually engaging. You’ll also have the opportunity to put this new knowledge to immediate use at the … [Read more...]

You Can Now Support The Museum On Amazon

Here's an easy, painless, and totally free way to support the Museum! Select us as your designated Amazon Smile Charity, and Amazon will donate a portion of every purchase to the Museum. Just click on the Amazon link below, sign into your account, and select the American Frontier Culture Foundation as your charity of choice.  After that, 0.5% of every purchase you make on Amazon will be donated to the Museum at no cost to you.   … [Read more...]

The Meredith Furr Summer Camp Scholarship Fund

Sponsor A Camper for Mer .... Meredith Furr was a wonderful little girl and a member of our Frontier Culture Museum family. As many of you know, we recently lost Mer to cancer. To honor Mer, the Museum has created a scholarship program in her name. Last summer she was one of our campers and we know she’d be happy to help other kids enjoy the same opportunity. Every year, the Frontier Culture Museum hosts hundreds of kids for weeklong summer camps.  Our camps are fun and educational, … [Read more...]

Agriculture In The Classroom Seminar

Attention Educators...  On July 20th, from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, the Frontier Culture Museum will host "Sprouting Success", a professional development workshop produced by Agriculture in the Classroom (agintheclass.org). This professional development workshop will feature cross-curricular, standards-aligned lessons and resources that use Virginia agriculture and natural resources to engage PK-5 learners in science, mathematics, language arts and social studies. Participants will enjoy: … [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...]

Lantern Tours: Dec 18-23

December 18-23, 2015 Tickets Now On Sale! (click here for tickets) Join us for an after-dark tour around the Museum by lantern light this holiday season! Visitors will enjoy stories, skits, and vignettes in England, Ireland, Germany, 1820s America, and 1850s America including a Mummer's play near the Irish Forge and a horse-drawn wagon ride from the Old World to the New World. Dates:  December 18-23 Tour Times:  6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, & 8:00 pm Cost:  Adults $15.00, Children … [Read more...]

Evening of Holiday Traditions: December 5

December 5, 2015 Join us in celebrating the season on our sites with an evening of holiday traditions. Costumed staff will demonstrate Christmas traditions and customs of the past at England, Ireland, Germany, 1820s America and 1850s America. Stroll through the Museum's exhibits after hours to view traditional Holiday Decorations and learn about traditions from the past in both the Old World and America December 5, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm Advance Tickets:  Adults (18 & Older) … [Read more...]

Best Oktoberfest This Side of Bavaria!

guten Tag! Oktoberfest (the original one) has been held in Munich, Germany since 1810 and now is also celebrated in many other cities & towns around the world.   It's a major element of Bavarian culture, but if you're unable to make the trip to Germany you can enjoy the next best thing.... celebrating Oktoberfest on an actual 17th century German farm at the Frontier Culture Museum. If you'd like to combine a great festival celebration with a wonderful educational experience, we invite … [Read more...]

Vote Top 10 Endangered Artifacts 2014 Nominees

Here's the way that you can support the Frontier Culture Museum - by voting in the Virginia's Top 10 Endangered artifacts. The campaign from the Virginia Association of Museums is designed to create awareness of the importance of preserving artifacts at museums, libraries and archives throughout the Commonwealth and in the District of Columbia, and we're taking part. The Frontier Culture Museums entry is our Wampler Waggon! The Waggon, spelled with two "g's" was acquired from the … [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...]

Flax On, Flax Off

Time we all learned a bit about how Flax is harvested, processed and turned into linen.  This Saturday come out to the Museum and get some hands on experience with Flax.  There will also be weaving and spinning. Looking forward to seeing everyone here! West Africa - Garden, Site Work England - Garden, Spinning Wool Ireland - Weaving, Flax Harvesting, Flax Processing Germany - Spinning, Flax Harvest Native America - Cordage 1740 - Woodworking 1820 - Spinning, … [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...]

Wood and Shop Does It Again!

Many Thanks to Joshua and his Wood and Shop Blog! Check it out!   … [Read more...]

Fall Newsletter

Check Out The Fall Museum Education Newsletter. … [Read more...]

Blog posting from a Visitor

Check out the terrific Blog posting from Meduseld Farm!  Thanks for visiting the Museum! Meduseld Farm Blog … [Read more...]