Calendar of Events – 2021

EVENT SCHEDULE   APRIL 3-4: Easter weekend 24-30: Wool Week.   First two days marketed towards general public for the weekend with a textile focus, school focus on the weekdays. This is when we will re-staff the farms for the season. May 4-7: Homeschool days/week. May 29-31: Memorial day weekend. interpreter activities augmented by small reenactor military timeline (because it’s a military holiday) June 19: Juneteenth. Details TBD. July 3-4: 4th of July Weekend. Not exclusively … [Read more...]

Is the Oktoberfest All About Beer?

It’s that time of year again when the days are getting colder, the leaves are changing color, and pumpkin-flavored products are everywhere. A new school year is underway, the NFL dominates Sunday TV, and some people are already thinking about Thanksgiving and Christmas—and all the other stuff they can make taste like pumpkin. It’s also the time of year for Oktoberfest all across these United States. With the Craft Beer Revolution, small and large breweries, local neighborhoods and communities, … [Read more...]

The Difference Between Lammas and Llamas

The business of bringing the past to life is always interesting and, sometimes, tricky. This is especially true when you learn something new about the past, such as, for example, an old folk holiday a couple of the cultures the Frontier Culture Museum represents celebrated long ago and brought to America, but is now nearly forgotten. Then, when you are really in the mood to cause confusion and consternation, you put an event on the calendar and name it after this old, forgotten holiday, and … [Read more...]

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 ( 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...]

Toddler & Preschooler Frontier Time Continues Through The Summer!

The popular Toddler & Preschooler Frontier Time program will continue throughout the summer. New dates & themes have been added and reservations are now being accepted via the Welcome Center at 540-332-7850 Date:  Saturday Mornings Session Times:  9:00 am, 10:00 am, and 11:00 am Ages:  2-5 Years Old (a parent must accompany each child) Program Structure:  30 minutes of structured activity followed by 30 minutes of free time or exhibit visits Location:  Dairy Barn Education … [Read more...]

Lots of Fun Activities This Saturday 4/30

This Saturday is our annual Spring Homeschool Day at the Frontier Culture Museum.  But don't let the name fool you... You don't have to be homeschooled to come on Saturday to see the wonderful exhibits and historical interpreters.  Everyone can enjoy great hands-on learning and interactive education. Did we mention that ticket prices are discounted by 50% on Saturday?  Get your tickets in advance and avoid the lines! Date:  Saturday, April 30, 2016 Time:  9 AM – 5 PM Advance Tickets:  $5 … [Read more...]

Coopering Demonstrations this Weekend 4/16 & 4/17

The Museum will be hosting coopering demonstrations by Marshall Scheetz this Saturday and Sunday on the German Farm exhibit. Master Cooper, Marshall Scheetz is a Virginia based tradesman/artist who served a six-year apprenticeship under a traditional master cooper. Inspired by historical research, he practices tight, dry, and white coopering and creates accurate reproductions of period cooperage including hogsheads, barrels, firkins, butter churns, tubs, piggins, buckets, along with art work … [Read more...]