Spring Homeschool Day – 2017

Join us for Spring Homeschool Day at the Frontier Culture Museum.  Visit our wonderful exhibits with historical interpreters, and enjoy great hands-on learning and interactive education.
Tickets available at the Welcome Center upon arrival!

Date:  Friday, March 24, 2017
Time:  9 AM – 5 PM
Advance Tickets:  $5 Adults; $3 Child; 5 & Under Free
At-the-Door Tickets:  $7 Adults; $5 Child; 5 & Under Free
Annual Pass holders get in free!

During Spring Homeschool Day, visitors will 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:

Hands-On Learning on the Irish Farm

  • West Africa:
    • Drums: 10:00-12:00, 2:00-4:00
    • Yam Farming
    • Goats (the really cute ones)
  • English Farm:
    • Meet the Animals (cows & sheep): 10:00-11:00
    • Spring Tonic
  • Irish Forge:
    • Blacksmith onsite all day making items out of iron

      Making iron tools at the Irish Forge

      Making Iron Tools at the Irish Forge

  • Irish Farm:
    • Weaving 10:00-12:00
    • Irish Music: 1:00-3:00
  • German Farm:
    • Folk Tales 10:00-11:00, 3:00-4:00
    • Keglespiel (bowling)
  • Ganatastwi (Eastern Woodland Indian Site):
    • Games 10:00-12:00, 1:30-3:30
    • Hide Work 2:00-4:00
  • 1740s American Farm:
    • Woodworking10:00-12:00, 2:00-4:00
    • Frontier Medicine 11:00-1:00
    • Quoits
  • 1820s American Farm
    • Foodways – A Quire of Paper, a Lenten Dish
  • 1850s American Farm:
    • Meet the Animals (a pig and a horse) 3:00-4:00
    • Games & Toys

Traditional Food Preparation

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.

A Sewing Lesson during Homeschool Day

A Sewing Lesson during