The Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, VA had Homeschool Day last Friday. It’s a hands-on, outdoor museum with farms and homes from different eras and countries. They have a West African village, an Irish farm, an English farm, a German farm, and a few American farms from different time periods. The point is to show the different contributions and development of the area. One woman we talked to said that, with the exception of the mud huts representing West Africa, all of the buildings are originals, rebuilt (not replicated) from pieces shipped to the museum. Just like at Williamsburg, there are characters stationed in each area to teach the kids about the time period and culture and give them opportunities to participate. It was a nice day and we spent several hours walking around. I’m glad we went early because we got to do everything and hear all of the presentations, but by the time we were leaving, it was packed. Staunton seemed like a cute town and that valley is just gorgeous. I can’t wait to return.
MOM: Just click on the pictures to make them bigger.