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Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia

Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia

What is an American? What is American Culture? Why are we who we are today? The answer lies in the past. Explore 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries cultures, learn about the frontier experiences of peoples, and understand how Americans became Americans.

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    Frontier Culture Museum

    Frontier Culture Museum

    An outdoor living-history Museum that brings the past to life!

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    1700s West African Farm

    1700s West African Farm

    African customs, traditions, food- and folkways, and skill sets shaped American Culture!

  • 3.

    1600s English Farm

    1600s English Farm

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    1700s Irish Forge

    1700s Irish Forge

    Working iron: watch the blacksmith weld, temper, and hammer.

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    1700s Irish Farm

    1700s Irish Farm

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    1700s German Farm

    1700s German Farm

    Actually, Rhinelanders--not Germans!

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    1700s Ganatastwi

    1700s Ganatastwi

    They are Wigwams! Not Tipis!!!

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    1740s Settlement Cabin

    1740s Settlement Cabin

    Log Cabins, Land, and Labor!!!

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    1820s American Farm

    1820s American Farm

    Where is the frontier?

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    1850s American Farm

    1850s American Farm

    Blended Cultures!

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    1840s Schoolhouse

    1840s Schoolhouse

    Go to school--if the seasons allow it!

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    Mount Tabor United Methodist Church

    Mount Tabor United Methodist Church

    "The most segregated time in American life..."

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