The three Germanna Heritage Tours that take place on Friday, July 13, 2018 are part of the four-day Germanna on the Frontier Reunion and Conference. If you would like to sign up for ALL four days of the reunion/conference, please instead register here: http://events.eventzilla.net/e/61st-germanna-foundation-4day-reunion-2138943234.
Seats on the bus tour are limited and have sold out in the past so please register early. Participants should wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to walk up to half a mile, climb stairs, and stand. Boarding begins 15 minutes before departure and tours will depart on time to ensure adherence to the tour schedules for the convenience of hosts at various stops.
• HERITAGE TOUR: Frontier Culture Museum Tour
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Travel to the Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia at Staunton with its former Director of Research and Collections (Germanna Trustee Katharine Brown) as guide.
At this living history outdoor museum, you will visit original, authentic 18th century farmhouses brought from the European cultures that settled the colonial American frontier: England, Germany, and Ireland, see reproductions of African and Native American settlements, and see original Virginia farm houses as those cultures blended in the early 19th century.
You will experience how YOUR Germanna ancestors lived in Germany and in America. Special emphasis will be placed on the German farm from the Palatinate, not far from villages from which Germanna settlers emigrated.
Total amount of walking in the day is about ¾ of a mile. A few golf carts are available for those with some walking difficulty. Box lunch and museum admission are included.
Please visit www.frontiermuseum.org before registering for this tour..