Germanna Heritage Tour: Frontier Culture Museum

Friday, July 13 2018, 7:45 AM - 4:00 PM [EST]

791 Madison Road, Culpeper, VA, United States

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Friday, July 13 2018, 7:45 AM - 4:00 PM [EST]

About the Event

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..

Cancellation policy

Sorry, no cancellation refunds after June 25, 2018. Cancellation refunds subject to a $20 administrative fee. R

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The Germanna Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to exploring the Colonial Virginia frontier via the historic 1714 Fort Germanna and its German colonists and their descendants. It is located at the Fort Germanna Visitor Center In Locust Grove, VA, between Fredericksburg and Culpeper. Behind the Visitor Center is our 170-acre Siegen Forest nature and hiking trails along the Rapidan River. The Foundation conducts archaeological exploration and conservation, genealogical research and publishing, and historic preservation and interpretation. Its Archaeology Program, run by a professional archaeologist and his team of archaeology student interns, conducts digs during the summer at the original Fort Germanna site seeking to locate remains of the actual five-sided fort and its walls. They also study the remains of Alexander Spotswood's "Enchanted Castle" on the same site. The Germanna Foundation owns and maintains several historic sites and properties, such as Salubria Manor, that were part of or closely connected to the Germanna colonies, the town of Germanna, and the other early colonial Virginia settlements and towns in the Piedmont area of Virginia. For more information about the Foundation, go to its website: GERMANNA.org.

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Katharine Brown, PhD

Germanna Foundation Trustee

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