Virginia Museum of the Civil War Day

Posted on Jan 27 2014 in Events by admin

An HEAV-Sponsored Event

Location: 8895 George Collins Parkway, New Market

Date: Saturday, March 22, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost (special rates for homeschoolers): $3/person, ages six to adult

Registration: Register by calling 866-515-1864 or by visiting the website at http://www2.vmi.edu/museum/nm/index.html.

Registration opens January 13, 2014. Space is limited, so register early.

Description: This 2014 Homeschool Day will offer hands-on learning experiences for all ages!

* Join the Confederate Army and learn to drill.
* Dance the Virginia Reel.
* Try 19th-century games and crafts.
* Watch the Emmy-award winning film Field of Lost Shoes.
* Peruse displays on wildlife and protecting our waterways.

Enjoy the spectacular views of the Shenandoah River from the overlooks–you may even spot the park’s resident bald eagles, wild turkeys, deer, and other wildlife! Have a lunch of sandwiches and home-baked goodies from the food booth. Visit the General’s Store for a great selection of books and other items to further your educational goals as well as souvenirs of your visit.

For more information, visit the website or contact Ms. Stacey Nadeau, historical interpreter, at 866-515-1864, or nadeausr@vmi.edu.

 Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/qy1N6

From the north:

Take Exit 264 off I-81. Turn right onto Route 211 West.

Take immediate right onto Route 305 (George Collins Parkway). Continue one mile through the park entrance gate. Bear left to the circular, distinctive Virginia Museum of the Civil War.

 

From the south:

Take Exit 264 off I-81. Turn left onto Route 211 West.

Proceed under I-81 approximately one-quarter mile. Take a right onto Route 305 (George Collins Parkway). Continue one mile through the park entrance gate. Bear left to the circular, distinctive Virginia Museum of the Civil War.

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