Four Secrets for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

by Daniel Craig The basics of entrepreneurship―responsibility, initiative, and ownership―are essential, not just for Fortune 500 business owners, but also for any young person getting started in life. A generation ago, these basics wouldn’t have been considered unique; today, they…

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The Mariners’ Museum

Homeschool Day An HEAV-Sponsored Event Location: 100 Museum Drive, Newport News Date: Friday, October 17, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: Before October 10: $12/member; $15/nonmember After October 10: $15/ member; $20/nonmember Ages five and under are free,…

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Frontier Culture Museum

Fall Homeschool Day An HEAV-Sponsored Event!   Location: 1290 Richmond Road, Staunton, Virginia Date: Friday, October 3, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: Until October 1: $3/student and $5/adult if purchased in advance; $5/student and $7/adult if purchased at…

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Luray Caverns

Home Educators Week An HEAV-Sponsored Event!   Location:  101 Cave Hill Road, Luray, Virginia 22835 (970 U.S. Highway 211 West) Date: Monday, November 10, 2014, through Sunday, November 16, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (5 p.m. Saturday and…

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Mount Vernon

Homeschool Days at Mount Vernon An HEAV-Sponsored Event!   Location: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, Virginia.  Historic Mount Vernon is located16 miles south of Washington, D.C., and 8 miles south of Old Town, Alexandria, on the banks of the…

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Virginia Air and Space Center

Virginia Air & Space Center Homeschool Appreciation Day An HEAV-Sponsored Event!   Location: Virginia Air and Space Center, 600 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton, Virginia. Get directions here. Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $2 per…

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Homeschool Day at the Biltmore Estate

13th Annual Fall Homeschool Festival at the Biltmore An HEAV-Sponsored Event!    Location: Biltmore Estate, 1 Approach Road, Asheville, North Carolina Date: Thursday, September 18-19, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $22/person ages 4 and up; free for children…

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Frontier Culture Museum

Spring Homeschool Day An HEAV-Sponsored Event! Location: 1290 Richmond Road, Staunton, Virginia Date: Friday, May 2, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $3/student; $5/adult, if preregistering; $5/student; $7 adult, when purchased at the door Registration: Tickets may be…

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A Day of History

A sunny, fall day was a fantastic backdrop for the 1,101 homeschoolers who attended Homeschool Day at the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton last Friday (October 4)! Enjoy the slideshow below! Share/Bookmark

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Homeschoolers Link to the Past

During Fall Homeschool Day at the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, Virginia, hundreds of homeschoolers learned about the different cultures that made up America in the early days of our nation. From a West African farm, to an English farm,…

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Living History – Natural Beauty

Homeschoolers were amazed at the magnificent beauty of Natural Bridge. The Monacan Indians named it the “Bridge of God.” A youthful George Washington surveyed Natural Bridge and carved his initials high on the rock wall. Thomas Jefferson purchased it from…

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Biltmore Fall Festival a Success!

Homeschoolers from Virginia and North Carolina gathered last week in Ashville, North Carolina, for the 11th Annual Homeschool Festival at the Biltmore, a special event co-sponsored by HEAV. Self-guided tours of the 250-room Biltmore home included the towering banquet hall,…

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Homeschool Day at the Capitol Photos

Homeschoolers spent a day at the Capitol learning how our state government works. The day started at the Library of Virginia, where they picked up tour tickets and began the day with some special presentations. Secretary of Natural Resources and…

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Legislative Homeschool Day at the Capitol

Although snow was falling in some parts of Virginia, it was a brisk, sunny day in Richmond for HEAV’s Legislative Homeschool Day at the Capitol. Homeschooled students and their parents were able to visit their legislators, view live action in…

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Attending HEAV Events

This post is part of a series titled, “Homeschool Q&A.” The series features questions we’ve received from parents on a variety of topics–and the answers! Q. Do I have to come with a group to attend HEAV-sponsored field trips or…

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A Fun-Filled Homeschool Day at Nauticus!

On January 18, 2011, homeschooled students explored the power of the sea at Nauticus’ Homeschool Day. Nauticus offered a variety of special programs, from taking guided tours of the battleship Wisconsin’s main deck to learning cool facts about sharks while…

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Homeschool Day at Mount Vernon

HEAV’s Homeschool Day at Mount Vernon was our largest homeschool field trip ever–more than 2,500 homeschoolers visited Mount Vernon on November 5! Families came from Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and several other states. Two homeschool families–one from Nebraska…

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Homeschool Day at Frontier Culture Museum

In late October, beautiful fall foliage and a crisp breeze welcomed hundreds of homeschool families to the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton. Parents and students learned about the different countries from which the early settlers came–places such as Ireland, England,…

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Homeschool Day at the State Fair – Feedback Needed

If you attended the HEAV-sponsored Homeschool Day at the State Fair, please let us know what you thought by commenting below or by e-mailing office@heav.org. We use feedback to help us decide which events to offer again and to make…

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Free Homeschool Q&A Workshops at Barnes & Noble

HEAV has arranged to offer Homeschool Q&A workshops at select Barnes & Noble stores next week as part of their Educator Appreciation Week being held April 10 through April 18 (see this Update item for details). Come listen to a…

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