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Frontier Culture Museum

Posted on Feb 13 2014 by admin

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 purchased in advance at www.frontiermuseum.org, or call the Visitor Center at 540-332-7850. Preregistration deadline: April […]

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Virginia Museum of the Civil War Day

Posted on Jan 27 2014 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: […]

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Northern Neck History and Culture Day

Posted on Jan 27 2014 by admin

An HEAV-Sponsored Event Location: 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster Date: Friday, May 2, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: There is no fee for the program, but preregistration is required. Download the form here. Registration: Preregister by March 21, 2014 Description: Museums, historic sites and parks located within and around the Northern neck […]

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Amazement Square Homeschool Day 2014

Posted on Jan 27 2014 by admin

An HEAV-Sponsored Event Location: 27 Ninth Street, Lynchburg Date: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $9/adult, $11/student, grades pre-k – eight Registration: No registration needed Description: Admission includes lunchroom space (Amazement Square does not provide lunch) and a day full of science experiments; art lessons; interactive lessons within our nationally […]

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Virginia Living Museum Homeschool Day 2014

Posted on Jan 27 2014 by admin

RESCHEDULED DUE TO SNOW The new date is Friday, March 7, 2014. Virginia Living Museum Homeschool Day  An HEAV-Sponsored Event Location: 524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard,. Newport News Date: Friday, March 7, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $12/adult; $7 child, ages 3-18, for self-guided visit. Registration: Preregistration is required no later than […]

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Pamplin Historical Park Homeschool Day

Posted on Jan 19 2014 by admin

An HEAV-Sponsored Event Location: 6125 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg Date: Friday, March 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost: $10.50/adult; $9/child age 6 to 18; children ages 5 and under are free. Registration: Payment in advance by credit card or check is required. Call the park at 804-861-2408; call toll free at 877-PAMPLIN; or […]

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Two-For-One Musuem Field Trip

Posted on Jan 12 2014 by admin

RESCHEDULED DUE TO SNOW The new date is Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum and Children’s Museum of Virginia An HEAV-Sponsored Event Location: 206 High Street and 221 High Street, Portsmouth Date: Tuesday, April 8, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost: $9/person, ages three to adult. Children age […]

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Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

Posted on Jan 12 2014 by admin

Homeschool Day An HEAV-Sponsored Event Location: 717 General Booth Boulevard, Virginia Beach Date: Friday, January 24, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: Aquarium Only: $10/adult and $8/child (ages two through eighteen); Aquarium plus IMAX: $12/adult and $14/child Pre-registration:. Call guest services at 757-385-0300. Walk-ins are welcome. Description: Discover the amazing underwater world at […]

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A Day of History

Posted on Oct 15 2013 by admin

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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Virginia Air and Space Center

Posted on Aug 8 2013 by admin

Virginia Air and 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: Thursday, September 26, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $1 per person;  add an IMAX movie for $5. Registration: Preregistration deadline is September 24. Contact […]

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Isle of Wight Homeschool Day

Posted on Jan 19 2013 by admin

Isle of Wight County Museum An HEAV-Sponsored Event Location: 103 Main Street, Smithfield Date: Friday, April 11, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: The event is free, but registration is required. Registration: For more information, e-mail tneikirk@isleofwightus.net, or visit www.historicisleofwight.com. Description: Take a progressive tour of various sites and experience a wide variety […]

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Homeschoolers Link to the Past

Posted on Oct 11 2012 by admin

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, to an Irish forge and cottage–students learned what it would be like to raise a […]

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Living History – Natural Beauty

Posted on Oct 9 2012 by admin

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 the King of England and came to the bridge often during his presidency to reflect […]

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Biltmore Fall Festival a Success!

Posted on Oct 1 2012 by admin

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, family and guest bedrooms, kitchens, and servants’ quarters. Homeschoolers viewed beautiful walled gardens, rolling fields, […]

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Convention 2011: Enjoy the Pictures!

Posted on Sep 25 2011 by

Thanks to Seth Fisher (Through My Lens Photography) and Philippe Monk (HEAV/Living Story Photography), we have some wonderful pictures of the 2011 Virginia Homeschool Convention to share with you! We hope they bring back lots of memories, and that the inspiration and encouragement you received at the convention is carrying on into your new school […]

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Homeschool Day at the Capitol Photos

Posted on Mar 29 2011 by Yvonne Bunn

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 homeschool father Doug Domenech warmly greeted homeschoolers on behalf of Governor McDonnell and read the […]

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Legislative Homeschool Day at the Capitol

Posted on Feb 22 2011 by Yvonne Bunn

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 the General Assembly, be recognized in both the House and the Senate, and participate in […]

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Attending HEAV Events

Posted on Feb 16 2011 by Yvonne Bunn

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 museum events? Do I have to be an HEAV member? A. Not at all–you are […]

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A Fun-Filled Homeschool Day at Nauticus!

Posted on Feb 7 2011 by Yvonne Bunn

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 observing their behaviors. View and download photos in Picasa. Students admired and touched sea creatures, […]

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Homeschool Day at Mount Vernon

Posted on Nov 17 2010 by Yvonne Bunn

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 and one from Alabama–were surprised and delighted to find they could share in our homeschool […]

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HEAV Bike-a-Thon & Homeschool Day at Berkeley Plantation

Posted on Nov 10 2010 by Yvonne Bunn

The cool, fall day was perfect for the HEAV Bike-a-Thon from Charles City Courthouse to Berkeley Plantation–the site of our nation’s first Thanksgiving in 1619. Visiting the historic plantation and its beautifully maintained grounds on the James River was like stepping back into another time. Some families both biked and toured the plantation–others just came […]

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Homeschool Day at Frontier Culture Museum

Posted on Nov 10 2010 by Yvonne Bunn

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, Germany, and Africa. Each group brought their own ways of farming and their own customs […]

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Homeschool Q&A: Membership Cards at HEAV Homeschool Days

Posted on Nov 3 2010 by Yvonne Bunn

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. In order to attend the many Homeschool Day events planned by HEAV, do you need to have an HEAV membership card to show you are a member and a […]

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Homeschool Day at the State Fair – Feedback Needed

Posted on Oct 13 2010 by

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 any other needed adjustments. Your input is GREATLY appreciated! We were surprised that it wasn’t […]

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Homeschool Day at the Virginia Air & Space Center Photos

Posted on Oct 13 2010 by Yvonne Bunn

Last Wednesday (October 6), more than 1,000 homeschoolers and their parents came to the Virgina Air & Space Center in Hampton to learn about flight and space exploration. This HEAV-sponsored event included a special presentation by NASA astronaut Susan Kilrain. NASA scientists and space center volunteers also provided many hands-on stations for science experiments and […]

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Free Homeschool Q&A – Barnes & Noble Educator Appreciation Days

Posted on Oct 11 2010 by

Barnes & Noble Educator Appreciation Days are in process through Sunday, October 17. Educators receive a 25% discount on most resources during appreciation days (rather than the normal 20%). As an added bonus, educators get 10% off most CDs and DVDs. Simply present an Educator Discount Card (available with proof of schooling status at stores […]

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Free Homeschool Q&A Workshops at Barnes & Noble

Posted on Apr 9 2010 by

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 brief overview of homeschooling in Virginia, then ask questions of homeschool veterans. Invite new homeschoolers […]

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