Henricus Historical Park

Win a Family Membership! Henricus is giving away a one-year, family membership for two adults and six children! Henricus Historical Park re-creates everyday 17th-century life in the Citie of Henricus, the second successful English settlement in the New World, an…

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Benefits of Group Classes

By Kyndra Steinmann   This year, the three big children have been taking a combination swimming and gym class for homeschoolers at our local YMCA. I had initially decided this would be a good idea as YMCA swim lessons are…

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Getting Connected

Q. I’m planning to homeschool in January. What is the best way to get my questions answered, connect with other homeschoolers, and find out about homeschool events? A. Connecting with other homeschoolers is a great way to begin. Not only…

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Summertime Schooling in Southwest Virginia

A Things to Do and Places to Go around the Commonwealth Series – Part 4 – Southwest VA If you have been following my series of Summertime Schooling, that you will know that so far we have covered: Summer Time…

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Summertime Schooling in Northern Virginia

Things to Do and Places to Go around the Commonwealth Series – Part 3 – Northern VA Welcome back to Summertime Schooling Series. As the end of summer approaches, many people are thinking and planning for back to homeschool, and…

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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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Summertime Schooling in Central Virginia

A Things to Do and Places to Go around the Commonwealth Series – Part 2 – Central VA Let’s start this part of the series with a summertime tip – be sure to take it easy. Even if it’s just…

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Summertime Schooling in Eastern Virginia

A Things to Do and Places to Go Around the Commonwealth Series – Part 1 Eastern Virginia by Michelle Crooker One of the great things about homeschooling is that homeschoolers can plan to take trips when other kids are back in…

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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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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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Ages for Field Trips

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. I’m new to homeschooling and am looking for activities for my high school student….

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