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April 26, 2012

1.1 Education Day at Drewry’s Bluff – Chesterfield – Register by May 4
1.2 Homeschool Day – Isle of Wight County – Register by May 10
1.3 Tell Me a Story – Smithfield – May 14 and June 11 (Second Mondays)
1.4 Cupcakes with the Curator – Smithfield – May 16
1.5 Article – How Much Is Your “Homeschooling Mom” Job Worth?

 

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1.1 Education Day at Drewry’s Bluff – Chesterfield – Register by May 4

Richmond National Battlefield Park – Drewry’s Bluff
7600 Fort Darling Road
Chesterfield, VA

Monday, May 14, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Drewry’s Bluff Education Day is free. Register by Friday, May 4, 2012.

Visit stations manned by the USMC Historical Company, National Park Rangers, and living history units. Explore the fort and learn about the battle of Drewry’s Bluff. Meet Marines and understand the role of Marines during the battle. Hear about the Navy during the Civil War and the role it played at Drewry’s Bluff. See a demonstration of the use of small arms, talk to an engineer to learn about science and technology, watch a demonstration on the use of artillery, and learn how the National Park Service is commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Groups will rotate through six history stations.

See the website for more information about the battlefield; for questions or to register, contact Ranger Pat Ferrell at patrice_ferrell@nps.gov or 804-771-2018.

www.nps.gov/rich/index.htm

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1.2 Homeschool DayIsle of Wight County - Register by May 10

Isle of Wight County Museum
103 Main Street
Smithfield, VA

Boykin’s Tavern
17130 Monument Circle
Isle of Wight, VA

Fort Boykin
7410 Fort Boykin Trail
Isle of Wight, VA

Fort Huger
15080 Talcott Terrace
Isle of Wight, VA

Carrollton-Nike Park
13036 Nike Park Road
Carrollton, VA

Friday, May 11, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free and includes supplies; suitable for all ages. Register by 4 p.m., May 10.

Isle of Wight County’s Historic Resources Division will host a day for homeschoolers at its historic sites. Homeschoolers of all ages can visit the venues for a selection of fun and engaging activities that highlight the area and Virginia sociological, agricultural, archaeological, cultural, military, and natural history. While the day “officially” begins at the Isle of Wight County Museum at 10 a.m., you may visit any of the sites during the hours listed.

See the website for more information, or contact tneikirk@isleofwightus.net. Register with J.L. Williams at jwilliams@isleofwightus.net or 757-357-0115.

www.historicisleofwight.com

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1.3 Tell Me a Story – Smithfield – May 14 and June 11 (Second Mondays)

Isle of Wight County Museum
103 Main Street
Smithfield, VA

Monday, May 14 and June 11, 2012, from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; story times are held on the second Monday of each month. Admission to the museum is free. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The museum is closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Tell Me a Story is free and open to the public; reservations are not required, although groups of 10 or more are asked to contact the museum prior to the event.

Tell Me a Story is a monthly program designed to introduce youngsters to the symbols of Isle of Wight County through books, games, and crafts. The event is designed for children ages three to five and their families.

For more information, contact the Isle of Wight County Museum at 757-356-1223 or jwilliams@isleofwightus.net

www.historicisleofwight.com

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1.4 Cupcakes with the Curator – Smithfield – May 16

Isle of Wight County Museum
103 Main Street
Smithfield, VA

Wednesday, May 16, 2012, from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. This quarterly program will be followed by similar programs on September 12 and December 12. Free; no registration is required. Bring your lunch and the museum will supply dessert.

Typewriters, flamethrowers, spurs, signs, salt bricks, and hog-bristle scrapers–what else is in the museum’s closet? The museum’s curator will pull an item from the collection to discuss its significance. Interpreting local history, the museum’s exhibits include prehistoric fossils, Native American and Colonial artifacts, a country store, and the museum’s most notable artifact–the world’s oldest, edible cured ham. The 1902 pork product exemplifies the patented Smithfield curing process.

For more information, contact the Isle of Wight County Museum at 757-356-1223 or jwilliams@isleofwightus.net.

www.historicisleofwight.com

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1.5 Article – How Much Is Your “Homeschooling Mom” Job Worth?

In a topic that has hit the news lately about the dollar value of a stay-at-home-mom (SAHM), you can use this Salary.com gadget to customize an estimate of your imaginary salary. It even considers how many kids, their ages, and the hours spent as a teacher! Kids and dads, you can print out a “paycheck” and present it with the usual cards, flowers, or gifts for Mother’s Day and show her how much she is really worth to YOU.

www.salary.com/what-s-a-mom-worth-in-2012

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