1. Log Cabin: An American Icon Guest Lecture and Book Signing – Staunton – September 22
2. School of the Musketeer – Chester – Registration Deadline (for meals) Is September 22
3. HYPE (Homeschool YMCA Physical Education) – Mechanicsville – Begins October 30

 

1. Log Cabin: An American Icon Guest Lecture and Book Signing – Staunton – September 22

Frontier Culture Museum Lecture Hall
Staunton, Virginia

Saturday, September 22, 2018, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: Lecture and book signing are free events; books for signing may be purchased.

Join author Alison Hoagland for a talk about how the log cabin served simultaneously as a basic shelter and as a symbol of a number of American values, such as ingenuity, egalitarianism, independence, and hardiness. To capture this sprawling history, the story line of this program will focus on seven specific log cabins.  Each building will be accompanied by ample illustrations and a discussion of its history, but more importantly, it will provide a hook for larger stories about the log cabin as both shelter and icon. The themes of the log cabins are immigrants bringing the log cabin to America, the log cabin as a political advantage, and the log cabin as a symbol of the frontier. Ms. Hoagland will be available for a book signing following the lecture.

 

2. School of the Musketeer – Chester – Registration Deadline (for meals) Is September 22

Henricus Historical Park
Chester, Virginia

Saturday, October 6 through Sunday, October 7, 2018. Arrival may be any time between 4 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Friday, October 5. Cost: $35/person. Cost includes barracks-style billeting, three meals on Saturday, two meals on Sunday, and participation in all classes. Registration forms must be received by September 22 in order to guarantee meals. Registrations received after the deadline will be placed on a waiting list for meals in the order that the registrations are received. (Note: there is no meal provided on Friday night, however there are several local restaurants.)

Experience an entire weekend learning about military and civilian life in the 17th century and stay overnight in recreated Henricus. Instructors and other support personnel will provide an interactive environment in 17th-century life and culture. Fire a matchlock musket, be part of a live-fire cannon crew, handle a pike, and duel swords. Learn about clothing, fire-making, and food preparation. Enjoy the evening tavern social with period dancing to end the night.

 

3. HYPE (Homeschool YMCA Physical Education) – Mechanicsville – Begins October 30

Atlee Station Family YMCA
Mechanicsville, Virginia

Tuesdays and Thursday from 11:15 a.m. to 12:10 p.m., October 30 through December 20, 2018. Cost: $75/student, ages 8 through 15. Registration is required.

In HYPE (Homeschool YMCA Physical Education) Program, kids will learn a variety of healthy behavior skills–critical in preventing child and adolescent obesity–including sports, teamwork, leadership, and more. There will be pre and post assessments based on the Presidential Youth Fitness Program.

For more information, contact Ashley Hession at hessiona@ymcarichmond.org or 804-427-9622.


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