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Memorial Day Weekend: Rebellions and Revolutions

May 26 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Rebellions and Revolutions

Join us at the Frontier Culture Museum for Rebellions and Revolutions this Memorial Day Weekend. Rebellions and Revolutions will bring living historians from around the country to the Frontier Culture Museum to represent the many rebel movements that have shaped, and been shaped by, American History.

On Saturday, May 25th and Sunday, May 26th, we will host reenactors on our English, Native American, 1760s, and 1850s sites. See how weapons changed throughout time and participate in an reenactment of the 1607 Enclosure Riots. Activities will be ongoing throughout the day, but be sure to check out the timed activities below to make sure you see everything!

Day of Schedule (Saturday & Sunday):

10:00 AM: “For the right to public land,” a demonstration of the militia of 1607 on the English Farm.

11:00 AM: “Liberty and Our Country,” The Irish Volunteer movement of the 1770s, Irish Farm.

12:00 PM: Pontiac’s War, a Shawnee Perspective on the Native American site.

1:00 PM: The Rifles that Defended the Frontier with Crockett’s Western Battalion on the 1760s Farm.

2:00 PM: United States Colored Troops, the Civil War through their eyes on the 1850s Farm.

3:00 PM: A Reenactment of the 1607 Enclosure Riots on the English Farm.

4:00 PM: Arms through the Ages, a demonstration of weapons through history on the Irish Farm.


Meet Our Guest Demonstrators

Talon Silverhorn is a Citizen of The Eastern Shawnee Tribe and has been an interpreter since 2007. Talon has interpreted Shawnee lifeways at historic sites and museums across the U.S. and Canada, with a focus on material culture and its connection to deeper cultural beliefs. He was the Keynote speaker for the 2022 National Association for Interpretation and has been a featured speaker for Archeological organizations, museums, and over a dozen universities.

Michelle Silverhorn is a dedicated educator and cultural interpreter from the Diné (Navajo) Nation in Arizona. With a background in interpretation that began at the age of 8, Michelle has a passion for bringing history to life and sharing her knowledge with others. Currently serving as a 4th Grade Social Studies and Science teacher for the Springfield City School District, Michelle is committed to fostering a love of learning and cultural understanding among her students. She infuses her classroom with hands-on activities and innovative teaching methods to engage young minds and inspire curiosity. Michelle’s expertise in interpretation extends beyond the classroom, as she enjoys interpreting the everyday lives of historic peoples and connecting visitors with the past.

The Hannibal Guards recreate and remember the the United States Colored Troops during the American Civil War. Learn about their struggles, their experiences, and perspectives on what it means to be American.

Hogs Island Garrison will be exploring the turbulent times of the early 17th century, including the enclosure riots.


Memorial Day Activities:

Join Crockett’s Western Battalion this Memorial Day to learn about the American Revolution on the Frontier on our 1760s farm. And at 2:30 PM on Monday, May 27, participate in a Memorial Service for men who served in the battalion. The service will begin at the 1760s settlement farm and will march behind with a fife and drum up to our historic church.


May 26
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Frontier Culture Museum
1290 Richmond Ave.
Staunton, VA 24401 United States
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