Join us on Black Friday for our Artisan Christmas Fair!

If you’re looking for something special, fun, and educational to do with the entire family during the Thanksgiving holiday, come out to the Artisan Christmas Fair at the Frontier Culture Museum!

Avoid the craziness of Black Friday shopping while finding that special gift at the Artisan Christmas Fair.  All goods are handmade buy regional artisans and craft people.

Plan to spend the entire day at the Museum!

  • Find unique holiday gifts from artisan craftspeople at our Artisan Fair
  • There will be fun and educational activities for the entire family at the Artisan Christmas Fair at the Museum
  • Learn about holiday traditions from costumed interpreters on the Museum’s many exhibits
  • Enjoy great food and entertainment on our Pavilion

Admission is FREE

  • Pay-What-You-Will!  (donations gladly accepted), so bring the entire family!
  • The Museum will be open all day with plenty of activities to keep everyone busy

Christmas Fair Activities

  • Artisan/Craft Fair  (Pavilion & Courtyard Patios)
  • Holiday-Themed Activities  (Museum Exhibits)

Activities on Museum Exhibits

  • West Africa:  Drum & dance
  • England:  Holiday Decorating
  • Ireland:  Cooking Oat Cakes
  • Germany:  Traditional Games
  • Native America:  Hide work
  • 1740s America:  Woodworking, Musket Demos
  • 1820’s America:  Making Sauerkraut
  • 1850s America:  Cooking & Food Preservation

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Erin meadows
(Eddie Edwards Signs)


“I choose to support the American Frontier Culture Foundation in an effort to help provide future generations the same opportunities, experiences and hands on learning offered at the Frontier Culture Museum that I was able to have as a child as well as continue to have as an adult. The Museum's work in continuing to expand and represent different cultures is important to our diversity of thought and evolving communities.”

Shannon Sankar (Standout Arts)


"Standout Arts loves supporting nonprofits who are making a difference within our community - and abroad.

By supporting the important work of the American Frontier Culture Foundation, we're able to help the Museum to expand its reach and maximize its impact on children and adults who visit locally as well as travel from around the globe to experience the unforgettable exhibits."

Bradley Howdyshell
(Thacker Brothers Funeral Home)


"With a life-long interest in history and historic architecture, the Museum has been a part of my life for nearly 30 years. I have witnessed wonderful experiences for children & families that are available nowhere else. Believing that we have much to learn from our past and a desire to invest in the future of our community, my company enthusiastically supports the Foundation's fundraising efforts and its mission of Bringing the Past to Life."

Dorothy Duval Nelson
(New Orleans)


"The Museum has enabled me to re-connect with and broaden my discovery of the Valley and to share these experiences with my family. Memory and identity are the avenues for my interest: where did I come from and, therefore, who am I? My family's Virginia roots are deep, and having the privilege to physically explore ancestors’ environments, taste their cooking, marvel at their clothing, respect their labor, and enter their world through the Museum’s exhibits is a gift for which I am very grateful and which I hope to perpetuate through my support."

Scarlet Whitlock


“I’ve been volunteering at the Frontier Culture Museum with the Foundation for over ten years.  The fundraisers and themed events raise donations that pay for so many children to visit the Museum. Frontier culture holds a wealth of knowledge and gives children a chance to experience other cultures they possibly never get the chance to see.  It’s the story of how we all came together.  This place is a great asset. I’m always ready to volunteer here and see people having fun at the Museum.”