April 22, 2023

The American Frontier Culture Foundation is hosting our first fundraiser of 2023: The American Journey 5K & Family Fun Run. Springtime is one of the most beautiful times of the year to experience the Museum. This race will take runners on a journey through history along scenic pathways and through the heart of the Frontier Culture Museum. Runners will pass by historic farms and buildings representing the people who settled on the western edge of England's North American colonies during the 18th century. The Old World exhibits show the diverse origins of American Frontier Culture; the American exhibits demonstrate how the Old World cultures and the American Indian culture influenced the environment of the early American Frontier and produced a distinct, new American culture. Don't worry about zooming past the exhibits because after the race,  admission to the Museum is complimentary on race day, for race participants.

5K (3.1 miles) Race registration opens February 8, 2023 with an early bird price of $40.00. Price increases to $45.00 day of the race.

Family Fun Run registration (Old World Loop) opens February 8, 2023 with an early bird price of $15.00 (for children 12 and under). Price increases to $20.00 day of the race. The Family Fun Run is perfect for kids!

Both races will include fantastic views, a fun race day t-shirt, a medal for top finishers,  post-race snacks and beverages, and admission to the Frontier Culture Museum!

The American Frontier Culture Foundation, incorporated in 1982 as a tax-exempt, 501(c)3 organization. We provide resources to the Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia. Thank you for your generous support. All proceeds from the 5K and Fun Run benefit the Frontier Culture Museum.

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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.”