Thursday, March 24, 2011

Virginia home school day at New Market Battlefield

When we first moved back to Virginia and joined the local home school group, our very first field trip was to the New Market Battlefield on HEAV's Home School Day.

That day we met local home schoolers who became lifelong friends, and my children met friends who remain friends to this day although they have all grown up over the past 15 years. It was a wonderful introduction to Virginia home schooling and provided friends for my children and me.

An HEAV-Sponsored Event!

Location: New Market in the Shenandoah Valley
Date: Saturday, March 26, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Special Homeschool Day Rate: $3/person (ages 6 and older)
Registration: Registration is available at or by calling 866-515-1864. Space is limited, so register early.
Description: This 2011 Homeschool Day will offer hands-on learning experiences for all ages!
  • Join the Confederate Army and learn to drill.
  • Dance the Virginia Reel.
  • Try 19th-century games and crafts.
  • Watch the Emmy-award winning film Field of Lost Shoes.
  • Peruse displays on wildlife and protecting our waterways.
Enjoy the spectacular views of the Shenandoah River from the overlooks--you may even spot the park’s resident bald eagles, wild turkeys, deer, and other wildlife! 

Educational offerings will also include information on enrollment and life in the Corps of Cadets provided by the Virginia Military Institute.

Co-sponsored by HEAV; Chick-Fil-A Restaurant of Harrisonburg, Virginia (; and Green Valley Book Fair (

For more information, visit the website (, or contact Ms. Stacey Nadeau, historical interpreter, at 866-515-1864 (toll free), 540-740-8124 (local), or

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