Revolutionary War Encampment

Living in the good old state of Virginia provides us with so many opportunities for living history education. I almost missed this opportunity but got notification of it in my email this morning. This is not very good notice, but I wanted to pass it on in case anybody was still looking for cool, FREE [...]

Plenty of Henty

Don’t you think that free things are wonderful? I sure do. That’s why I was stunned and amazed by this opportunity to get a lot of G.A. Henty‘s books for free. I don’t know about you, but my son and I beat a hasty path to the door of our library every other week. [...]

DVR Alert!

Last night PBS began running their critically acclaimed Ken Burn’s series, The Civil War. It will run until April 7th every evening this week from 8:00 until 10:00.

If you didn’t get to see the first episode in the series, don’t fret, it’s being rebroadcast at 4:00am, right after the rebroadcast of tonight’s episode. [...]

Visit Burwell-Morgan Mill in Clarke County

There are some beautiful fall weekends ahead of us, and it’s a great season for homeschoolers to visit the lovely and historic Burwell-Morgan Mill in the Shenandoah Valley.

Burwell-Morgan Mill, Millwood, VA

Nick and I visited the old stone mill in August, and it was fascinating for a 12-year-old and his mom. The Clarke [...]