Cadets Experience Frontier Life

 Fishburne Military School World History Class Gets
Hands-on with Early America


Staunton, VA —  Cadets from Fishburne Military School got an unexpectedly fun educational experience on Saturday as Chief Warrant Officer Lacey brought his World History students to visit The Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia.

The Cadets explored numerous exhibits designed to tell the history of early America. In order to immerse students in the story of life in early America, the Museum has moved or reproduced examples of traditional rural buildings from England, Germany, Ireland, West Africa, and America.

“The Frontier Culture straddles the Pre-colonial through the Colonial and Antebellum Virginia,” Lacey explained. “These cadets will start next year in tenth grade studying the same point in history and up through the American Civil War. This is a great way to introduce the period to them early and to pique their curiosity a bit.”

According to the Frontier Culture Museum’s website: The American exhibits show the life these colonists and their descendants created in the colonial back-country, how this life changed over more than a century, and how life in the United States  today is shaped by its frontier past.

Cadets were invited to get hands-on with a number of the exhibits and cadets even had the opportunity to see just how difficult chores like sawing timber with a crosscut saw could be.

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Fishburne Military School is the oldest and smallest of all military schools for boys in Virginia. Its college-prep curriculum is built on the structure of an Army JROTC program. FMS has been designated as a JROTC Honor Unit with Distinction and may nominate qualified candidates to the United States Service Academies. Fishburne hosts one of only four Summer JROTC programs in the nation that is accredited by US Army Cadet Command.