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Curriculum Connections

American Shakespeare Center

Staunton is home to the American Shakespeare Center (ASC) and the Blackfriars Playhouse, the world’s only re-creation of Shakespeare’s indoor theater. Take a virtual tour of the Blackfriars Playhouse and learn about Shakespeare’s staging conditions. 

Coming to see a show or do you experience Shakes-fear? The ASC makes Shakespeare accessible and fun. Introduce your kiddos to the Bard with these free and fun, downloadable resources:

This fall, don’t miss the family-friendly production of  Twelfth Night. This 90-minute comedy of mis-identity is a a great introduction to Shakespeare. Prepare for your visit with this comprehensive guide that breaks down what happens in the play, provides historical context surrounding Shakespeare and his time, along with activities. 

Frontier Culture Museum

The Frontier Culture Museum has several virtual tours that will take you to each of the Museum’s major exhibits and will give you a taste of what life was like in the Old World with tours of England, West Africa, Ireland, and Germany and the American frontier during the 17th through 19th centuries. Take a tour now.

Virtual Tours of Frontier Culture Museum

Complete your trip with Frontier Fun, a comprehensive activity guide that includes games, crafts, songs, and much more. Download the guide and learn more about the thousands of people who migrated to colonial America, and of the life they created here for themselves and their descendants.