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Salt Lake City
 
This is the Place State Park/Old Deseret Village
 
2601 Sunnyside Avenue
 
Salt Lake City  UT   84108
 
Phone   801 582-1847
 
Web Site  http://parks.state.ut.us/parks/www1/this.htm
 
Description  recreation of typical pioneer village with costumed guides, monument
                   
features video & exhibits
 
Type of Resource   Museum
 
Primary Focus  Village
 
Kind of Activity   Living History
 
Era  1847-1869
 
New or Updated:  5/24/2004

Wellsville
American West Heritage Center
4025 S Highway 89-91
Wellsville UT
Phone 435 245-6050
Web Site www.americanwestcenter.org
Toll Free 800 225-3378
E-mail awhc@cc.usu.edu
Description recreates the Old West
Type of Resource Museum
Kind of Activity Living History
Field of Study/Science Facility Old West
Last changed: 02/18/2003

Virginia
McLean
Claude Moore Colonial Farm Park
6310 Georgetown Pike
McLean VA  22101
Phone  703 442-7557
Alt Phone  703 442-7558
Web Site  http://www.1771.org/
Description   everyday life on a small, low-income farm, with costumes characters - features environmental living programs, three day, two nights living and working on farm
Type of Resource  Museum
Kind of Activity  Living History
Era  1770

 Petersburg

  Pamplin Historical Park/National Museum of the Civil War

  6125 Boydton Plank Road

  Petersburg   VA  23803    

  Phone   804 861-2408

  Web Site  http://www.pamplinpark.org/contact.html

  Toll Free  877-PAMPLIN

  Description  four museums, four historic buildings, replica field works & encampment

  Type of Resource   Historic Place

  Primary Focus  Military

  Kind of Activity   Living History

  New or Updated: 1/17/2006

Virginia
Richmond
Meadow Farm Museum
8600 Dixon Powers Drive
Richmond VA 23225
Phone 804 501-5520
Alt Phone 804 501-5736
Web Site http://www.co.henrico.va.us/rec/mfarm.htm
Description costumed guides to farm of mid-1800's
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Agricultural
Kind of Activity Living History
Era 19th
Last changed: 02/25/2003

  Roanoke

  Virginia's Explore Park

  Milepost 115, Blue Ridge Parkway

  PO Box 8508

  Roanoke  VA  24014    

  Phone   540 427-1800  Web Site  http://www.explorepark.org/

  Toll Free  800 842-9163

  Description  17th Century Totero Village, 18th Century Settler's Cabin, 19th Century Valley

                    Community, JUL 2004: 1750's Frontier Fort

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Primary Focus  Village

  Kind of Activity   Living History

  Group Identity   Native American

  Era  19th

  New or Updated:   5/7/2005

Virginia
Staunton
Museum of Frontier Culture
PO Box 810
Staunton VA  24402
Phone 
540 332-7850
Web Site  www.frontiermuseum.org
Description  three European farms transplanted to show origins of American farming methods, plus American farm, and Irish forge -- all with costumed interpreters
Type of Resource  Museum
Kind of Activity  Living History

Tazewell
Historic Crab Orchard Museum & Pioneer Park
Route 1, Box 194
Rts 19 & 460 at Crab Orchard Road
Tazewell VA  24651
Phone 
276 988-6755
Web Site http://histcrab.netscope.net/Introductory%20Letter.htm
Description   archaeological site provided impetus for museum and village of 15 local structures moved to site, dating back to 1802, including house, cobbler shop, carpenter shop, blacksmith, lardhouse, doctors office, loom house, apple house
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus   Village
Kind of Activity  Living History
Collection N-Z  Quilts
Group Identity  Native American
Research/Reading  Library

Virginia
Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg
307 South England Street
Williamsburg VA  23185
Phone
757 220-7749
Web Site  www.history.org
Toll Free  800 447-8679
E-mail  ceres@cwf.org
Description  Biggest, oldest restored town in the country
Type of Resource Museum
Kind of Activity  Living History

Williamsburg
Jamestown Settlement
Route 31 South at Colonial Parkway
MAIL: PO Box 1607
Williamsburg VA 23187
Phone 757 253-4838
Web Site http://www.historyisfun.org/jyf1/js.html
Toll Free 888 593-4682
Description log stockade fort, Powhatan Indian Village, 3 wooden ships
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Village
Kind of Activity Living History
Owner/Operator: Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation
Last changed: 03/08/2003

Virginia
Yorktown
Colonial National Historical Park
Colonial Parkway
PO Box 210
Yorktown VA  23690
Phone 
757 229-1733
Alt Phone  757 898-3400
Web Site  www.nps.gov/colo/
Description  NPS operated Jamestown Island includes original settlement site, Yorktown battlefields
Type of Resource  Museum
Kind of Activity  Living History
Nature of Group or Site  Outdoor
Era  Revolutionary War
Owner/Operator  National Park Service

Yorktown Visitor Center and Museum
Route 1020
Yorktown VA
Phone 
757 253-4848
Web Site
Toll Free 
888 593-4682
Description   Continental Army encampment, 1780's farm, galleries, film, children's discovery room
Type of Resource Museum
Kind of Activity  Living History
Era  Revolutionary War
Owner/Operator  Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation

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