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4th of July free admission at Frontier Culture Museum

Frontier Culture Museum 6 Independence DayBy Lynn R. Mitchell

Free admission and celebration America’s independence will be on tap at Staunton’s Frontier Culture Museum on Saturday, July 4th, for the annual waiving of the admission to invite Americans to enjoy this historical treasure. Featured will be many traditional events and activities including reading the Declaration of Independence at noon.

Bring the family and a picnic, and plan to spend the day soaking in the history of America.

Here’s the schedule of events for Saturday, July 4, 2015:

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Google doodle commemorates Pony Express with video game

By Lynn R. Mitchell

Commemorating the 155th anniversary of the Pony Express, today’s Google doodle is a miniature version video game that takes the player through three legs of a Pony Express route. I found it easier to to work on the laptop than on my phone, dodging bandits, snow slides, boulders, trees, rivers … all the creation of animator Nate Swinehart. Along the way the rider picks up letters with a tally at the end of how many letters out of 100 were collected on the journey.

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The 12 Days of Christmas … Day 6: Lantern Tours at Staunton’s Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia

By Lynn R. Mitchell

The quiet of a cold December night in the Shenandoah Valley offers a reminder of Christmases past for those who came before us. The Frontier Culture Museum’s Lantern Tours offer a unique holiday experience that has become an annual event for many, a guided walk by lantern light of the Irish, German, and English farms. It was a simpler time with simpler, natural decor, and many traditions from those countries became our own as we settled in America.

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The Few. The Proud. The Marines.

USMCBy Lynn R. Mitchell

November 10, 1775. That was the birth date of the United States Marine Corps … 239 years of service to America … almost a year older than the United States of America herself. Today we honor all the men who have proudly served in this military branch including our own Daniel Cortez, one of the two military veterans who are contributors at LynnRMitchell.com.

New York Assemblyman, Fox News guest commentator, and Operation Iraqi Freedom Marine veteran Kieran Michael Lalor honored the USMC on this 239th birthday:

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