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Museum Store Holiday Picks

Published Date: 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
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Thanksgiving and the holiday shopping season are upon us! Whether you are looking to shop or get away from it all this weekend, please stop by the MSV.

By Bonnie Barr

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First Look at the MSV

Published Date: 
Friday, November 22, 2019

Do you know what a “first look” is? Sometimes called a reveal, a first look is when a couple about to get married choose to see each other before the wedding ceremony on their big day.

By: Cathering Bogaty 

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Find Your Inner Artist at the MSV

Published Date: 
Friday, November 8, 2019
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Have you ever thought about taking one of the many wonderful workshops we offer at the MSV but talked yourself out of it because you doubt your artistic abilities? Well, you are not alone.

By Director of Education Mary Ladrick

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Showing Their True Colors

Published Date: 
Monday, November 4, 2019

Peak leaf season is upon us and the Garden is ablaze in fall foliage. 

By Deputy Director, Museum Operations and Director of Gardens Perry Mathewes

But have you ever wondered why the leaves change color? Why are some trees red, others orange and yet others are yellow? Let’s talk.


Norway maple leaf (yellow) and Japanese maple leaf (red).

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Ghastly Plants of Interest

Published Date: 
Monday, October 28, 2019

Autumn is upon us, Halloween is around the bend, and all is well in the gardens. Probably. Maybe. Perhaps you are the sort of person who is content to enjoy the colorful leaves and nothing more sinister than a cup of spiced cider.

By Horticulturist Chantal Ludder 

Or, perhaps, you’ve caught a bit of the Halloween mischief, and want to hear some stories about the most dreadful and ghastly plants growing in the MSV gardens. Come with me.

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Grave Matters: Digging Up the History of the Wood-Glass Family Cemetery

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Friday, October 25, 2019
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Cemetery. Graveyard. God’s Acre. Burial ground. We have many names to describe the places in which our loved ones rest eternally, and just as many opinions about how creepy (or benign) they are.

By Curator of Collections Nick Powers

For some people—particularly around this time of year as Halloween approaches—cemeteries are the frightening abodes of the dead.

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New Program For Our Senior Community

Published Date: 
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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This month kicks off a new, exciting, and free monthly program at the MSV!

By Adult Programs Manager Sally Meyer

Memories at the MSV is specifically designed for participants with early stage memory loss (Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, etc.) and their caregivers in order to have a relaxing and joyful experience outside of their daily routine. In the Education Department, we’ve been hard at work getting ready to welcome participants to this program.

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Fall in Love at the MSV

Published Date: 
Thursday, September 26, 2019

When imagining that perfect outdoor setting for a wedding, your mind may tend to think of spring and summer. Yes, those times of year are beautiful, but don’t underestimate fall as an equally gorgeous season to tie the knot outside, especially in the Shenandoah Valley.

By Special Events Manager Catherine Bogaty 

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Capturing Autumn: Garnet Jex's "Fishing Camp"

Published Date: 
Monday, September 23, 2019
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Fall in the Shenandoah Valley means one thing: color. The leaves on the many oaks, maples, dogwoods, and other native trees begin to fade from deep green to brilliant hues of red, orange, and yellow.

By Curator of Collections Nick Powers

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