September marks International Deaf Awareness Month, the purpose of which is to increase public awareness of deaf issues, people, and culture.
By Curator of Collections Nick Powers
Take a moment to think about what you know about woman suffrage. Picture a woman suffragist. Who do you see?
By Sally Meyer, Adult Programs Manager
It’s July. Let’s talk about planting bulbs this November. No, I haven’t gotten too much sun- well, yes, of course I have – but the point remains that the MSV garden staff plan displays 6 months to a year in advance. Spring blooming bulbs are on my mind, and I think they should be on yours as well.
By Horitculturist Chantal Ludder
Glen Burnie has been welcoming guests for centuries. There have been dinner parties, sleep overs, and holiday visits from friends and family. Today the house welcomes you; our museum family.
By Registrar/Collections Manager Lauren Fleming
Current events are impacting every aspect of life in the Shenandoah Valley. The Covid-19 pandemic has closed schools and businesses. Store shelves have been emptied of toilet paper and meat. Individuals have made thousands of cloth masks. The killing of George Floyd has led to protests and marches throughout the Valley reflective of the struggle for social justice.
In the middle of March, everything changed for the educators and program managers at the MSV. Suddenly we found we couldn’t bring the community together into the museum building and gardens like we have since the museum opened 15 years ago.
By Adults Programs Manager Sally Meyer
Over the past several years, MSV Collections Staff has been working diligently to better preserve and make accessible our institution’s rich LGBTQ history.
by Curator of Collections Nick Powers
Have you run out of puzzles to do at home? If so, you are in luck because we have created three digital puzzles through Jigsaw Explorer using images from our collection.
By Registrar / Collections Manager Lauren Fleming
I was supposed to write this blog about our annual Heritage Plant Sale with our 15th anniversary in mind. I was supposed to do a blog featuring 15 of our top plants. But this blog is not going to do that.
By Deputy Director, Museum Operations and Director of Gardens Perry Mathewes