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Planning Ahead in the Garden

Published Date: 
Tuesday, July 21, 2020

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

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Deep Cleaning Glen Burnie

Published Date: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

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 

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Preserving the Present for the Future

Published Date: 
Friday, June 19, 2020
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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.

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Virtually Like You're There!

Published Date: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
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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 

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MSV Collection Puzzles

Published Date: 
Monday, May 11, 2020

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 

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The 2020 Heritage Plant Sale … online!

Published Date: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

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

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#15WomenArtists

Published Date: 
Monday, April 27, 2020
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Beginning in 2016, the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) in Washington D.C. asked a simple question: can you name #5WomenArtists?

By Adult Programs Manager Sally Meyer 

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