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The Legacy of Juneteenth: Past and Present

Published Date: 
Friday, June 18, 2021
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On June 19th, 1865, Union forces commanded by Major General Gordon Granger landed at Galveston, Texas, on the Gulf Coast. Two years following President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, word of their freedom finally reached the ears of the estimated 250,000 enslaved people in the South’s most isolated state (with an army to enforce the order).

by Curator of Collections Nick Powers

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Decoding Life and Landscape at Glen Burnie

Published Date: 
Thursday, June 3, 2021
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MSV founder Julian Wood Glass Jr. (1910–1992) and his committed partner of over two decades, R. Lee Taylor (1924–2000), met in New York City in 1947 following service in World War II. For LGBTQ Americans of their generation, the second World War was a watershed moment.

by Curator of Collections Nick Powers

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2021 Heritage Plant Sale

Published Date: 
Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Whether you’re looking for that final rare native plant to finish off your carefully curated garden, or currently standing on your bare scrubby lawn with your arms crossed thinking, “I should really do something with this this year,” the MSV Heritage Plant Sale has you covered.

by Horticulturist Chantal Ludder

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Bulbs are Blooming

Published Date: 
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
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As we turn the corner on winter, spring flowering bulbs are the first thing to remind us that the growing season is near. Flowers like Daffodils can remind us of our childhood.

Assistant Manager of Gardens and Grounds Joel Lowery 

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Douglas School Spotlight: Dr. Madison Spencer Briscoe

Published Date: 
Thursday, February 25, 2021
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Douglas School in Winchester, Virginia served local and regional African American students. 

By Sharon Dixon, reitred educator, Winchester Public Schools, playwright, consultant, with Nancy Huth, Deputy Director, Arts & Education, Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

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“The Rosy Red and the Violet blue”: Valentine’s Day in the Shenandoah Valley

Published Date: 
Thursday, February 11, 2021
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It’s February, which means in a couple of days people of all ages will be exchanging Valentine’s Day cards filled with cheesy lines we all know (and love?).

by Curator of Collections Nick Powers

In fact, approximately 190 million Americans send or receive valentines each year. This doesn’t include the millions of cards made by school children in their classes.[i]

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