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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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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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