#InternationalDayofHappiness

Published Date: 
Friday, March 20, 2020
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In honor of International Day of Happiness, I thought it would be a great idea to celebrate some research that I found that supported visiting museums makes people happier.

By Director of Education Mary Ladrick 

When I planned this blog it was with the intention that this would entice you, dear reader, to come visit the MSV with renewed interest and passion. Little did I know that there would be a pandemic that would require a temporary closure of the MSV.  

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“Remember the Ladies”

Published Date: 
Monday, March 2, 2020
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In 1776, Abigail Adams wrote to her husband John, “Remember the ladies, and be more generous and favourable to them than your ancestors.” This year, the 10th Annual Heritage Day at the MSV will help you remember and research “the ladies.”

By Sally Meyer Adult Programs Manager 

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Art in the Garden? The Garden is Art!

Published Date: 
Monday, February 10, 2020

Winter gives gardeners some time to think. We become green thumb philosophers. Here are some random thoughts:

By: Deputy Director, Museum Operations and Gardens Perry Mathewes 


Hellebores are one of the few winter-flowering plants we have in the garden.

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Behind the Scenes: Making Foxes

Published Date: 
Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Several years ago, the MSV's executive director asked me if I’d like to try to make an evergreen dress to go along with our Holiday Display. We were hosting the Cut! Costume and the Cinema exhibit at the time. It was such a fun challenge; I decided to try something similar the next year. Then holiday sculptures became something of a tradition. 

By Horticulturalist Chantal Ludder 

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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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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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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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