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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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A-Tisket, A-Tasket, Your Keys Go in the Basket

Published Date: 
Thursday, April 9, 2020
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With Easter approaching, thoughts naturally turn to children toting colorful baskets filled with equally vivid dyed eggs. But with the coronavirus threatening to put public gatherings like Easter egg hunts on hold, I thought this might present an opportunity to talk about another type of basket formerly found in Valley households: key baskets.

by Curator of Collections Nick Powers 

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#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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Behind the Scenes: The Greenhouse

Published Date: 
Monday, March 16, 2020

In March the greenhouse is a warm puddle of sunlight.

By Horticulturist Chantal Ludder 

The smaller section is full of pots with seeds planted but not yet germinated, and large trays full of the tiniest handfuls of green. The larger, cooler half is already crowded with the pansies destined for the spring display in the Parterre garden.

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