Talks & Tours
Sunday, February 5 • 3–4 p.m.Inspired by the exhibition Contributions: African Americans in the Shenandoah Valley, this panel discussion will explore current Black-owned businesses in Winchester.
Thursday, February 9 • 10–11 a.m.Designed especially for individual visitors with memory loss and their care partners, participants will join museum educators for a closer look at portraits on view at the MSV.
Thursday, February 16 • noon–1 p.m.During this program, MSV Curator of Collections Nick Powers will discuss some early figures in the history of Valley medicine and what surviving objects tell us about their lives and the lives of their patients.
Tuesday, February 28 • 6:30–7:30 p.m.
This online program pairs a discussion of Regency era furniture in Across the Pond: American & British Art from the Julian Wood Glass Jr. Collection with a glass of claret.
Thursday, March 9 • 10–11 a.m.Designed especially for individual visitors with memory loss and their care partners, Memories at the MSV is an opportunity to socialize, enjoy history and art, and create together.
Thursday, March 16 • noon–1 p.m.Join Marquetta Mitchell, former student at the Sunset Hill School and local historian, for a talk on the history of the Queen Street School and Sunset Hill School in Strasburg.
Tuesday, March 28 • 6:30–7:30 p.m.
This online program led by MSV Curator of Collections Nick Powers pairs a discussion of works on view in the exhibition With Lyric Brush: John Chumley’s Valley with Kool-Aid, one of John Chumley’s favorite beverages.
Wednesday, April 5 • 9–10 a.m.
Enjoy an expert-led tour of the formal gardens highlighting spring plants and blooms. The walk will also feature new plantings in recently renovated garden areas.
Thursday, April 13 • 4:30–6 p.m.
Students ages 13 and up will look at the painted works of John Chumley (1928–1984) in the exhibition With Lyric Brush: John Chumley's Valley and discuss this local artist and his place in the American Realism movement.
Thursday, April 20 • noon–1 p.m.Between 1790 and 1860, Shenandoahans of all walks of life bought tea, coffee, and drinking chocolate as well as ceramic vessels for preparing and serving these beverages. What did hot beverages mean to them?