The 2019 Gardens at Night concert series begins with the Robbie Limon Band playing your favorite hits from the '70s.

Celebrate the opening of Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light at this festive reception. Wear your casual cocktail attire in bright Tiffany-inspired colors, and see some of the most iconic and celebrated works of the famous Tiffany Studios!

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the MSV! On this special Monday opening, MSV admission and the entertainment is FREE to MSV Members, kids ages 12 and under, and to all wearing a 2019 First Night Winchester button.

Make party hats from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and enjoy face painting and balloons from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and family-oriented magic shows at noon, 2 and 3 p.m.

Free to MSV Members and ages 12 & under attending First Night activites held at the MSV only (MSV Members and ages 6 & over must purchase First Night buttons to participate in First Night activites outside of the MSV). All others: free with the purchase or presentation of a First Night Winchester button. First Night buttons will be available for puchase in the Museum Store ($10) December 21-31.

Visit the MSV for FREE on this special day. Organized and hosted by Smithsonian Magazine, Museum Day is an annual, one-day event during which participating museums across the country provide free admission to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. This year’s Museum Day celebrates women making history and female trailblazers in the arts, sciences, innovation, and culture. To celebrate women making history, at 2 p.m. on Museum Day, MSV Curator of Collections Nick Powers will lead a guided tour highlighting works by female artists in the galleries.

Museum Day ticket required. Get tickets and more information about Museum Day HERE.

During this week-long summer camp (July 23–27), kids (rising 1st –4th graders) will create original art while learning to work with a wide variety of materials. Participants will explore the MSV exhibitions and use the Makerspace Studio. Beginners welcome. MSV Members $100; all others: $120 (includes all supplies). Registration required by Thursday, July 5 and Thursday, July 19; register online or call 540-662-1473, ext. 240.

In celebration of the many birds featured in Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks, participants will explore natural elements in the MSV gardens and view bird life on the property with Shenandoah Valley Audubon President Jim Smith. After the walk, enjoy an illustrated presentation by the Shenandoah Valley Audubon Society focusing on bird identification.

*Tickets: FREE to MSV & Audubon Society Members; all others: $15 (includes MSV admission). Registration required by August 9; register online or call 540-662-1473, ext. 240. Space is limited. Rain date August 18.


Music from the 1970s by the Robbie Limon Band, free activities for children, and admission to the gardens will highlight the summer's first Gardens at Night at the MSV!

A popular Shenandoah Valley musician and award-winning entertainer who mixes solo and band appearances with acting and singing roles at professional theaters, Robbie Limon has been part of the Valley’s music scene for more than a decade. He has recorded six CDs and portrayed, to great acclaim, both Hank Williams Sr. and Buddy Holly in professional theatres across the United States.

Enjoy free family activities (6–8 p.m.). Bring a chair. Gates open at 6 p.m.; music begins at 7 p.m.

* Tickets: FREE to MSV Members, ages 12 & under, and active military and Reserve personnel and their families; all others: $10. No outside food/drink, please. No registration required. Sponsored by Navy Federal Credit Union and Shenandoah Country Q102.




Learn the basics of drawing during this three-week, six-session, workshop designed for beginners. Participants will discover the world of landscapes and draw at numerous MSV locations, including the Glen Burnie Gardens, the MSV galleries, and Rose Hill Park. Led by artist and instructor Aaron Pavelis with additional guest speakers.

MSV Members: $175; all others: $225 (includes all materials and MSV admission fees). Registration required by May 5; register online or call 540-662-1473, ext. 240. Space is limited.

This special, before-hours reception celebrates the opening of Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks with smoothies, donuts, and more breakfast delights. Plan to stay for the Nature Connects Family Day event following the private reception.

Free to MSV Members; all others: $20 (includes refreshments and exhibition/MSV admission). Registration required by May 9; register online or call 540-662-1473, ext. 240.


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