Antique and Modified Car Show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Free Gallery Admission from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Winchester, VA 7/18/18…This Saturday, July 21, the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) will host a free antique and modified car show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and offer free admission to its galleries from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A popular annual event at the MSV, the antique and modified car show is coordinated by the Shenandoah Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America (SRAACA). The show will take place on the lawn in front of the main museum building and will display antique and modified cars that are at least 25 years old. According to SRAACA member Angie Yonally, nearly 80 cars are registered for this year’s event, including a 1928 Ford Phaeton, a 1933 Reo Flying Cloud,  a 1951 Oldsmobile Rocket 88, a 1966 dirt track racer, a 1982 El Camino Royal Knight, and a 1991 MINI Cooper.

Before or after touring the car show, families are encouraged to stop by the Museum’s BB&T Learning Center to take part in a free, car-themed craft.

Those visiting the MSV on Saturday will have the opportunity to tour a traveling exhibition on its final weekend at the MSV and see a new exhibition on its opening day.

Hear My Voice: Native American Art of the Past and Present, an exhibition organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is celebrating its final weekend at the MSV. On view in the Changing Exhibitions Gallery through July 22, the exhibition features 54 works and explores Native American artists and their art across centuries, a continent, and 35 indigenous cultures.  The statewide tour of Hear My Voice is sponsored by The Schiller Family, and its MSV display is made possible by the support of the MSV Compass Society.

Saturday is the opening day for Terry Ward’s Infinite Mash-Up in the Shenandoah Valley Gallery. This exhibition presents wall-sized, multi-panel abstract paintings by Waynesboro, Virginia, artist Terry Ward (b. 1970). The exhibition includes a Holocaust-themed piece rarely on public view as well as a playful whole-wall freeform cascade. Terry Ward’s Infinite Mash-Up will be on view in the MSV through June 16, 2019.

Along with changing exhibitions in the galleries, permanent displays showcase various MSV collections and tell the story of the Shenandoah Valley.

While admission to the galleries and car show is free on Saturday, a special exhibition fee will be required to enter the MSV gardens and see the outdoor exhibition Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® Bricks. Admission to Nature Connects is $10 for adults, $8 for youth ages 13–18 and seniors, and $5 for ages 5–12. Exhibition admission is free to ages 4 and under and to MSV Members.

Visitors are invited to bring a picnic to enjoy in the gardens. In addition, 3Fires Oven (artisanal, brick-oven pizza) and the Roaming Bistro Food truck will offer food and drink for purchase from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sclafani’s will be on site in the morning selling bagels while supplies last.

Before leaving for the day, all visitors will also want to enter a free drawing in the lobby to win a one-year Family Membership to the MSV (a $75 value). The drawing will take place at the conclusion of the day; winners are not required to be present.

A regional cultural center, the MSV is located at 901 Amherst Street in Winchester, Virginia. The MSV includes galleries, the Glen Burnie House, and seven acres of gardens. The galleries are open year-round; the house and gardens are open April through December. The site is open Tuesday through Sunday. More details are available at or by calling 540-662-1473, ext. 235. –END–