Car enthusiasts and gearheads will want to stop by the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) for a free-admission antique and modified car show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, July 15.
A popular annual event at the MSV, the car show is coordinated by the Shenandoah Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America (SRAACA). Held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and sponsored by Safford of Winchester, the show will take place on the field between the galleries building and the formal gardens. The display will include antique and modified cars that are at least 25 years old. According to SRAACA member Lorie Ruscito, nearly 70 cars are pre-registered for this year’s event, including a 1908 REO Model G, 1929 Ford Model A, 1934 Hupmobile, 1963 Studebaker Avanti, and a 1998 TVR Cerbera.
Event attendees will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite car to win the People’s Choice Award, and families are encouraged to stop by an activity tent where children may participate in a car-themed craft activity. In addition, food and drinks from Roaming Bistro and Fizzle’s BBQ food truck will be available for purchase from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Along with enjoying the car show, visitors to the MSV are invited to explore the MSV galleries, formal gardens, and the special outdoor exhibition Nature Connects featuring larger-than-life animal sculptures made with LEGO® bricks. While entrance to Saturday’s car show is free, standard admission fees apply to see the galleries, gardens, and Nature Connects. MSV admission is $15 for adults, $10 for youth ages 13–18 and seniors, and $5 for ages 5–12. Admission is free to ages 4 and under, MSV members, active military (id required), and those receiving food assistance/SNAP benefits (EBT card required). Those interested in seeing the exhibitions may purchase discount admission tickets online at www.theMSV.org.
On view in the Museum’s formal gardens and featuring works created by artist Sean Kenney, Nature Connects presents a series of animal sculptures built with more than 800,000 LEGO® bricks. Inside the galleries building and in addition to permanent exhibitions, more than 40 works by one of the Shenandoah Valley’s foremost twentieth-century painters are on display in the special exhibition With Lyric Brush: John Chumley’s Valley.
A regional cultural center, the MSV is located at 901 Amherst Street in Winchester, Virginia. The MSV campus includes a galleries building with permanent and rotating exhibitions and a Museum Store, the Glen Burnie House, seven acres of formal gardens, and The Trails at the MSV, a free-admission art park open daily from 7 a.m. to dusk. The galleries and trails are open year-round; the house and gardens are open April through December. More details are available at www.theMSV.org or by calling 540-662-1473, ext. 235.