See Norman Rockwell’s America at the MSV

Dozens of Original Works and Hundreds of Vintage Saturday Evening Post Covers on view in Special Exhibition Norman Rockwell’s America February 20–August 8, 2021 Admission by Donation on Opening Day     Winchester, VA 2/17/2021 . . . Works by famed artist Norman Rockwell will be on view at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley … Continued

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The Trails at the MSV to Open to All on November 25

The Trails at the MSV to Open to All on November 25 Live Broadcast on MSV Facebook Page and Free Admission to Gardens and Galleries Add to the Festivity of Opening 90-acre, Free-admission Art Park  Winchester, VA 11/23/20 . . . At 7 a.m. this Wednesday, November 25, 90 acres of the Museum of the … Continued

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MSV Observes Breast Cancer Awareness Month with “The Bodice Project” Exhibition and Free Webinars

MSV Observes Breast Cancer Awareness Month with The Bodice Project Exhibition and Free Webinars Exhibition on View through November 1; Webinars Offered on October 1 and 10 Winchester, VA 09/30/20…The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) is observing Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October with continuing display of the inspirational Bodice Project exhibition and two free … Continued

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Online Art Sale Underway to Benefit the MSV

Online Art Sale Underway to Benefit the MSV Paintings by Shenandoah Valley Artist Sally Veach Now Available for Purchase Winchester, VA 09/11/20…Shenandoah Valley artist Sally Veach is hosting an online art sale to benefit the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV). Now through October 17, 2020, more than 50 original paintings by Veach are available … Continued

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MSV Exhibition to Offer Art Adventure

MSV Exhibition to Offer Art Adventure More Than 70 Works by Renowned Artists on View in An Adventure in the Arts Winchester, VA, 08/27/20…Works by some of America’s most celebrated artists will be on display at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley when An Adventure in the Arts: Selections from the Guild Hall Museum, East … Continued

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Animals at the MSV

By Perry Mathewes, Deputy Director, Museum Operations and Director of Gardens One of the great things about working in the MSV Gardens is that you get to spend lots of time around beautiful plants and nature. Yes, there is the drudgery of weeding, mulching and other mundane tasks, but there are also sublime moments as … Continued

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And the Award Goes To…Education and Rewards of Merit in the Shenandoah Valley

By Curator of Collections Nick Powers As Covid-19 vaccines became more readily available this spring and summer, Virginia school officials began developing strategies to restore full-time, in-person learning. Local and regional schoolteachers now face the important but unenviable task of reintroducing students to classroom settings after those students spent over a year in front of … Continued

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The Legacy of Juneteenth: Past and Present

By Curator of Collections Nick Powers On June 19th, 1865, Union forces commanded by Major General Gordon Granger landed at Galveston, Texas, on the Gulf Coast. Two years following President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, word of their freedom finally reached the ears of the estimated 250,000 enslaved people in the South’s most isolated state (with … Continued

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Decoding Life and Landscape at Glen Burnie

MSV founder Julian Wood Glass Jr. (1910–1992) and his committed partner of over two decades, R. Lee Taylor (1924–2000), met in New York City in 1947 following service in World War II. For LGBTQ Americans of their generation, the second World War was a watershed moment. Over the course of the conflict, thousands of gay … Continued

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Douglas School Spotlight: Dr. Madison Spencer Briscoe

Beginning in 1878, African American students in grades one through nine had attended classes at the Old Stone Presbyterian Church at 306 Piccadilly Street, which was renamed Douglas School in 1916 to honor the black abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Classes were also held in the basement of Mount Carmel Free Will Baptist Church at its location … Continued

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