MSV to Offer FREE Admission and Car Show This Saturday
Antique and Modified Car Show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Free Admission from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Winchester, VA 7/14/21…This Saturday, July 17, the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) will offer free admission to its seven-acre gardens, Glen Burnie House, and exhibitions from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The day will also include an antique and modified car show, children’s activities, and food trucks.
A popular annual event at the MSV that is returning after a hiatus in 2020, the antique and modified 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 lawn in front of the Glen Burnie House and in the field beside the gardens. The display will include antique and modified cars that are at least 25 years old. According to SRAACA member Angie Yonally, nearly 60 cars are registered for this year’s event, including a 1908 Reo Model G Runabout, a 1936 Packard, a 1948 Chevy Stylemaster, and a 1989 Ferrari 348 GTS. An
Before or after touring the car show, families are encouraged to stop by the picnic area next to the garden entrance to pick up a take-and-make car-themed craft and a brochure with a seek-and-find scavenger hunt activity for the gardens.
Those visiting the MSV on Saturday will have the opportunity to enjoy free admission to several special exhibitions, including Norman Rockwell’s America and the MSV Invitational Outdoor Sculpture Show. On view in the Changing Exhibitions Gallery, Norman Rockwell’s America features more than 25 original paintings and includes dozens of original paintings and 323 vintage Saturday Evening Post covers, each illustrated by Norman Rockwell. At the MSV through August 8, 2021, Norman Rockwell’s America is curated and organized by the National Museum of American Illustration, Newport, RI, and the American Illustrators Gallery, New York, NY. The MSV display has been made possible by Perry Engineering Company, Inc., United Bank, and Shenandoah Country Q102. Organized by the MSV and on display throughout the MSV’s formal gardens until October 31, 2021, the Invitational Outdoor Sculpture Show presents installations by regional sculptors Paul Clevenger, Robert Griffith, Dan Houston, Richard Lew, Sally Myers, Kris Viemeister, and Andy White.
The Roaming Bistro and Shaffer’s BBQ food trucks will be on site offering food and drink for purchase from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
A regional cultural center, the MSV is located at 901 Amherst Street in Winchester, Virginia. The MSV includes a galleries building that presents permanent and rotating exhibitions and includes 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 are open year-round; the house and gardens are open April through December. On days other than this Saturday, admission is $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and youth ages 13 to 18. Admission is free to MSV members and ages 12 & under. More details are available here or by calling 540-662-1473, ext. 235. –END–