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MSV to Host “Santa Carver” Ed Bender on Saturday, November 12

Admission is Not Required to Watch Informal Carving Demonstration

Winchester, VA 11/05/16…Shenandoah Valley craftsman Ed Bender will be in the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley lobby carving his collectible wooden Santas from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, November 12. Admission to the informal demonstration is free.

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First Night Winchester Coloring Contest Underway

Organized by the MSV, Free Coloring Contest Runs Through December 28  Submission deadline has been extended! Entries must be returned to the MSV Guest Services Desk by Friday, December 30 at 3:30 p.m.


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Free Panel Discussion at MSV this Sunday Will Explore African American History in Winchester

Winchester, VA 10/12/16… Four distinguished African Americans will share their stories and personal experiences in a panel discussion, “Sharing Our Stories,” which will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. this Sunday, October 16, in the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV).

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The Dirt: MSV Garden Blog 10/10/16

Mums the Word

by Director of Gardens Perry Mathewes

Summer has finally come to a close and we are easing into fall. Cooler nights, sweaters, colorful leaves and pumpkins are what most folks think of when you say fall. There are lots of plants that look great at this time of year, but probably the single flower most associated with fall is the chrysanthemum.

Mum in Pot 2

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Little-known Works of Valley Artist to Open in MSV Exhibition

Dynamics of Desire: The Evocative Works of Jim Costello

 Is First Museum Exhibition of Artist’s Work

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Trio from Paris to Highlight October 6 Salon Concert in the MSV Glen Burnie House

Drawing Room Concert Features Trio TAJ Performing a French Repertoire
Event Includes Wine & Cheese Reception and Exclusive Access to MSV Gardens


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Economics Expert Edwin T. Burton to Address MSV Business Forum Luncheon on September 28

More than 275 Regional Business Leaders to Attend Event Featuring Presentation
by UVA Professor of Economics Edwin T. Burton, PhD

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Author to Speak about Garden Design at the MSV This Sunday

Rose Love Bartlett to Discuss The Bartlett Book of Garden Elements on September 18 at 2 p.m.



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African American Story Quilt Exhibition Opens at the MSV

And Still We Rise: African American Story Quilts on View September 9–December 31

Winchester, VA 09/07/16…An exhibition of contemporary story quilts illustrating significant moments in African American history will be on view in the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) from September 9 through December 31, 2016.

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