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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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Robbie Limon Band to Celebrate 1970s Music at September 9 Gardens at Night

Free Admission for Active Military & Their Families

$10 Admission Includes Music and Admission to Museum Gardens & Galleries 

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MSV Painting Featured in Virginia’s Top 10 Endangered Artifacts Competition

The Public is Invited to Vote for Its Favorite Endangered Artifact Until August 31


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MSV to Host Bluegrass Concert by Bud’s Collective This Sunday

Proceeds to Benefit Free Community Programming at the Museum



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