MSV Gardens Now Open to Visitors

MSV Gardens Now Open to Visitors
Admission by Donation Now through June 19

Winchester, VA 06/02/20…Beginning today and lasting until June 19, the seven-acre gardens at Winchester’s Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) are open with a donation-based admission fee.

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MSV Collection Puzzles

Published Date: 
Monday, May 11, 2020

Have you run out of puzzles to do at home? If so, you are in luck because we have created three digital puzzles through Jigsaw Explorer using images from our collection.

By Registrar / Collections Manager Lauren Fleming 

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MSV to Host Annual Heritage Plant Sale ONLINE May 4–15

MSV to Host Annual Heritage Plant Sale ONLINE May 4–15;
Curbside Pickup Provided for All Orders 

Advance Preview of 100+ Varieties Now Available Online 

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#15WomenArtists

Published Date: 
Monday, April 27, 2020
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Beginning in 2016, the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) in Washington D.C. asked a simple question: can you name #5WomenArtists?

By Adult Programs Manager Sally Meyer 

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A-Tisket, A-Tasket, Your Keys Go in the Basket

Published Date: 
Thursday, April 9, 2020
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With Easter approaching, thoughts naturally turn to children toting colorful baskets filled with equally vivid dyed eggs. But with the coronavirus threatening to put public gatherings like Easter egg hunts on hold, I thought this might present an opportunity to talk about another type of basket formerly found in Valley households: key baskets.

by Curator of Collections Nick Powers 

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Trails Construction Underway at the MSV

 

Trails Construction Underway at the MSV
Final Phase of the Trails at the MSV Project Now Under Construction
90-acre Free-Admission Art Park Slated to Open This Fall

Winchester, VA 03/24/20…Construction of nearly two miles of trails for walking, running, and bicycling is now underway at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. 

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#InternationalDayofHappiness

Published Date: 
Friday, March 20, 2020
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In honor of International Day of Happiness, I thought it would be a great idea to celebrate some research that I found that supported visiting museums makes people happier.

By Director of Education Mary Ladrick 

When I planned this blog it was with the intention that this would entice you, dear reader, to come visit the MSV with renewed interest and passion. Little did I know that there would be a pandemic that would require a temporary closure of the MSV.  

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