Behind the Scenes: The Greenhouse

Published Date: 
Monday, March 16, 2020

In March the greenhouse is a warm puddle of sunlight.

By Horticulturist Chantal Ludder 

The smaller section is full of pots with seeds planted but not yet germinated, and large trays full of the tiniest handfuls of green. The larger, cooler half is already crowded with the pansies destined for the spring display in the Parterre garden.

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MSV to Host FREE Genealogy Event on Saturday, March 7

MSV to Host FREE Genealogy Event on Saturday, March 7
Free Heritage Day Event Celebrates Women’s History Month and Centennial of Women’s Suffrage, and
Includes Lectures, Door Prizes, and Information Tables Hosted by Historical Societies and Research Organizations

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Celebrating Powell W. Gibson (1875-1959): Educator, Playwright, and Author

Published Date: 
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
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Powell W. Gibson (1875-1959) is best remembered in Shenandoah Valley history as the principal of the segregated Douglas School in Winchester for a quarter of its nearly century-long history. 

by Curator of Collections Nick Powers

Later this month, Winchester historian Judy Humbert will share some of her recollections of the Douglas School that Gibson helped build in the second of the MSV’s new Lunch & Learn series.

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Smithsonian Exhibition Opens at the MSV February 15

Things Come Apart Reveals What’s Inside Everyday Objects with Fascinating Photographs
Opening Day Admission is FREE 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

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"We do not forget each other even after school days are over."

Published Date: 
Monday, February 3, 2020
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"We do not forget each other even after school days are over."

By Adult Programs Manager Sally Meyer 

Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley boast schools and universities with a national reputation for producing scholars and productive members of their community (and I’m not just saying that because many of the MSV staff graduated from high school or college in the Valley).

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Squirrel Appreciation Day 2020

Published Date: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Gardeners don’t like squirrels, for the most part. Yet here we are, on the eve of Squirrel Appreciation Day, trying to muster, at best, lukewarm feelings for the furry little fauna.

By: Horticulturist Chantal Ludder 

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Seed Exchanges

Published Date: 
Monday, January 20, 2020

January, notably cold and dreary, is the time to curl up somewhere warm with a pile of notes, drawings, and seed catalogues, dreaming of gardens to come. It can feel a little lonesome for a gardener when you are waiting for spring thaw – until you hear about an upcoming seed exchange.

By Horticulturist Chantal Ludder 

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