I spy with my little eye ...
a Morven Park Cardinal!
#splashofcolor #BirdsOfMorvenPark #birding
Encompassing over 1,000 acres of gardens, fields, lawns and wooded areas, Morven Park hosts over 250,000 visitors each year who attend equestrian events, special activities, guided tours and educational programs.
Purchased in 1903 by Westmoreland and Marguerite Davis, Morven Park encompasses over 1,000 acres of gardens, fields, lawns and wooded areas as well as three museums. Honoring Mrs. Davis' vision, the site now hosts over 250,000 visitors each year who attend equestrian events, special activities, guided tours and educational programs. Open All Year, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day Historic Gardens, Turkey Hill Farm, & Hiking Trails are open every day. Morven Park relies on donations from friends like you. Be a part of this special place by making a donation today at MorvenPark.org/DonateNow.
I spy with my little eye ...
a Morven Park Cardinal!
#splashofcolor #BirdsOfMorvenPark #birding
This time NEXT SUNDAY the Davis Mansion and Winmill Carriage Museum doors will be opening to welcome the first guests of 2020. The annual #DeepClean is almost complete and we can't wait to welcome you back!
BONUS: For the month of March the 1:00 p.m. tour each Saturday and Sunday will focus on the Women's Suffrage Movement to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment and to celebrate Women's History Month. Get more details at MorvenPark.org/Tours. #womensvote100 #suffragecentennial #takeatour
Hi!! My name is Beatrix and my best friend is the Easter Bunny! I'm also the newest intern in the Morven Park Events Department. I'll be helping with this year's Easter in the Park activities! Over the next few weeks I am going to share all of my adventures at the Park with you ... stay tuned!
Voting closes tomorrow, so vote for us today! The Morven Park International Equestrian Center is nominated for "Best Equestrian Facility" in Loudoun Times Mirror's "Best of" competition. https://www.loudountimes.com/goto/vote/top5_2020/#/gallery?group=337634
Click here to be directed to The Best of Loudoun about page. From there you can click to vote! Support your favorite businesses, organizations and individuals in Loudoun County's biggest Readers' Choice contest, the Best of Loudoun 2020. Vote once daily through Feb. 21st.
On this #ThrowbackThursday we're sharing a Horse Trials video from 2012 AND reminding everyone that registration for this year's Spring Horse Trials is open. Details at MorvenPark.org/HorseTrials.
Morven Park's Fall Horse Trials -- a triathlon for horses -- offers spectacular athleticism, Olympic-level riders, dramatic scenery, and free admission. It's the perfect introduction to Northern Virginia's horse country.
We've said it once, and we'll say it again-- sit down with your calendar and start calling venues for private events. If you wait too long to pick your date you'll be fighting with weddings, for the best weekends on the spring and summer calendar.
You can email us at [email protected] to plan your special gathering here at the Park! #EventsPlanning #MorvenParkEvents #PlanningMakesPerfect
Happy Presidents' Day! Please note that the Morven Park Administrative Offices and museums are closed today. Park grounds are open 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Take a minute today to vote for Morven Park International Equestrian Center in this year's "Best of" contest! https://northernvatimes.secondstreetapp.com/Best-of-Loudoun-Top-5-Ballot-2020/gallery?group=337634
We're nominated for Best Equestrian Facility, under the Body & Soul category. You can vote today and everyday until February 21st!
You can vote once per day per category in any or all categories through Friday, Feb. 21.
It looks like a great day to #TakeAHike at Morven Park!
And don't forget, the Park's mansion and museums will reopen Sunday, March 1st.
Today is a day of love...and maybe even passion...so, we have to ask-- are you passionate about history?
If so, apply to be a Part-Time Museum Interpreter at Morven Park! Find out more at https://www.morvenpark.org/about/employment.html
#fortheloveofhistory #thisplacematters #helpwanted
We're showcasing LOVE-ly photos taken here at Morven Park as we get ready to celebrate #ValentinesDay tomorrow. All photos taken at the Park by one of our amazing Photography Partners.
#MorvenPark #LoveIsAllYouNeed #Photography #PreferredVendors
Schedule your photo session at the Park with one of our Photography Partners. To see the full list of Park photographers, visit https://bit.ly/2SFfgnb.
Photo Credits: An Endless Pursuit Photo & Video, G Custom Photography
Valentine's Day is tomorrow-- are you caught without a gift? Look no further--> https://bit.ly/2uBvzcH
Give something better than flowers or chocolates (and longer lasting too!).
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! It's that time of year again and we need all hands on deck for Morven Park Spring Horse Trials (March 28-29). Interested? Sign up at https://www.eventingvolunteers.com/events/1285/signup
Also, don't forget that Morven Park International Equestrian Center now has its own page you can follow for event info and updates-->https://fb.me/MorvenParkEQ.
On Instagram too? Follow the equestrian center at @MorvenParkEq.
Give a gift this Valentine's Day that lasts beyond flowers or chocolates! Check out our Morven Park Valentine's Day gift options at https://bit.ly/2uBvzcH.
$25 - Your donation will help plant and protect trees at Morven Park for future generations to enjoy.
$50 - A Morven Park membership is the Valentine’s Day gift that lasts all year!
$100 - Make a donation to have a flower bed named in honor of your Valentine!
Show your L-O-V-E for Morven Park this Valentine's Day by making a donation that makes a difference.
#giftalternatives #ForTheLoveOfTheTrees #ValentinesDay #SupportMorvenPark
We're continuing our celebration of romantic moments captured at the Park! Today's photos were taken by Foxglove Photography.
#ThatsLove #RelationshipGoals #ValentinesDayEveryDay #MorvenParkPreferredVendors #PhotographyAtThePark
Want to find a local photographer to help capture your precious moments? Check out this listing of Morven Park Photography Partners: https://bit.ly/2SFfgnb
When hosting a lunch or dinner for your co-workers make sure to have a spot on your RSVP for any allergies or special dietary requirements (such as kosher or vegetarian).
#MorvenParkEvents #OfficePlanning #WednesdayWisdom #PlanningMakesPerfect
Morven Park Spring Horse Trials entries open today! For more details, visit MorvenPark.org/HorseTrials
#DidYouKnow the Morven Park International Equestrian Center now has its own page! Check us out at https://fb.me/MorvenParkEQ. Follow the new page for equestrian center updates.
On Instagram too? Follow us at @MorvenParkEq.
We're celebrating L-O-V-E this Valentine's Day week!
First, we're highlighting "lovely" photos taken at the Park by some of our Photography Partners. Today's photo was taken by Natalie Whitehead Photography.
Second, if you are still searching for the perfect gift for that special someone in your life then check out our Morven Park Valentine's Day gift options. You can give the gift of Park membership or have a flower bed named after a loved one. Learn more at at https://bit.ly/2uBvzcH.
#MuseumMonday - Who says you can’t have a little fun while you clean?
Visitors to the Davis Mansion are often surprised to hear that the beds are the length of a standard, full-size mattress. The 100-year-old mattresses are off their frames this week for a thorough vacuuming as part of our annual #DeepClean, and we asked our 5'5” Registrar to lie next to Marguerite’s mattress for scale (we could’ve pulled out a tape measure, but where’s the fun in that?!). In fact, many historic houses have roughly the same size mattress – around 6’3” in length.
So, why are we mislead into thinking that antique beds are shorter? It’s all an optical illusion. Antique bed frames have high bed posts, ornate carvings, canopies, and many pillows that make beds appear shorter than they are – and they’re also put in large, spacious rooms with high ceilings!
Show your support for Morven Park and become a Park Member today!
We established the Morven Park membership program as a way to give loyal supporters like you expanded access to Park programs and events. Member benefits include passes to Park events like the Polo in the Park arena polo series, unprecedented access to the Park’s museums with Specialty Tours of the Mansion, and access to some of the most popular collection items. You’ll also receive invitations to special events hosted at the Park and early access to Park event ticket sales. MorvenPark.org/Membership
Happy #FlashBackFriday! 16 years ago, the United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) held it’s first Young Event Horse (YEH) championships here at Morven Park! Take a look at the article below.
#FastForward to this October, when we'll be hosting our Fall International Horse Trials & CCI. We will be hosting the 3*-L division for 7 year olds and the 2*-L division for 6 year olds for the first time as well as adding a 4*-L division to our schedule. Morven Park is excited to continue to support up and coming young horses in the sport of eventing.
Happy #FlashBackFriday! Thanks to the United States Eventing Association for sharing this great article from 16 years ago when the first Young Event Horse (YEH) championships here at Morven Park!
Fast forward to this October at our Fall International CCI and H.T, when we will be hosting the 3*-L division for 7 year olds and the 2*-L division for 6 year olds for the first time as well as adding the 4*-L division to our schedule. We are excited to continue to support up and coming young horses in the sport of eventing.
When choosing a wedding date take a look at local events happening the same weekend. Sporting events such as the Gold Cup Races in The Plains or the Apple Blossom Festival in Winchester (both held this year on May 2) may make it hard for your guests to reserve hotel rooms, rental cars, etc.
Photo credit: Hope Taylor Photography
GET READY - Entries for Spring Horse Trials open next week on February 11th! For more details please visit MorvenPark.org/HorseTrials
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It's #MuseumMonday and the cleaning continues! When we're open to the public our woven rugs are vacuumed every week due to visitor traffic. During the #DeepClean, the Preservation staff clear out the furniture, roll up the rugs, and clean the floors. Once that is done, they replace the rugs and use a HEPA filter vacuum to remove dirt from the surface. Then, the rugs are flipped over and the underside is also vacuumed to capture any sediment that may have settled in the rug over the course of the year. Finally, the rugs are rotated and reset - ready for when the Mansion reopens in March!
Check it out! February at the Park is here.
Today's forecast of sunny skies and no rain make it the perfect day to grab the kids/dog/partner/BFF or anyone you want to spend some quality nature time with and pay a visit to Morven Park! MorvenPark.org/Trails
Visiting the Park today? Don't forget that the Davis Mansion and Winmill Carriage Museum are closed for cleaning and repairs and will reopen in March.
For this #FlashbackFriday we're not looking that far back-- here's a video from just last week! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n50bzc27UP0&feature=youtu.be
The students that participated in our legislative trip to Richmond were introduced on the floor of the House by Delegate LaRock (R-33rd District). The annual trip is part of a partnership between Morven Park and Loudoun County Parks and Recreation and aims to enage local students in civic leadership.
Thank you Madam Speaker, In the gallery today are Gwyneth Mac Murtrie, Director of Education at the Westmoreland Davis Memorial Foundation and the Morven Par...
Thank you to LCE Photography for submitting our January #PhotoOfTheMonth!
On this #ThankfulThursday we'd like to recognize our 2020 Equestrian Center Sponsors: B&D Builders, Browning Equipment, Coat Defense, CWD, In Memoriam Pet Services, MotoMember, SmartPak, and Total Equine Veterinary Associates.
Please let them know how much you appreciate their support of the Morven Park International Equestrian Center.
#SupportEquestrianSport #MorvenParkEq #equestrian
Photo credit: Lindsay Berreth
When it's chilly outside, we like to #ThinkSpring! Now is the time to start planning your summer garden. Go through all those catalogs, sort your seeds, and start mapping out how you want your garden to look this summer. Isn't that a warming thought?
#GardenGrown #WednesdayWisdom #PlanningMakesPerfect
Photo credit: Smithsonian Archives
Start the year off right! Become a Park Member today.
Membership is your ticket to special events, discounted tickets, and so much more in 2020! Park membership was established as a way to give our most loyal supporters expanded access to all Morven Park has to offer.
Join TODAY to get access to awesome member benefits, including discounted Polo in the Park car passes and tailgate pre-sales, unlimited FREE admission to Park museums, and invitations to "members only" events held throughout the year.
Visit MorvenPark.org/Membership to see the 2020 Member levels and benefits.
Congratulations to Morven Park Trustee Stacey Metcalfe on her appointment as Chair of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Stacey was welcomed into her new role at the Chamber's Annual Meeting and Community Leadership Awards ceremony.
To read more about the event and her speech to the crowd, here's a link to an article in Loudoun Now--> https://loudounnow.com/2020/01/25/chamber-celebrates-community-leadership-during-annual-meeting/
Photo credit: Loudoun Now
Polo in the Park will be here before you know it! Become a Morven Park member today so that you receive advance notice of car pass sales and can reserve a tailgate spot before they go on sale to the general public. Join at MorvenPark.org/Membership.
Polishing the Davises’ vast silver collection is only one of the many tasks that must be completed during our annual #DeepClean. This year’s selection includes trophies that adorn the Billiards Room mantelpiece. Thank you to our dedicated team of volunteers for making our silver shine each year!
And as a reminder, the Park's mansion and museums remain closed this month and next month for cleaning and maintenance, but will reopen in March.
Morven Park happily welcomed members of the Carriage Association of America, Inc. yesterday! While in town for an annual symposium the carriage enthusiasts stopped by the Park's Winmill Carriage Museum.
Earlier this week staff from Morven Park's Center for Civic Impact and Loudoun County Parks and Recreation joined 14 local students on a trip to Richmond. While there they toured the Capitol building, met a representative from the Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute, and were introduced during a session on the House Floor by Delegate LaRock (R-33rd District)! The trip helped engage students in civic leadership as they learned about state government and how to become more involved in their communities. THANK YOU to the students, parents, and Parks and Rec staff that made the trip possible! #CivicsMatters #MorvenPark
The Davis Mansion isn't the only building to receive a thorough cleaning in the months of January and February! This week our team of volunteers and Preservation staff went down to the Winmill Carriage Museum to clean all 45 vehicles and the accompanying leather tack. This includes dusting each collection piece and vacuuming the carriage's upholstery!
#DeepClean #weLOVEvolunteers #carriages
#DidYouKnow that Morven Park International Equestrian Center now has its own page? Check us out at https://fb.me/MorvenParkEQ. Follow the new page for equestrian center updates. On Instagram too? Follow us at @MorvenParkEq.
“Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.” -MLK
The Morven Park Center for Civic Impact would like to wish everyone a meaningful day of service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Remember, it’s not only a day of giving back through volunteering, but sharing your opinions and solutions to big issues in your community throughout the year!
#MLKday #martinlutherking #ihaveadream #civics #rolemodel
In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Morven Park administrative offices will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2020.
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Morven Park, Loudoun County's most important community resource for current and future generations, has something for everyone! This 1,000-acre oasis in the heart of the county is home to the world-renowned Morven Park International Equestrian Center, the premier Morven Park Athletic Field Complex, the historic Davis Mansion, and the unique Winmill Carriage Museum. The picturesque grounds are open to the public every day, while the mansion and museum tour hours vary with the seasons. Tour schedules and a calendar of equestrian, athletic, and special events can be found at MorvenPark.org.
Many visitors believe that Morven Park is a city or county resource, but it is actually a nonprofit that relies on support from people like you to remain open to the public. Support the Park at MorvenPark.org/DonateNow.