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A museum dedicated to preserving and sharing the long history of Loudoun County
With a collection of over 8,000 artifacts, we have something for everybody. In our Discovery Room, kids can dress up in period costume, play in our 19th century period kitchen, and learn by doing. For the military buff, we have artifacts on display from arrow heads to WWII memorabilia, and plenty to learn about Loudoun’s role in the Civil War. We have antique clothing, furniture, and more. Right in the backyard of Washington, D.C., our history is the Nation’s history, but our county is one of a kind. Come by and find out for yourself.
We are looking for volunteers to help with Hauntings 2018. Please follow the link to sign up today;
The Loudoun Museum is temporarily closed. Check back for updates.
Tuesday Trivia here in Loudoun County: Today, June 26th is the birthday of John Lewis, 1930-2013, a local architectural historian employed by the Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission, who surveyed the land, made notes of the historic buildings, and worked with the Lincoln Community League. After spending two years surveying the area, Lewis approached the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors with the support of over 80 percent of the Goose Creek landowners to request historic designation. Many of the landowners belonged to families who had lived on the same land for nine generations or more. While they had worked personally to preserve the historical significance of their land, they wanted to receive official historic recognition to prevent outside companies from building structures or damming the creek in a way that would negatively impact the surrounding Goose Creek area. After two and a half years of debating, compromising, and legal inquiries, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors designated the Goose Creek area an historic district.
This week in Loudoun County: On June 22 1866, The Washingtonian writes about Leesburg's first known African American Teacher, locally prominent Reverend William L. Robey. The Magazine states “William Robey has for more than a year past been teaching a large number of freed boys and girls, and I think with considerable success”. Robey taught at the Northern Methodist Church previously known as the “Old Stone Church” finished in 1768.
This photo shows the site where the Old Stone Church stood.
Join us in celebrating your favorite father by making Father's Day cards in the log cabin from 11-2 and check out the museum's open house at the same time!
Behind the scenes museum office space reorganization is underway.
Loudoun Museum is happy to welcome our new Visitor and Member Services Coordinator, Gabby Patterson! She has interned and volunteered with Loudoun Museum over the years and has returned as a staff member after completing her degree. Gabby has a background in Anthropology and Archaeology, lots of museum experience, and is a delightful addition to our front desk. If you are interested in volunteering or helping out at the museum, feel free to reach out to Gabby at [email protected]
Come see history up close in our Discovery Room, open anytime the museum is!
Join us during the summer for fun and educational programming in our Log Cabin!
We thank all of those who have served our great nation and today we remember and celebrate those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of our freedom. Loudoun Museum will be open today from 10-5 and ,as always, admission is free for active duty and military veterans. Thank you!
While out in Leesburg this Memorial Day weekend, stop by the Loudoun Museum to visit our new exhibits, picnic in the garden, and pop in to the Log Cabin on Saturday to learn its history. We'll be open Friday, Saturday, Sunday afternoon, and Monday.
The “Happy Hatters”, part of the Red Hat Society, visited our Loudoun Museum this morning. Lovely ladies🌷
Looking for a fun, dry activity on this soggy day? Join us as we commemorate the centennial of WWI with a paper poppy art project in the Log Cabin today from 11-2.
Loudoun Museum is so excited to welcome our new Collections Manager, Kelly Sheely! Our collection will be safe and organized in her extremely capable hands. If you are interested in volunteering or helping out with collections, feel free to reach out to Kelly at [email protected].
Wishing all the amazing mom's out there a very happy Mother's Day! The museum and log cabin will be open today from 1-5pm, so bring your favorite mom in for a visit.
Wishing all the amazing mom's out there a very happy Mother's Day!
If you're out and about in Leesburg tonight, don't miss our First Friday Fireside in the Log Cabin! Harry Barnes will present WWI through stories and songs. Stop by between 6-8pm!
To everyone who supported Loudoun Museum during #GiveChoose yesterday, we thank you for your support!
Making history come to life with fun activities for kids and adults alike-support Loudoun Museum today at https://www.givechoose.org/LoudounMuseum.
There is still time to support Loudoun Museum during #GiveChoose! Visit https://www.givechoose.org/LoudounMuseum to bring history to life and help the museum reach our goal of $1750 that will be automatically matched-it's time to double your money and make a difference now!
Did you know that if each of our followers on Facebook donated just $10 during #GiveChoose today, that would be enough to cover the cost of children's programming for an entire year at the museum? Every gift helps-please visit https://www.givechoose.org/LoudounMuseum to make history come to life today!
Choose Loudoun Museum during GiveChoose today and help us bring history to life! https://www.givechoose.org/LoudounMuseum #GiveChoose
Support the local community with a gift to the Museum during GiveChoose today! All donations up to $1750 will be matched-this is your chance to double your money. Visit https://www.GiveChoose.org/LoudounMuseum to make a difference now!
Support our wonderful Loudoun Community during GiveChoose on Tuesday, May 1st by giving to your favorite local non-profits. Early giving is already open and donations to Loudoun Museum will be matched up to $1750. Thank you for making Loudoun County a special place!
We had a fabulous opening weekend for our new exhibits! Thank you to the wonderful team who made it all possible. If you missed us this weekend, we will be open with our regular hours beginning Friday. Stop by to see what's new!
Celebrate Earth Day by making a birdfeeder this afternoon-we have kid's crafts in the cabin today with refreshments from 1-5. See you there!
Our new exhibits are now open! Stop by to see what's new at the museum today!
'April Showers, May Flowers, and Summer Harvests. Loudouners and their Garden's opens at 10:00am. We hope to see you there!
Tomorrow we unveil our new exhibits! Stop in and see what we have in store! http://loudounnow.com/2018/04/19/at-50-loudoun-museum-finds-new-ways-to-highlight-the-historic/
Are you as excited as we are about our new exhibit? Stop by to see our big reveal this Saturday and Sunday during the Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival!
Our main gallery transformation is underway! Stop by next weekend, April 21 & 22, during the Leesburg Flower and Garden Show to explore our new exhibit: April Showers, May Flowers, and Summer Harvests: Loudouners and their Gardens. We'll be open with free admission Saturday and Sunday, & kids crafts and refreshments in the cabin. Don't miss it!
While the museum won't be open for First Friday this week, we'd like to suggest you check out this First Friday program by Gary Clemens on the History of Transportation in Loudoun County.
Here at the museum we are looking forward to our spring reopening on April 21 & 22 in conjunction with the Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival. Plan to stop by for kids crafts and refreshments in the log cabin & garden and view our new exhibit!
Loudoun Museum is happy to welcome our new Program Director, Leah Cooper! We are thrilled to have her join our team and are looking forward to a full calendar of programs for all ages and interests. If you're interested in volunteering or helping out with programs, feel free to reach out to Leah at [email protected].
Congratulations Loudoun County for being named one of the 10 Healthiest Communities in America! We are especially fond of the picture in slide #2, featuring Loudoun Museum in the article.https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/wellness/the-10-healthiest-communities-in-america/ss-BBKHFPz#image=2
Did your community make the cut?
Happy first full day of spring, Loudoun! How will you celebrate this snowy spring day?
Spring is 'almost' in the air and Loudoun Museum will be taking full advantage of the season to refresh the museum and update our exhibits. The museum will be closed during our spring cleaning between now and the week of April 20th. We'll keep you posted of our progress on Facebook and look forward to having you join us when we reopen in April! Thank you!
Due to the severe winds and dangerous driving conditions, Loudoun Museum will be closed today. Please stay safe and visit us tomorrow or Sunday.
Cheers to everyone who supported the museum's Martinis Matter event last week! From volunteers to donors, from entertainment to guests-you all made it a fantastic and fun night that was a big success for the museum! Thank you!
Tonight's the night! Martinis Matter at River Creek Club supports Loudoun Museum. Come on out between 6-9pm to enjoy the Lord Loudoun Martini, live music, and amazing auction items!
Selma Mansion Rebirth
Who wants a tour of SELMA?
If any Selma Mansion Rebirth Fans are interested in a private behind the scenes tour of Selma, here is your chance.
“Martini’s Matter” is A FREE Event at River Creek Club in Leesburg on
Saturday, February 24th
6:00 – 9:00 pm supporting the Loudoun Museum.
One of the silent auction items of the evening is a BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR OF SELMA!!
Please join us. Bring your friends! This event is open to the public. Let's celebrate the Loudoun Museum while enjoying views of the Potomac River from River Creek Club’s Eagle Nest Tavern (43800 Olympic Blvd Leesburg, VA 20176). Festivities take place from 6- 9pm. Specialty Lord Loudoun Martinis, full bar, non-alcoholic libations and food available for purchase. Live Music! DEANE KERN is a longtime staple of the LoCo music scene, Deane’s music crosses genres and decades alike with his repertoire of rock, folk, blues and even reggae. SILENT AUCTION & RAFFLE PRIZES!
The Selma Silent Auction Item is a tour for 6 people and will provide guests an insider’s look of the home, from the mechanical and electrical infrastructure in the basement to the Venetian plaster, leather paneling, Fortuny upholstered walls and hand painted murals on the first and second levels. While there is no photography allowed inside the residence, winners of this tour will be provided digital photographs taken by the Selma photographer to memorialize this visit. Additionally, each guest on the tour will also receive a commemorative Selma picture frame and Selma tee shirt. Tour guests will also receive “Selma Superfan” status and will be included in Superfan events and exclusives in the future. This group of Superfans is a small (less than 100) group of followers who have been invited to the home for private “fan” events, receive private updates from the owners and will be invited to a “fan and family” luncheon at the residence once all the renovations are complete.
The tour will be conducted by Thomas, Selma’s Chief of Security and will include light refreshments afterwards for questions and answers. If the owners are in Virginia when the tour is scheduled, they will certainly be on hand during the Q&A session.
Scott and I will be there tomorrow night and would love to meet you! Hope to see you there!
Martinis Matter is this Saturday! Don't miss it!
The Loudoun Museum will be open this Monday, President’s Day, from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Stop by and learn some of the local history. Hope you all have a nice weekend.
In honor of Black History Month, we invite you to explore the Lucas-Heaton Letters Story Map to get a glimpse of what life was like for some emancipated slaves who went to Liberia through their exchange of letters to the family who freed them from Purcellville. The letters are currently on display at the museum. http://loudounmuseum.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=8f83bd92c18f40dfbb4a455acbe85f2d&webmap=d69b68d0e43445f8baea7eb27b9f49c4
Loudoun Museum is open today from 10-5pm and 6-8pm for First Friday. Stop by for a visit!
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