Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

Museum of the Shenandoah Valley The mission of the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is to preserve and enrich the cultural life and heritage of the Valley. #theMSV

#theMSV Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) is dedicated to preserving and enriching the cultural life and heritage of the Valley. This regional history complex includes a house dating to the eighteenth century, seven acres of spectacular gardens, and a 50,000-square-foot museum featuring changing exhibitions, a permanent display of miniature houses, and an expansive gallery exploring the history and decorative arts of the Shenandoah Valley. The MSV also includes a Museum Store (admission not required). The galleries are open year-round; the house and gardens April through December. The MSV sits on land originally claimed by Winchester founder James Wood in 1735. The property was passed through generations of Wood and Glass families until being acquired by Wood descendant and MSV benefactor Julian Wood Glass Jr. (1910–1992) between 1952 and 1955. Glass and his partner at the time, R. Lee Taylor (1924–2000), worked together to transform the site and its Glen Burnie House—built in 1794 by James Wood’s son Robert—into a country retreat where the couple entertained in high style. Admission is not needed to visit the Museum Store. Every Wednesday the site is open free of charge to individuals and families (fees apply for groups of 10 or more). The Museum is open year-round, and the gardens are open seasonally (April though October). The site is closed Mondays.

“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.” -...
07/06/2019

“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.” - Luther Burbank

Bring your family to the gardens today!

#gardens #vegetables #plants #gardening #theMSV #museumoftheshenandoahvalley

Need to loosen up after a tough day at work? Relax with Yoga in the Gardens at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 13.For more info...
07/05/2019

Need to loosen up after a tough day at work?

Relax with Yoga in the Gardens at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 13.

For more information, check out the following link http://bit.ly/YOGAatMSV

#learnyoga #yogaoutdoors #namaste #gardens #nature #getoutside #theMSV #discoverwinchester #shenandoahvalley #loveVA

FREE BOOK TALK AT THE MSV: Love cats and art? Head to Winchester’s Museum of the Shenandoah Valley on Wednesday, July ...
07/05/2019

FREE BOOK TALK AT THE MSV: Love cats and art? Head to Winchester’s Museum of the Shenandoah Valley on Wednesday, July 10, at 6 p.m. for a free talk by author Sandy Lerner about Caticons, a book about Lerner’s incredible collection of all things cat, including a 4,000-year-old clay cup with a cat's face, an 18th-century Chinese cat night-light, cat prints by Andy Warhol, and more!

Meet Sandy Lerner, learn about the 30-year odyssey to build her collection, and celebrate the ways in which people have expressed their love for cats for thousands of years! Arrive early and see the exhibition “Steinlen: Cats”—for free!—before the program. Get details and reserve your seat for the talk here: bit.ly/MSVCaticons

#cat #love #kitty #cats #kittycat #booksigning #theMSV #shenandoahvalleymuseum #discoverwinchester #shenandoahvalley #loveVA

How do you and yours celebrate Independence Day?During the heyday of Julian Wood Glass Jr. and R. Lee Taylor’s time at...
07/04/2019

How do you and yours celebrate Independence Day?

During the heyday of Julian Wood Glass Jr. and R. Lee Taylor’s time at Glen Burnie, celebrations begin with Lee decorating the gardens and ended with a hot dog roast and fireworks. On a few occasions, 4th of July get-togethers at Glen Burnie also doubled as costume parties!
We at the MSV wish you all a safe and happy Fourth of July!

#july4th #fireworks #history #independenceday #theMSV #shenandoahvalleymuseum

YOGA IN THE GARDENS AT THE MSV: Twice-monthly yoga classes in the beautiful gardens of Winchester's Museum of the Shenan...
07/01/2019

YOGA IN THE GARDENS AT THE MSV: Twice-monthly yoga classes in the beautiful gardens of Winchester's Museum of the Shenandoah Valley begin Saturday, July 13 from 9–10 a.m. Led by certified instructors from Shine Yoga, classes will move you through all levels of yoga practice, including standing & balancing poses and light stretching. All skill levels welcome. Pre-registration encouraged; $10 MSV members, $15 all others. Get the class schedule & details here: www.theMSV.org/yoga

#learnyoga #yogaoutdoors #namaste #gardens #nature #getoutside #theMSV #discoverwinchester #shenandoahvalley #loveVA

FREE READING AT THE MSV: This Sunday, June 23, 2–3 p.m. Hear the fascinating, true Civil War story of a pro-Union teac...
06/21/2019

FREE READING AT THE MSV: This Sunday, June 23, 2–3 p.m. Hear the fascinating, true Civil War story of a pro-Union teacher and a slave who helped turn the tide of the war in the Shenandoah Valley. In celebration of Juneteenth, Winchester’s Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is hosting a reading of the one-act play "Rebecca and Thomas: A Civil War Spy Tale." Admission to the reading is FREE. Details here: bit.ly/CWSpyTale

FREE READING AT THE MSV: This Sunday, June 23, 2–3 p.m. Hear the fascinating, true Civil War story of a pro-Union teac...
06/19/2019

FREE READING AT THE MSV: This Sunday, June 23, 2–3 p.m. Hear the fascinating, true Civil War story of a pro-Union teacher and a slave who helped turn the tide of the war in the Shenandoah Valley. In celebration of Juneteenth, Winchester’s Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is hosting a reading of the one-act play "Rebecca and Thomas: A Civil War Spy Tale." Admission to the reading is FREE. Details here: bit.ly/CWSpyTale

Sketch of Rebecca Wright and Thomas Laws [detail] by James E. Taylor (1890-1898), “James E. Taylor Sketchbook; With Sheridan up the Shenandoah Valley in 1864: Leaves From a Special Artist's Sketchbook and Diary,” courtesy of Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland History Center

SUMMER FUN FOR KIDS AT THE MSV: Monday–Friday, July 22–26, 9 a.m.–noon. Hurry! Only few spaces remain for this wee...
06/15/2019
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SUMMER FUN FOR KIDS AT THE MSV: Monday–Friday, July 22–26, 9 a.m.–noon. Hurry! Only few spaces remain for this week-long summer camp. Sign up here http://bit.ly/KDSummer.

For kids rising 1st through 4th graders will explore the gardens and galleries, learn to work with a wide variety of materials, and explore media such as painting, drawing, plaster crafts, printmaking, and ceramics.

SUMMER FUN FOR YOUTH AT THE MSV: Monday–Friday, July 8–12, 9 a.m.–noon. Hurry! Only few spaces remain for this wee...
06/14/2019
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SUMMER FUN FOR YOUTH AT THE MSV: Monday–Friday, July 8–12, 9 a.m.–noon. Hurry! Only few spaces remain for this week-long summer camp. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/YthSummerMSV.

Rising 5th through 8th graders will explore the gardens and galleries, learn to work with a wide variety of materials, and explore media such as painting, drawing, plaster crafts, printmaking, and ceramics.

TIFFANY TOUR FOR KIDS AT THE MSV: This Saturday, June 15 or Tuesday, June 18, 10:30 a.m.–noon. Sign up today. These sp...
06/13/2019
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TIFFANY TOUR FOR KIDS AT THE MSV: This Saturday, June 15 or Tuesday, June 18, 10:30 a.m.–noon. Sign up today. These spaces are going fast! Sign up here: http://bit.ly/GEXTiffanyMSV.

In this special summertime Gallery Explorers, ages 4 and up will discover the MSV’s summer exhibition of Tiffany stained glass then create their own colored plastic suncatchers to take home.

MSV Members: $5 per child; all others: just $7 per child; adults (must accompany children): free.

GARDENS AT NIGHT AT THE MSV! This Friday, June 14, from 6–9 p.m. at Winchester's Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. The ...
06/11/2019

GARDENS AT NIGHT AT THE MSV! This Friday, June 14, from 6–9 p.m. at Winchester's Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. The Robbie Limon Band plays '70s favorites! Get all the info here: bit.ly/MSVLimon2019

Admission is free to MSV Members, ages 12 & under, and—thanks to Navy Federal Credit Union—it’s free to all active duty, National Guard, Reserve military personnel and their families, and individual veterans (id required). All others: just $10 (includes music and admission to the gardens & exhibitions)! Gardens at Night is also sponsored by Shenandoah Country Q102.

Gates open at 5:30 p.m., music begins at 7 p.m. Bring a chair. Food, hard cider, beer & wine will be available for purchase beginning at 6 p.m.; no outside food/drink permitted. Cash sales preferred. Rain/shine.

#70smusic #classicrock #retrorock #playlist #theMSV #discoverwinchester #shenandoahvalley #loveVA

POTTERY SHOW & SALE AT THE MSV: Sat. & Sun., June 8–9 from 10–5 at Winchester's Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. Bro...
06/05/2019

POTTERY SHOW & SALE AT THE MSV: Sat. & Sun., June 8–9 from 10–5 at Winchester's Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. Browse displays of contemporary pottery available for purchase and see experts from the Shenandoah Potters Guild demonstrate how to handbuild pottery (1 p.m.) and how to throw clay on a wheel (2 p.m.) in the MSV Makerspace Studio. FREE event admission! Details here: bit.ly/MSVPottery2019

Check out the MSV's impressive collection of pottery that highlights the Shenandoah Valley’s centuries-old pottery tradition and features rare pieces made by several of the region’s most prominent early potters (gallery admission applies).

#pottery #shopping #unique #handmade #artandcraft at #theMSV #discoverwinchester #shenandoahvalley #loveVA

SEE TIFFANY GLASS AT THE MSV: The special exhibition "Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light" is now on view at th...
06/01/2019

SEE TIFFANY GLASS AT THE MSV: The special exhibition "Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light" is now on view at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. Don't miss this chance to see some of the most iconic and celebrated works of the famous Tiffany Studios. Now–September 1, 2019 (Tuesdays–Sundays). Get more info here: bit.ly/MSVTiffanyGlass

Organized by The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glasss, Queens, New York, and sponsored at the MSV by Shenandoah Country Q102

Pictured here: "Wisteria" Library Lamp, about 1901, Clara Driscoll (1861–1944) designer, The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass, Queens, New York.

#tiffanyglass #TiffanyatTheMSV #theMSV #discoverwinchester #shenandoahvalley #loveVA

SEE TIFFANY GLASS AT THE MSV: The special exhibition "Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light" just opened at the M...
06/01/2019

SEE TIFFANY GLASS AT THE MSV: The special exhibition "Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light" just opened at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (Winchester, VA)! Don't miss this chance to see some of the most iconic and celebrated works of the famous Tiffany Studios. Now–September 1, 2019 (Tuesdays–Sundays). Get more info here: bit.ly/MSVTiffanyGlass

Organized by The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass, Queens, New York, and sponsored at the MSV by Shenandoah Country Q102

#tiffanyglass #TiffanyatTheMSV #theMSV #discoverwinchester #shenandoahvalley #loveVA

MAKE A NECKLACE AT THE MSV: Create a floral wire-work necklace using cultured freshwater pearls and Czech glass beads in...
05/23/2019

MAKE A NECKLACE AT THE MSV: Create a floral wire-work necklace using cultured freshwater pearls and Czech glass beads in an Art Nouveau Jewelry Workshop at Winchester's Museum of the Shenandoah Valley from 12:30–4 p.m. on June 7 or 8. Before the workshop, explore the special exhibition “Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light” opening at the MSV on June 1. $50 fee includes all supplies, exhibition admission & light refreshments. Registration required. Get more info & register here: bit.ly/MSVjewelry

AMUSE ART & CRAFT FAIR AT THE MSV: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. this Saturday & Sunday, May 25–26 at Winchester’s Museum of the ...
05/22/2019

AMUSE ART & CRAFT FAIR AT THE MSV: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. this Saturday & Sunday, May 25–26 at Winchester’s Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. FREE event admission! Get the vendor list and more info here: bit.ly/MSVAmuse2019

Meet 50 artists and crafters showing and selling jewelry, glass, furniture, pillows, pottery, paintings, prints, textiles, baskets, hand-crafted soap, accessories made out of recycled bicycle parts, and much more! Food, beer & wine available for purchase, too.

Admission to Amuse Art Fair is free (for ages 13+: fees apply to tour the galleries and 7-acre MSV gardens; MSV admission is free to kids).

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PUT YOUR CAT IN THE SPOTLIGHT AT THE MSV: Is your cat "Mewseum" worthy? Put their picture on display in Winchester's Mus...
05/21/2019

PUT YOUR CAT IN THE SPOTLIGHT AT THE MSV: Is your cat "Mewseum" worthy? Put their picture on display in Winchester's Museum of the Shenandoah Valley! In celebration of the exhibition "Steinlen: Cats" on view now at the MSV, your cat’s picture & name can appear on the lobby video screen when you donate to the MSV Annual Fund. Give what you can & your cat will be in the limelight through Sept. 1, 2019, the final day for "Steinlen: Cats" at the MSV. Donate here: www.themsv.org/annual-fund

Donations to the MSV Annual Fund make it possible for the MSV to host traveling exhibitions such as "Steinlen: Cats"— an exhibition of beautiful feline art organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts—and your gift also supports MSV education programming, community events, garden maintenance, and operations of the future trails at the MSV. Thank you! #CatsAtTheMSV

Donations of any amount are welcome. When donating, please include the word “cat” with your cat’s name in the “Dedication Information" section, and the MSV will reach out for your cat’s photograph.

The MSV is open Tuesday–Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is free to ages 12 & under and to all every Wednesday. Please visit "Steinlen: Cats" and share this fun opportunity with the cat lovers in your life.

Amuse Art Fair
05/21/2019

Amuse Art Fair

Super excited Shenandoah Arts Council will have a rock painting booth at Amuse this year! Kids and adults can paint one for free!

CELEBRATE NATIONAL WALNUT DAY AT THE MSV: today, May 17. While this holiday was created to celebrate the hard-shelled nu...
05/17/2019

CELEBRATE NATIONAL WALNUT DAY AT THE MSV: today, May 17. While this holiday was created to celebrate the hard-shelled nut the walnut tree produces, we are instead “going nuts” about a few objects made with the beautifully-grained wood at the heart of the tree.

To early Valley settlers, walnut wood was one of the most important natural resources the region offered. Local craftsmen used walnut in house construction, to build furniture, and to make any number of small, everyday objects. Check out some of our favorite walnut objects in the MSV Collection!

#nationalwalnutday #gonuts #TGIF

NEENA JHAVERI TRUNK SHOW AT THE MSV: This Saturday, May 18, from 10–5 at Winchester's Museum of the Shenandoah Valley....
05/16/2019

NEENA JHAVERI TRUNK SHOW AT THE MSV: This Saturday, May 18, from 10–5 at Winchester's Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. Meet award-winning artist Neena Jhaveri from 10 a.m. to noon and browse her garden-inspired pottery, linens, and accessories throughout the day! Get details here: http://bit.ly/MSVNeena2019

See Neena's newest garden-themed pottery, clay jewelry, silk scarves, and several custom designs made from live flowers and greenery from the MSV’s Glen Burnie Gardens. Admission is FREE to visit the Museum Store, view the display, and meet the artist.

Regular admission rates apply to visit exhibitions and the MSV gardens.

05/15/2019

FREE WEDNESDAY AT THE MSV: today, May 15, open 10 to 5. It's perfect weather for a walk in the gardens. Explore the galleries for free, too!

Thanks to Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc., MSV admission is free on Wednesdays.

Photo of yellow flag irises in the Asian Garden by Deputy Director, Museum Operations and Director of Gardens Perry Mathewes via MSV Instagram.

PLANTS FOR SALE AT THE MSV: This Friday & Saturday, May 17–18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Museum of the Shenandoah Va...
05/13/2019

PLANTS FOR SALE AT THE MSV: This Friday & Saturday, May 17–18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley Heritage Plant Sale (Winchester. VA). More than 110 varieties of plants—including perennials, herbs, shrubs, and vegetables—will be available for purchase. Admission to the plant sale is free.

Stop by to browse the plants and talk to the museum’s expert horticultural staff about your garden. In her latest blog, MSV Horticulturist Chantal Ludder highlights some unusual plants you will find at the plant sale, including hens and chicks ground cover, the herb marsh mallow, cat mint, and more! Read the blog here: http://bit.ly/MSVPlantSale19

05/08/2019

FREE WEDNESDAY AT THE MSV: today, May 8, open 10 to 5. Explore the gardens and galleries for free. Bring your camera to capture some beautiful outdoor landscapes!

Thanks to Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc., MSV admission is free on Wednesdays.

Photo of Spanish bluebells and goldenseal by Deputy Director, Museum Operations and Director of Gardens Perry Mathewes via MSV Instagram.

TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY AT THE MSV: May 7 marks National Teacher Appreciation Day, an opportunity to celebrate and hono...
05/07/2019
A Shenandoah Savant: Kate Glass Greene (1867-1948) and the Fort Loudoun Seminary | The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY AT THE MSV: May 7 marks National Teacher Appreciation Day, an opportunity to celebrate and honor educators of all types who make lasting contributions to our communities.

Celebrate America’s teachers, with a blog by Curator of Collections Nick Power, highlighting a prominent figure in the MSV Collection: educator, historian, and author Katherine Rebecca “Kate” Glass Greene (1865-1948), the aunt of MSV benefactor Julian Wood Glass Jr. (1910-1992).

Untitled landscape attributed to Katherine Rebecca Glass Greene, late 1800s. Oil on artist’s board. Collection of the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. Photo by Nick Powers.

by Curator of Collections Nick Powers May 7 marks National Teacher Appreciation Day, an opportunity to celebrate and honor educators of all types who make lasting contributions to our communities. Teachers change the lives of millions of children every day, inspiring a lifelong love of learning and....

"Steinlen: Cats" is now on view in the MSV Founders Gallery. Stop by to see this exhibition of beautiful, feline-themed ...
05/06/2019

"Steinlen: Cats" is now on view in the MSV Founders Gallery. Stop by to see this exhibition of beautiful, feline-themed art by Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen (1859–1923). At the MSV through September 1, 2019, "Steinlen: Cats" is organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. GEt more exhibition info here: bit.ly/CatsatTheMSV

"Cat on a Pillow (L’Hiver: chat sur un coissin)" [detail], 1909, by Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen (French, born Switzerland, 1859–1923). Color lithograph on wove paper. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. The Maxine Hornung Collection, Gift of Frank Raysor. Photo: Sydney Collins © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

AFTERNOON CONCERT AT THE MSV: Sunday, May 12, 3 p.m. Take a musical journey through the history of the saxophone as Shen...
05/01/2019
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AFTERNOON CONCERT AT THE MSV: Sunday, May 12, 3 p.m. Take a musical journey through the history of the saxophone as Shenandoah Conservatory's Professor of Saxophone Timothy Roberts and students from the conservatory perform an eclectic mix of music from Baroque, Broadway, and the Belle Époque.

Registration includes MSV admission to the gardens and galleries. Hurry! Seats are going fast. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/MSVAfternoons050119.

FREE MORNING GARDEN WALK AT THE MSV: this Wednesday, May 1, 9–10 a.m. See what’s in bloom with this behind-the-scene...
04/29/2019
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FREE MORNING GARDEN WALK AT THE MSV: this Wednesday, May 1, 9–10 a.m. See what’s in bloom with this behind-the-scenes look at the latest MSV garden developments with MSV Deputy Director of Operations and Director of Gardens Mathewes before the grounds open to the public.

Hurry! Register by April 30 here: http://bit.ly/MSVGardenWalk050119.

FREE EVENING AT THE MSV: Head to Winchester’s Museum of the Shenandoah Valley on Wednesday, April 23 for free nighttim...
04/23/2019

FREE EVENING AT THE MSV: Head to Winchester’s Museum of the Shenandoah Valley on Wednesday, April 23 for free nighttime gallery access from 5–6 p.m. to explore the exhibition “Our Strength is Our People: The Humanist Photographs of Lewis Hine” followed by a free, expert-led panel discussion exploring the stories of today’s local immigrants from 6–7:30 p.m. This is the final nighttime opportunity to see Lewis Hine’s famous photographs of Ellis Island immigrants, child labor, and the American worker at the MSV. Don't miss it! Get more info here: bit.ly/MSVFree

EASTER WEEKEND AT THE MSV: Looking for a fun place to take the family this weekend? Winchester's Museum of the Shenandoa...
04/18/2019

EASTER WEEKEND AT THE MSV: Looking for a fun place to take the family this weekend? Winchester's Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of Easter weekend. Stop by to stroll the seven-acre gardens and see the spring blooms, enjoy an orchid show and sale (Fri. & Sat. only), and see famous photographs on view in the exhibition "Our Strength is Our People: The Humanist Photographs of Lewis Hine." MSV admission is free to ages 12 & under. Get more info here: bit.ly/2UrHCFu

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