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Celebrating Black History Month  

Photo: Ginger Perry, Winchester Star


Shenandoah Arts Council - January 12-February 28
ShenArts is starting 2017 with an extended celebration of Black History. The Celebrate Black History exhibit will last through January and February, and features pieces that represent African American culture and pay tribute to historical figures and events. The gallery is located at 811 South Loudoun Street, Winchester, and is open Thursday-Saturday, 12-4pm, or by appointment.
 
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - February 1, 7pm (and other events all month long)
"FLOYD NORMAN: AN ANIMATED LIFE" with Special Guest Floyd Norman
At 80 years old, see how Disney Legend Floyd Norman, the first African-American animator at Disney, continues to impact animation and stir up "trouble" after the company forced him to retire at age 65. Special Guest Floyd Norman will be in attendance for this screening, giving a special introduction followed by a Q&A afterwards. Presented as a part of Alamo's annual Black History Month series which benefits the NAACP and screenings with Winchester Film Club.

Belle Grove Plantation - February 4, 1-2:30pm
This special program will include brief remarks from Belle Grove Plantation and the Warren-Page Branch of the NAACP and celebratory music. Then, Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park Ranger Shannon Moeck will lead a 30-minute program, "Kneading in Silence: A Glimpse Into The Life of Judah the Enslaved Cook in the Belle Grove Winter Kitchen." Free and open to the public.
 
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley - February 26, 3-4pm
Celebrate Black History Month and hear stories of African Americans in Winchester. The museum will host a panel discussion titled "Walking in Our Shoes." Free. Pre-register by February 24; pre-register here or call 540-662-1473, ext. 240.
 

 


museums

See Civil War artifacts and soldiers' graffiti, tour the office of a General, and pay respects to thousands of soldiers at their final resting place


tours

Experience life during the war as a civilian, or follow the footsteps of a soldier into battle with a Civil War tour led by an experienced guide.


familyfun1

Some of our attractions may just bring out the kid in everyone.


familyfun2

Enjoy a day in the country as you pick fruit from the trees, take a scenic wagon ride, or let the kids play on the playground at one of our local farm markets.


familyfun3

After a day picking apples, pack a picnic lunch for the park, relax at one of our swimming pools, ride a paddle boat, or try hiking, fishing, or horseback riding.

shenappleblossomfestThe Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival is Winchester’s signature event! Each year, hundreds of thousands of people join together to celebrate the arrival of the apple blossoms and adorn the city in pink and green. Since its beginnings in 1924, the festival has grown over the years to a ten-day celebration with over 30 events, including two huge parades, a carnival, dances, concerts, a 10K race, wine festival, golf tournament, and so much more!

Visit www.thebloom.com for more information about this exciting annual event!

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