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Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US
http://www.themsv.org

The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) tells the story of the art

www.shenandoahmuseum.org

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November 2014

Afternoons at the MSV: Zingara

November 16, 2014 @ 1:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

Enjoy an afternoon of show tunes

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December 2014

Holiday Concert: Davis Bradley Duo

December 6, 2014 @ 6:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

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Holiday Tea

December 9, 2014 @ 2:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

Holiday Tea: Lovely Ladies and Manly MenEnjoy afternoon tea and the presentation

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Holiday Centerpiece Workshop

December 17, 2014 @ 1:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

A Golden Christmas: Holiday Centerpiece WorkshopCreate an elegant holiday centerpiece featuring golden magnolias with floral designer James “JD” Thompson.MSV Members: $30; all others: $35 (includes gallery admission).Registration required by December 12; visit www.theMSV.org or call 540-662-1473

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First Night Winchester at the MSV

December 31, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

Celebrate New Year's Eve at the MSV! Admission is free and the day will be full of family fun. Ronald McDonald will be at the Museum from 10 a.m. to noon

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January 2015

Protecting the Northern Shenandoah Valley’s Natural Heritage

January 28, 2015 @ 7:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

Connecting with the environmental theme of the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley's current exhibition Second Time AroundPre-register at www.theMSV.org or call 540-662-1473

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February 2015

MSV at Night: Mixology and Metal

February 19, 2015 @ 6:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

Mix and mingle in the exhibitionwww.themsv.org

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March 2015

Stroller Stroll

March 13, 2015 @ 9:30 AM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

Stroller Stroll: Face to FaceJust for grown-ups with babies in strollers or carriersMSV Members: $5; all others $10 (free to babies!). Registration required by March 9; visitwww.theMSV.org or call 540-662-1473www.themsv.org

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Afternoons at the MSV: Yun Tai Kim

March 15, 2015 @ 1:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

Enjoy an afternoon of masterpieces by BachFree to MSV Memberswww.themsv.org

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Genealogical Tutorial

March 18, 2015 @ 6:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

Finding Your Irish and Scots-Irish AncestorsLearn research techniquesMSV and Shenandoah Valley Genealogical Society members: $5; all others: $10. Preregister/reserve tickets in advance; visit www.theMSV.org or call 540-662-1473Any remaining tickets will be available beginning at 10 a.m. day of event.

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Lecture: “Portraits Past and Present”

March 22, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

Learn about the process of official portraiture today and how it relates to portraiture of the past in this fascinating talk by Farar ElliottMSV Members: free; all others: $12 (includes MSV admission). Seating is limited. Preregister/reserve tickets by FridayAny remaining tickets will be available beginning at 10 a.m. day of lecture.

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April 2015

The Garden in Four Seasons

April 12, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

Experience the Museum's landscape in four seasons in this illustrated presentation by Winchester photographer Bernie LewisMSV Members: free; all others: $10 (includes MSV admission). Registration required; visit www.theMSV.org or 540-662-1473www.themsv.org

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May 2015

Garden Walkabout

May 6, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

Take a guided expedition through the garden to explore what's happening now. Director of gardens Perry Mathewes will guide you to the best spots to view the most stunning plants of the season and give you a behind-the-scenes update on the latest garden changes as we implement the next phase of our Master Plan. FREE! ... Read more

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Mort Kê¼nstler Exhibition

May 9, 2015 @ 12:00 AM - August 2, 2015 @ 12:00 AM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

On view in the MSV from May 9 through August 2His romancewww.themsv.org

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Signing Event with Mort Kê¼nstler

May 9, 2015 @ 11:00 AM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

Join artist Mort Kê¼nstler at this event featuring the sale and signing of the artist's prints and booksBefore or after meeting the artistOrganized by the Norman Rockwell MuseumMore information

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June 2015

Garden Walkabout

June 3, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

Take a guided expedition through the garden to explore what's happening now. Director of gardens Perry Mathewes will guide you to the best spots to view the most stunning plants of the season and give you a behind-the-scenes update on the latest garden changes as we implement the next phase of our Master Plan. Free ... Read more

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Treasures from the Vault: Fraktur

June 19, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

Learn about what lies hidden in the Museum's storage vault with MSV curator of collections Nick Powers. In this talk Nick will pull from storage examples of fraktur””decorative historic documents including valentines as well as birthwww.themsv.org

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July 2015

An Afternoon with Mort Kê¼nstler

July 11, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

Mort Kê¼nstler

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Gallery Talk: “The Civil War in the Valley”

July 15, 2015 @ 12:00 AM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

Talk offered at 11am and 2pmUsing works seen in the exhibition Mort Kunstler: The Art of Adventurewww.themsv.org

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Flower Show

July 25, 2015 @ 1:00 PM - July 26, 2015 @ 5:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

A spectacular free flower show sponsored by the Winchester Council of Garden Clubs (part of the Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs); will be open to the public on July 25 and 26. Exhibits of many types meeting flower show standards will be displayed in the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. Judging will be according to ... Read more

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Gallery Talk: “Civilians and the Civil War”

July 29, 2015 @ 12:00 AM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

Talk is offered at 11am and 2pm.Join a National Park Service Ranger from Cedar Creek and Belle Grove Historical National Park as she explores and interprets Mort Kê¼nstler's paintings of local Civil War scenes. During this gallery talk

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August 2015

Garden Walkabout

August 5, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

Take a FREE guided expedition through the garden to explore what's happening now. Director of Gardens Perry Mathewes will guide you to the best spots to view the most stunning plants of the season and give you a behind-the-scenes update on the latest garden changes as we implement the next phase of our Master Plan. ... Read more

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Drymill Road Concert

August 23, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

Enjoy a toe-tapping

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Garden Stroller Stroll

August 26, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

For adults with babies and toddlers (ages 3 and under)

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September 2015

Shakespeare in the Garden

September 20, 2015 @ 5:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

A uniquely 'American' twist Midsummer Night's Dream will transport you back to Puritan times.Bring a picnic and Indulge yourself in Shakespeare performed out on the lawn of the Glen Burnie House. A uniquely 'American' twist Midsummer Night's Dream will transport you back to Puritan times

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Shakespeare in the Garden

September 25, 2015 @ 5:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

A uniquely 'American' twist Midsummer Night's Dream will transport you back to Puritan times.Bring a picnic and Indulge yourself in Shakespeare performed out on the lawn of the Glen Burnie House. A uniquely 'American' twist Midsummer Night's Dream will transport you back to Puritan times

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Shakespeare in the Garden

September 27, 2015 @ 5:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

A uniquely 'American' twist Midsummer Night's Dream will transport you back to Puritan times.Bring a picnic and Indulge yourself in Shakespeare performed out on the lawn of the Glen Burnie House. A uniquely 'American' twist Midsummer Night's Dream will transport you back to Puritan times

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October 2015

Exhibition: Cut! Costume and the Cinema

October 3, 2015 @ 12:00 AM - February 28, 2016 @ 12:00 AM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

On view for the first time in the mid-Atlantic region during its MSV displaySix of the films featured in CUT! have received Academy Award nominations for Best Costume Design and the exhibition includes six costumes”“three dresses worn by Kiera Knightlywww.themsv.org

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Gallery Talk: “Valley Geology”

October 25, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

Learn about the geological beginning and formation of the Shenandoah Valley and how its features influence life in the Valley today. Led by MSV Lead Educator Bob Lovan.Free to Members; all others: $10 (includes MSV admission). Registration required by October 23.Register onlinewww.themsv.org

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Full Moon Walk

October 27, 2015 @ 5:30 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

As the sun goes down

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November 2015

Holiday Wreath Workshop

November 19, 2015 @ 12:00 AM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

November 19Explore wreath-making techniques and learn how to create your own holiday wreath using fresh greenery from the Glen Burnie Gardens. Led by Mary Stickley-Godinez

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January 2016

Gallery Walkabout

January 6, 2016 @ 11:00 AM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

Join an MSV educator and explore what's new in the galleries during this free program offered weekly through March 30.Free. MSV admission is free on Wednesday thanks to sponsor Howard Shockey & Sons

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Lecture: “The Life of a Costume”

January 14, 2016 @ 7:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

Learn the process of costume design”“from the first script reading through opening night”“from Shenandoah University costume designers Cheryl Yancey and Jennifer Adams. Explore CUT! before the program (6””7 p.m.).MSV Members

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February 2016

Gallery Talk: “Love Stories from “CUT!”

February 14, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

Perfect for Valentine's Day! Explore costumes from movies with love themes.Explore costumes from movies with love themes during this tour of CUT! Costume and the Cinema with Nancy Huth

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Afternoons at the MSV: Richard Jeric

February 21, 2016 @ 3:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

Enjoy an afternoon of classical music with award-winning pianist Richard Jeric.Free to MSV MembersMore information

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March 2016

Winter Garden Walkabout

March 2, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

Discover the beauty of the winter landscape and get a behind-the-scenes look at the gardens during the winter season on this tour with MSV Director of Gardens Perry Mathewes. Perry will point out plants and natural phenomena best seen in the winter months.Free. Includes walking. Meet at the garden entrance. Program cancelled during inclement weather. ... Read more

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April 2016

Glen Burnie House and Gardens Open

April 1, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

The 2016 season for tours of the Museum's Glen Burnie House and six-acre gardens begins on April 1. The exhibition Suzanne Stryk: Notes on the State of Virginia will be on view in the house throughout the season. Inspired by Thomas Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia (1781)www.themsv.org

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Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau

April 22, 2016 @ 12:00 AM - July 31, 2016 @ 12:00 AM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

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Shakespeare in the Garden

April 23, 2016 @ 12:00 AM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

Shenandoah Conservatory proudly partners with the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) to present a special outdoor production of Illyria”“the musical re-telling of Twelfth NightPerformances at 1pm and 6pm.MSV MembersPre-register at the SU Conservatory website or call 540-662-1473www.themsv.org

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July 2016

The Jungle Book

July 10, 2016 @ 3:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

Enjoy the adventures of Mowgli from Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book* come to life featuring over a dozen actors costumed in native and traditional styles of India. This live and colorful theater presentation will be held in the beautiful surroundings of the MSV Water Garden. Bring a picnic and your own chair/blanket for a delightful ... Read more

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Glen Burnie Day

July 16, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

Enjoy free admission to the MSV on this special day. Take in a free antique and modified car show coordinated by the Shenandoah Region Antique Automobile Club of America (10 a.m.””2 p.m.)Food from Jordan Springs Market and Strite's Donuts will be available for purchase.Admission and activities are free to all.themsv.org

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The Jungle Book

July 17, 2016 @ 3:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

Enjoy the adventures of Mowgli from Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book* come to life featuring over a dozen actors costumed in native and traditional styles of India. This live and colorful theater presentation will be held in the beautiful surroundings of the MSV Water Garden. Bring a picnic and your own chair/blanket for a delightful ... Read more

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The Jungle Book

July 24, 2016 @ 3:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

Enjoy the adventures of Mowgli from Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book* come to life featuring over a dozen actors costumed in native and traditional styles of India. This live and colorful theater presentation will be held in the beautiful surroundings of the MSV Water Garden. Bring a picnic and your own chair/blanket for a delightful ... Read more

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August 2016

Shenandoah Valley TasteFest

August 27, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

Celebrate the Valley's agricultural heritage and enjoy FREE admission and activities at the MSV! Taste lavender shortbread cookiesMore Information and Schedule of Events

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Bluegrass at the MSV: Bud’s Collective

August 28, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

Experience harmonious vocals and blazing fast banjo music at this outdoor performance from acclaimed bluegrass band Bud's Collective. Bring a chair. Proceeds benefit free community events at the MSV.MSV Members: $5; all others: $10; ages 12 & under: FREE. Admission fee applies for garden and gallery visits. Purchase tickets online by August 27 and be ... Read more

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September 2016

And Still We Rise: African American Story Quilts

September 9, 2016 @ 12:00 AM - December 31, 2016 @ 12:00 AM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

Using the powerful medium of story quiltswww.themsv.org

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Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day – FREE admission

September 24, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

Celebrate Museum Day with Free admission to the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley.Visit www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday for your ticket good for two free admissions.

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STOMP: 5K Family Walk for Epilepsy

September 25, 2016 @ 7:30 AM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

Chelsea's 5K Family Fun STOMP Out Epilepsy and SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy) AwarenessSunday

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October 2016

Once Upon a Time Wedding Showcase

October 9, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US
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Struggles for Freedom: Historic Quilt Talk

October 26, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

In conjunction with the Museum's special exhibit "'And Still We Rise': African American Story Quilts" Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park Ranger Shannon Moeck will lead a conversation exploring how African-American made quilts reflect the history and culture of the antebellum Shenandoah Valley.  Learn about how the Valley enslaved population struggled for freedom. ... Read more

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November 2016

Gallery Talk: Slavery in the Shenandoah Valley

November 9, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

Learn about the history and culture of the antebellum Shenandoah ValleyInspired by the exhibition And Still We Rise: African American Story Quilts

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December 2016

Holiday Concert: Yesterday Swing Orchestra

December 10, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

Get into the swing of the holidays with Big Band hits and holiday music from the Yesterday Swing Orchestra. The band will perform such favorites as Baby it’s Cold Outside and White Christmas featuring lead vocalists Jennie Wright and John Hudson. The band will also perform Mel Tormé's favorite The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on ... Read more

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Holiday Tea: From the Bed to the Wall

December 13, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

Enjoy teaMore Information and Register

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Holiday Concert: Jackson Caesar

December 18, 2016 @ 3:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

Enjoy an afternoon of beautiful music as tenor Jackson Caesar performs holiday music from around the world in A Concert Medley.Free to MSV Members and ages 12 & under; all others: $10 (includes MSV admission). Limited concert seating is first-come

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January 2017

A Midwinter’s Sci-Fi Daydream

January 14, 2017 @ 2:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

Presented by 10 high-school students in the Huzzah! theater groupMore Information

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February 2017

Art Exhibition: Superheroes and Superstars: The Works of Alex Ross

February 11, 2017 @ 12:00 AM - May 14, 2017 @ 12:00 AM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

Alex Ross brings the artwork of one of the world’s most preeminent and well-respected comic book artists to the Shenandoah Valley. Ross is recognized for revitalizing the comic book industry with his brilliant use of watercolor and realism. Organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum and at the MSV through May 14Exhibition Opening Reception: February 11

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Black History Month Panel Discussion: Walking in Our Shoes

February 26, 2017 @ 3:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

Celebrate Black History Month and hear stories of African Americans in Winchester. Panelists include Tommy DixonMore Information

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March 2017

Shenandoah Valley Heritage Day

March 4, 2017 @ 9:30 AM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

Presented with Handley Library’s Stewart Bell Jr. ArchivesMore information and event schedulewww.themsv.org

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The Magic Lantern Theater presents “Hunt for the Wilderpeople”

March 5, 2017 @ 4:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLEAn audience and critical pleaser from New ZealandReception Hallhttp://www.magiclanterntheater.org

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April 2017

Alex Ross signing event

April 1, 2017 @ 12:30 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

Join artist Alex Ross for this rare signing eventfeaturing Ross’s comics and printswww.themsv.org/exhibitions/superheroes-and-superstars-works-alex-ross

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Artscape Originals Exhibition Opening Reception

April 18, 2017 @ 6:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

ArtScape's objective is to create an outdoor gallery experience. A community-building project created by the Old Town Development Board and the Shenandoah Arts CouncilArtScape banners will be going up along the historic downtown walking mall in April!This opening reception to showcase the original artwork chosen for this year's ArtScape banners. This unique program is partially ... Read more

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Theatre in the Garden: Androcles and the Lion

April 22, 2017 @ 11:00 AM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

Enjoy a fun afernoon production in the gardens of Androcles& The Lion in the style of Commedia dell'arte. Presented by Company OneMore Information

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Theatre in the Garden: Androcles and the Lion

April 30, 2017 @ 2:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

Enjoy a fun afernoon production in the gardens of Androcles & The Lion in the style of Commedia dell'arte. Presented by Company OneMore Information 

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May 2017

National Public Gardens Day – FREE admission

May 12, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

MSV admission is free all day!Celebrate National Public Gardens Day at the MSV with free admission

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Heritage Plant Sale

May 19, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - May 20, 2017 @ 5:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and SaturdayMore information

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aMuse Art & Craft Festival

May 27, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - May 28, 2017 @ 6:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

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June 2017

Exhibition Opening: Art and the Animal

June 3, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

Animal and art loversOpening at the MSV on June 3On view in the MSV Changing Exhibitions Gallery through September 3www.themsv.org/event/exhibition-opening-art-and-animal

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Art Exhibition: Art and the Animal

June 3, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - September 3, 2017 @ 5:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

See the world's best animal art at the MSV! Presenting works created by members of the Society of Animal Artists Animal lovers of all ages will not want to miss this enjoyable exhibition of fine art!  On view in the MSV Changing Exhibitions Gallery from June 3 through September 3 The MSV site is open ... Read more

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Summer Soirée

June 3, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

Celebrate the opening of Art and the Animal soirée style! Taking place in the gardens

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August 2017

Gardens at Night: The Real Geniuses

August 11, 2017 @ 6:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

A popular MSV tradition

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September 2017

Garden Theatre: As You Like It

September 10, 2017 @ 4:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US

Enjoy a uniquely ”˜Civil War' twist on Shakespeare's As You Like ItBring a picnic and enjoy a uniquely ”˜Civil War' twist on Shakespeare's As You Like It a performed on the lawn of the Glen Burnie House. Play begins at 4 p.m.* FEES: MSV Memberswww.themsv.org/event/msv-garden-theatre-you-it

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August 2018

Yappy Hour

August 25, 2018 @ 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US
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Bring Fido to this happy hour featuring beer tastings (Winchester Brew Works & Alesatian Brewing Co.), hard cider tastings (Winchester Ciderworks), wine tastings (Valerie Hill Vineyard & Winery), live music by Crazy After Midnight, a paw-print art station, doggie treats from At Your Bark'n Call LLC, a pooch playtime area, a performance of “ Complete ... Read more

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September 2018

Exhibition Opening: Maxfield Parrish

September 8, 2018 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US
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This reception celebrates the opening of Maxfield Parrish: Paintings and Prints with special evening exhibition access and fruit, cheese, and petit fours. Wine will be available for purchase. Free to MSV Members; all others: $20 (includes refreshments and exhibition admission). Cash bar. Registration required by September 5; visit www.theMSV.org or call 540-662-1473, ext. 213.

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Gardens at Night: Alter Eagles

September 14, 2018 @ 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US
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NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Take it to the limit with tribute band Alter Eagles. Listen to Eagles classics from Their Greatest Hits album like Take It Easy, Desperado, and One of these Nights, as well as songs from the newer albums and solo careers such as Heartache Tonight and Hotel California. Enjoy family ... Read more

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January 2019

Magic Lantern Theater presents “Filmworker”

January 6, 2019 @ 4:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US
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Magic Lantern Theater will present this documentary (93 minutes; NR) which tells the remarkable story of Leon Vitali, a successful British actor, who gave up fame and fortune to serve for decades as director Stanley Kubrick's right-hand man. MSV Members: $5; all others: $8. Registration not required. Tickets sold at the door. Space is limited: ... Read more

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February 2019

Black History Month Talk: Abe Spencer

February 2, 2019 @ 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US
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Learn about the life of Abraham Spencer (about 1806–1873), a free potter of color working in a southern slave economy in the Shenandoah Valley. Son of two enslaved workers emancipated in the early 1800s, Spencer worked with some of the Valley’s most noted potters. Presented by independent scholar and potter Brenda Hornsby Heindl. Registration required ... Read more

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May 2019

aMuse Art & Craft Festival

May 25, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - May 26, 2019 @ 5:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US
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Woodworking, printmaking, painting, collage, ceramics and more! aMuse Art & Craft Festival is Winchester's only festival dedicated to the arts. With a committee of local arts professionals, we are community driven and proud to host artists from across the region to our charming little town. • Shop original art and hand crafted gifts • Watch ... Read more

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June 2019

Tiffany Exhibition Opening

June 1, 2019 @ 5:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US
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Celebrate the opening of Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light at this festive reception featuring gourmet bites and a signature cocktail. Casual cocktail attire in bright Tiffany-inspired colors encouraged. Free to MSV members; all others: $20 (includes bites and admission; cash bar). Registration required by May 29; register online or call 540-662-1473, 208. See ... Read more

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Pottery Show and Sale

June 8, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - June 9, 2019 @ 5:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US
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Meet Shenandoah Valley potters and browse pottery displays in this show and sale organized by the Shenandoah Potters Guild. Special pottery demonstrations (1 and 2 p.m.) will be offered on both days. Museum admission not required for show & sale.

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Gardens at Night: The Robbie Limon Band

June 14, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US
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The 2019 Gardens at Night concert series begins with the Robbie Limon Band playing your favorite hits from the '70s. Dance under the stars, play family lawn games (6–8 p.m.), and explore the gardens and galleries. Food, beer, and wine will be available for purchase. Seating begins at 5:30 p.m., food/drink stations and galleries & ... Read more

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Rebecca and Thomas: A Civil War Spy Tale

June 23, 2019 @ 2:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US
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In observation of Juneteenth (June 19), celebrating freedom and commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S., hear the story of Rebecca Wright (1838 – 1914) and Thomas Laws (1817 – 1896) as told through this one-act play performed as a reading. Wright, a local teacher and Unionist, and Laws, an enslaved man from Millwood, ... Read more

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Trails Tour

June 29, 2019 @ 10:00 AM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US
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See the progress being made on The Trails at the MSV on this guided tour! Participants will walk to several sites along the future trails to get the lay of the land and see a few beautiful vistas. Includes walking on farm fields and through woods; wear shoes suitable for hiking and dress for the ... Read more

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July 2019

Gardens at Night: Soul Expressions

July 12, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US
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From Richmond, Virginia, the Soul Expressions Band will be back at the MSV to play a high-energy mix of funk, rock, Motown, and today's hits, including songs made famous by Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, The Rolling Stones, UB40, Bruno Mars, Van Morrison, Earth, Wind & Fire, and many other music greats. Dance under the stars, ... Read more

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Antique and Modified Car Show

July 20, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US
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Celebrate summer and fabulous cars at this Antique & Modified Car Show coordinated by the Shenandoah Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America (SRAACA). Enjoy a free car-themed coloring activity in the Carriage House Classroom, too. In the morning, coffee and specialty espresso drinks will be available for purchase from the Espresso Bar & ... Read more

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August 2019

Gardens at Night: The Return

August 9, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US
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Twist and shout with Beatles tribute band The Return, with tight harmonies, flawless renditions of hits from the '60s, and the magic and charm of the legendary Fab Four. The Return will take you back in time delivering a performance that is the next best thing to the Beatles! Dance under the stars, play family ... Read more

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September 2019

Gardens at Night: Alter Eagles

September 13, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US
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Take it to the limit with tribute band Alter Eagles. Listen to Eagles classics from Their Greatest Hits album like Take It Easy, Desperado, and One of these Nights, as well as songs from the newer albums and solo careers such as Heartache Tonight and Hotel California. Enjoy family lawn games from 6–8 p.m. Food, ... Read more

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November 2019

Magic Lantern at MSV: Free Solo

November 3, 2019 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US
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This 2018 documentary follows free solo climber Alex Honnold as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: scaling the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park without a rope. MSV Members: $5; all others: $8. Film begins at 4:30 p.m. Snacks provided. Tickets sold at the door. Held in the Reception Hall located on the ... Read more

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Virginia Gourd Show and Sale

November 16, 2019 - November 17, 2019
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US
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Celebrate the craftsmanship and interesting history behind gourd art! Meet the gourd art experts in the Virginia Lovers’ Gourd Society and browse displays of gourd art available for purchase. Gourd art available for purchase includes luminaries, birdhouses, oil lamps, bowls, musical instruments, and ornaments. Raw gourds suitable for arts and crafts or decorating will also ... Read more

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Flower Show

November 22, 2019 - November 23, 2019
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US
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The Winchester Council of Garden Club is proud to present: Give Thanks, Share Love, Spread Cheer, a National Garden Club Standard Flower Show The Show will be open Friday, November 22, 1-4pm Saturday, November 23, 10am-4pm The Show is Free and Open to the Public! Select arrangements available for purchase at the Show. The Winchester ... Read more

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December 2019

Holiday Tea: Shenandoah Valley Traditions

December 10, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US
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Enjoy tea, savory delights, and desserts as MSV Curator of Collections Nick Powers presents an illustrated program about the ways people in the Shenandoah Valley historically celebrated the holidays, including "Belsnickeling" and more. MSV members: $35; all others: $45 (includes admission). Registration required by December 8; register online or call 540-662-1473, ext. 240. Sponsored by ... Read more

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January 2020

Plethora of Plays in One Act

January 10, 2020 - January 26, 2020
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US
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While Winchester Little Theatre is undergoing restoration, its January show is moving to the MSV! Enjoy an afternoon or evening performance that features four one-act plays. Two collections of one-act plays will be presented. January 10, 11 & 25 from 7–9 p.m. January 12 & 25 from 2–4 p.m. The End of the Tunnel, A ... Read more

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February 2020

Winter Garden Walk

February 5, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US
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Bundle up and take a guided garden tour with MSV Deputy Director of Operations and Director of Gardens Perry Mathewes that will highlight features of the winter landscape. MSV members: $5; all others: $8. Registration required by February 4; register online or call 540-662-1473, ext. 240. Meet at the garden entrance. Walk-ins welcome as space ... Read more

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Black History Month Gospel Concert

February 9, 2020 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US
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Celebrate Black History Month with gospels, spirituals, and protest songs from the American Civil Rights Movement performed by Shenandoah University’s Harambee Gospel Choir and interpreted by Dr. James Coates. Harambee Gospel Choir is a group of talented students, faculty and staff brought together by a love of gospel music. We strive to enlighten the spiritual ... Read more

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MSV Day: Free Admission

February 15, 2020 @ 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US
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Celebrate the new MSV exhibition Things Come Apart during this special free-admission day at the MSV! MSV Day activities are free to all.    

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Lunch and Learn: Civil Rights in Virginia

February 20, 2020 @ 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US
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Learn about the Civil Rights Movement and school desegregation in Winchester with historian Judy Humbert. An author, Humbert is a 1965 graduate of Douglas School, Winchester’s African American high school during the days of segregation. Bring your lunch and spend an hour with an expert! MSV members: $5; all others: $12 (includes admission, beverages & ... Read more

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March 2020

Heritage Day

March 7, 2020 @ 10:00 AM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US
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Celebrate women’s history month and the centennial of Women's Suffrage at this free genealogy-focused event featuring tables hosted by historical societies and research organizations and two lectures. At 10:30 a.m., Library of Virginia exhibitions coordinator Barbara Batson will discuss the challenges and opportunities tracing women's history in the presentation “Where are the Women?” and at ... Read more

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MSV After Dark: Steampunk

March 20, 2020 @ 6:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. In the spirit of the exhibition Things Come Apart, head to the MSV dressed to impress in your best steampunk duds! Enter a costume contest—to be judged by Dr. Tarr (J. P. Murphy) of The Apparition Trail—for prizes, strike a pose in the photo booth from Journey Entertainment, loosen your ... Read more

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October 2020

Magic Lantern Theater presents: Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles

October 4, 2020 @ 4:30 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US
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This documentary (92 minutes; PG-13) details the origins of the beloved Broadway musical Fiddler on The Roof and examines a time in 1960s New York when "tradition" was on the wane as gender roles, sexuality, race relations, and religion were evolving. MSV members: $5; all others: $8; registration required by noon on October 4 (no ... Read more

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November 2020

Opening of The Trails at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

November 25, 2020 @ 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US
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One of the most exciting new developments here in Winchester in 2020 is the opening of the Trails at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. More than three miles of trails for walking, running, and biking through fields, woods, and wetlands will be open year-round, free of charge. It will also feature art exhibitions and ... Read more

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February 2021

MSV Day and Norman Rockwell’s America Exhibition Opening

February 20 @ 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601 US
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Norman Rockwell’s heart-warming depictions of everyday life made him one of the best-known and most beloved American artists of the twentieth century. He lived and worked through some of the most eventful periods in the nation’s history, and his paintings vividly chronicled those times. Rockwell was a storyteller when so-called “serious” art was neither narrative ... Read more

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