News Maker Julie Armel on the MSV’s summer

The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) has a great summer on tap with activities already in progress.

We spoke with the Museum’s Deputy Director of Marketing and Communications Julie Armel about it in our latest news makers.

News makers are sponsored by Warren County Together We are Community.

Julie tells us of the ongoing Nature Connects Lego exhibit that will be available through Labor Day weekend.

She also tells us that this Nature Connects exhibit is different and bigger than the one that was at the MSV back in 2018.

Julie also mentions the gardens at night and concert series that starts this Fri. June 9 with Robbie Limon with presale tickets only available here.

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Contributions: African Americans in the Shenandoah Valley at The MSV

I took a field trip to the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley last week to record today’s show with Nick Powers, Curator of Collections for the MSV. He gave me a full tour while we talked about the newest exhibition at the museum: Contributions: African Americans in the Shenandoah Valley. Nick explained why this exhibition is important, how they’ve acquired many of the pieces, and the local connections that you’ll find at every turn.

Nick also told me how long it typically takes from inception to final placement of an exhibition and that they’re normally planning 2-3 years in advance of an opening.

Julie Armel (Deputy Director, Community Relations) joined us to give the details about visiting the MSV and told us about a few of the upcoming exhibitions: Danny Lyon: Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement opening April 2 – July 31; and, OrigamiintheGarden opening May 28 – November 13.

The MSV is open Tuesday–Sunday (closed on Mondays) and admission is free to all on Wednesdays and always free to ages 12 & under. Get more information about events, the trails, membership and exhibitions on their website:

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