Shenandoah Valley Wine Festival takes over MSV

The Shenandoah Valley Wine Festival is today from 1 pm – 7 pm at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley.

There will be numerous local wineries and vineyards represented as well as craft and food vendors.

Live music will be playing all day with 3 different bands including Randy Black and Friends, Spencer Hatcher and The Ol’ Son Gang, and Don’t Look Up Band.

Tickets are $35 at the gate and include entrance to the galleries and gardens including the new Origami In The Garden Exhibit.

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Juneteenth celebrations in the Valley

Juneteenth celebrations are taking place throughout the Valley this weekend.

Hood-Love and the Handley Black Student Union hosted speakers and had live music at the Civil War Museum Friday evening.

The Clarke County Fairgrounds will hold a Freedom Day Celebration on Saturday.

The event will include educational, historic, and entertainment activities throughout the day such as interpretive dancers, musicians, and poets.

Then on Sunday, the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will celebrate with a performance from Souled Out, black owned food trucks, and a new exhibit sponsored by the NAACP titled “ Lest We Forget Museum of Slavery.”

Other exhibits include Contributions: African-Americans in the Shenandoah Valley and Danny Lyon: Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement.

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New origami exhibit opens at MSV

The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley has a new exhibit.

Today at 10 am is the grand opening of OrigamiintheGarden.

The exhibit will remain open through November 13th, 2022.

Artist Kevin Box takes origami to another level with his metal sculptures.

He has pioneered his own processes and works closely with foundries, fabrication shops, and studio staff.

This exhibit created by Kevin and Jennifer Box features their original masterpieces as well as collaborations with renowned origami artists Robert J. Lang, Te Jui Fuu, Beth Johnson, and Michael G. LaFosse.

The works will be placed around the botanical gardens to draw a connection between the paper for origami coming from plants.

For more information on the new exhibit, head to www.themsv.org

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MSV welcomes kids for Gallery Explorers

The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is inviting children for their next installation of their Gallery Explorers program.

Today’s session starts at 10:30 am and will focus on how settlers of the Valley created their own textiles, ranging from spinning their own thread and yarn to quilting bees.

MSV’s lead educator Sarah Perks will lead the course and participants will create a cross stitch decoration to take home.

Please register online before arriving and if you can’t make it today, another session will be held on Tuesday.

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MSV Day at Museum of Shenandoah Valley

Today is MSV Day at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester.

Admission is free to the galleries and exhibitions from 11 am to 4 pm.

This is one of your last chances to see National Geographic’s Photo Ark exhibit by the renowned photographer Joel Sartore.

The exhibit leaves MSV on Sunday.

Guests are also invited to explore The Trails which go through 50 acres of museum grounds including fields, woods, wetlands, and art installations .

The Trails open from 7 am to dusk and are free year round.

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52nd annual charity doll auction

The Henry and William Evans Home for Children 52nd annual doll auction will be held at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley tomorrow from 2 pm – 4 pm.

A variety of one of a kind creations will be for sale in categories like historical, patriotic, plain and sensible, fancy and frilly, and everything in between.

They also will have outfits for the always popular American Girl dolls.

All proceeds will go to the Evans Home for Children which is a non profit group home for foster and homeless children.

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Virginia Gourd Show comes to MSV

The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is hosting the Virginia Gourd Show and Sale today and tomorrow from 10 AM to 5 PM.

Virginia Lover’s Gourd Society has put on this free event for 15 years.

They have dedicated themselves to educating the benefits of gourd gardening and the use of them in arts and crafts.

At this event, you can meet experts from the VLGS to discuss different art techniques and watch live demonstrations.

Some of their pieces will be available for sale including birdhouses, instruments, bowls, and more.

This year’s award winning gourds will also be on display.

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MSV opens doors for free event

The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is opening its doors to the community today from 10 am to 5 pm with free admission to its galleries and gardens.

The galleries feature the exhibit “Norman Rockwell’s America.”

The exhibit showcases his original paintings and 323 vintage Saturday Evening Post covers.

Make sure to check out the Invitational Outdoor Sculpture show with installations from local artists.

From 10:00-2:00, there is a car show for antique and modified vehicles.

Food trucks will also be on the museum grounds.

For more information on today’s event, head over to themsv.org.

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Field Day at MSV

The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is hosting a field day event today from 10 am to 2 pm.

The walking trails will be open with activities all along the way.

There will be educational activities as MSV educators will have a geology talk.

Shenandoah University researcher Ashley Landes will also be there to speak on the wetlands.

Frederick County Parks and Recreation will bring some of the fun including a timed 50 yard dash, disc golf demonstration, and ladder golf.

The field day is free but admission prices still apply to the gardens and galleries.

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