Tiny Tales with HRLS & MSV

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Handley Regional Library System has restarted its partnership with the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, a special thematic early literacy story time series at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley’s Glen Burnie House (located in the MSV Gardens). This exciting program is intended for children up to age six and their caregivers. Admission to the program is free.

This program will be offered as a library outreach on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from September to December. Storytime themes will complement museum exhibits to extend learning to all ages and abilities in collaboration with the MSV.

Registration is not required for this program.

Programs planned are:

October 12, 2022: Harvest Hoedown

November 9, 2022: Rock, Paper, Scissors

December 14, 2022: Holidays Around the World

For more info go to www.themsv.org/events/tiny-tales-story-time/

For more information, contact Cheryl Nakagawa, Public Relations and Outreach Manager, at cnakagawa@handleyregional.org or visit www.handleyregional.org.

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HRLS and MSV bring back kid’s program

The Handley Regional Library System and the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley are bringing back their program Tiny Tales.

The program is intended for children up to 6 years old and their caregivers.

On the second Wednesday of each month until December, a different story theme will be chosen that complements exhibits in the museum.

Scheduled programs include the Harvest Hoedown, Rock, Paper, Scissors, and Holidays Around the World.

Admission to the program is free and there is no registration required. For more info, click here.

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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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WPS board holds their annual retreat with the public invited

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An email from Winchester Public School’s (WPS) Bonnie Sandy announced the School Board’s annual retreat.

WPS Board will conduct their mid year retreat at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley 901 Amherst Street Winchester this year.

The retreat will be held in the museum’s second floor board room from 8:30 until approximately 3 p.m. Wed. Feb.9.

This meeting as with most WPS Board meetings is open to the public.

The agenda for the meeting is 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: https://www.themsv.org/

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News Maker Lisa Sipp on an opportunity for local artist

An opportunity for budding artist of all ages is being offered by the Shenandoah Arts Council.

The council will offer an artist the opportunity to have their work displayed in Old Town Winchester for a year.

Then their work will be moved to the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley to be put on display.

We spoke to Shenandoah Arts Council Executive Director Lisa Sipp about Artscape 13 in our latest news maker segment.

The good news is brought to by The Town of Front Royal.

Lisa explains the process of submitting art and the judging process.

She also tells us how the age groups will be separated.

Lisa also explains the sponsorship opportunity which means your name or companies name will also hang at the Old Town Mall for a year as well showing that you support the arts.

Click here for Lisa’s interview.

Click here for additional information on Artscape 13.

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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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