News Maker Tammy Stevenson on a new exhibit at SVDM

The Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum (SVDM) debuts a brand new hands on exhibit today Sept. 13.

We spoke with the Director of Development for the Museum Tammy Stevenson in our latest news maker.

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Tammy tells us that this new exhibit features hands on experiences for people in the trades industries.

She also tells us the official ribbon cutting and grand opening is tomorrow Sept. 15 with a soft opening today Sept. 14.

Tammy also tells us about future plans for the Museum.

Click here for Tammy’s interview.

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Touch-A-Truck to benefit Discovery Museum

The Top of Virginia Building Association is hosting a touch-a-truck event to support the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum.

The event will take place at the Frederick County Fairgrounds today from 11 am to 5 pm.

This is a great opportunity for kids to have a hands-on learning experience with local fire and rescue vehicles, heavy construction equipment, and other vehicles.

Tickets to the event cost $5 per person or $20 a carload of less than 6.

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Sock Skating at Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum

While we didn’t record today’s show AT Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, we still took our own field trip there to check out the new sock skating rink they’ve installed on their roof.

Dawn Devine, Director at Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum and Tammy Stevenson, Director of Development & Marketing joined me for the conversation to get the details about what goes into adding things like the sock skating rink to their exhibits & learning opportunities. We talked about how much fun the kids have sliding around on the rink and even got some tips for first-timers (bring an extra pair of socks!)

We also discussed the vital role sponsors and local businesses play in keeping the museum open and adding new learning opportunities for kids.

For more information about the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, visit their website: and follow them on Facebook.

SVEC awards grants

SVEC winter weather preparation

Ten grants totaling over $11,000 have been awarded by Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) in their operation round up.

Regional recipients include but not limited to Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, Winchester Little Theatre and Winchester Area Temporary Thermal Shelter.

Page One food pantry which helps provide essential services in Page County also received a grant.

Shenandoah Valley Lutheran Ministries also received funds for their toddler and infant pantry in Shenandoah County.

SVEC members are invited to round up to the next dollar on their bills to fund the operation.

You can find out more about the operation round up at

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