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Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV)

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The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) interprets the art, history, and culture of the great valley for which it is named. This regional museum complex in Winchester, Virginia, includes the Glen Burnie House dating to the eighteenth century, six acres of spectacular gardens, and a Museum designed by internationally recognized architect Michael Graves.

You could easily spend the better part of a day at this museum site. Plan for at least one hour to explore the gardens and at least 90 minutes to experience the Museum galleries. Consider having lunch or afternoon tea in the Museum Café to split up your day. Visit the Museum Store before you leave to browse art, books and other products of the Shenandoah Valley.

The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) anchors a regional history museum complex that also includes the Glen Burnie House and six acres of gardens. Opened in 2005, the 50,000-square foot Museum was designed by Michael Graves & Associates.

The museum houses four major gallery spaces, including the Shenandoah Valley Gallery, where objects, multi-media presentations, and dioramas help Valley history come to life. Rotating exhibitions featuring the fine art and antiques acquired by MSV benefactor Julian Wood Glass Jr. are on view in the Founders Gallery (Moveable Feasts: Entertaining at Glen Burnie will open in this newly renovated gallery space on March 5, 2013).

Equally fascinating is the R. Lee Taylor Miniatures Gallery of exactly furnished miniature rooms and houses. The work of more than seventy miniatures artisans is presented in this collection that charms adults and children alike.

The Changing Exhibition Gallery presents a new exhibition every three to six months. Currently under renovation, this gallery will reopen on June 1, 2013 with the exhibition American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists' Colony from the Reading Public Museum. On view through August 4, 2013, American Impressionism will be followed by Becoming Patsy Cline, a special exhibition organized by the MSV in partnership with Celebrating Patsy Cline, Inc.

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Hours of Operation:
Tue9:30 AM4:00 PM
Wed10:00 AM4:00 PM
Thr10:00 AM4:00 PM
Fri10:00 AM4:00 PM
Sat10:00 AM4:00 PM
Sun10:00 AM4:00 PM
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