Picture Frame Workshop for Children
On December 7th, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, the Museum will hold a picture frame making workshop for children. The frames will be individually and creatively decorated and can be used as holiday gifts or keepsakes. All materials will be provided free of charge but donations will be gratefully accepted. Central Virginia Master Gardeners and members of the James Madison Museum Board of Directors will attend and serve as artistic guides and helpers.
Santa Claus is Coming….to the James Madison Museum
On December 15th, from 3:00 am – 4:30 pm, Santa Claus will be reading Christmas stories, visiting with children and handing out a little treat! This event is free, but please RSVP: (540) 672-1776 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations always gratefully accepted.
The Price House – A History
For 26 years, the 1733 “Price House” has been residing in our Hall of Agriculture and Transportation.
On November 10th (Sunday at 3:00 pm) you have a wonderful opportunity to learn the stories of this home from THE person who not only saved it, but facilitated its donation to the Museum. Ms. Ann Miller will share her in-depth knowledge of this wonderful architectural gem.
Tools, Gadgets & Gizmos- A special exhibit from October 5, 2013 – March 31, 2014
Enjoy this diverse collection of 1700′s – mid-1900′s tools and other gadgets and such. Some of the unique artifacts include a Civil War “peg leg,” an early 1900 typewriter, a tobacco bench with a hand-crafted (1700′s) tobacco grinding box, a good number of early farm implements and Model T mechanic’s tools, a Civil War Umbilical Hernia truss…. so much to enjoy.
SPECIAL EXHIBIT – Virginia Anti-Bellum Sectional Sofas
Opening on Sunday, July 7th at 3:00 p.m. with a special presentation of Mr. Hal Stuart, the Museum will exhibit 3 sectional sofas. The “Falmouth” (Conway family) of Orange County, the “Salubria” of Culpeper County, and the “Port Royal” of Caroline County. This is an exciting event because the sectional sofas were crafted and used exclusively in central and northeast Virginia prior to the Civil War. RSVP to attend the opening to (540) 672-1776 or email@example.com. Seating is limited for this opening event. The sofas will remain on exhibit through September 17th, 2013.
06/09/13 – The Town of Orange – A History
3:00 p.m. – Beloved local author, historian and tour guide (Founder, Tourguide, Ltd.), Mr. Frank Walker will be talking about the history of the Town of Orange – Its Lands, Roads and Paul Verdier, the First Town Planner. Mr. Walker is a grandson of Captain Robert Walker, B Company, Mosby’s Rangers and Ann Carter Goss of Somerset, who, along with Robert’s sister Sallie, were co-founders of Woodberry Forest School.
Light refreshments will be provided following the presentation. Admission is free. Free will donations are sincerely appreciated and benefit the Museum’s fund for roof and building repairs. Please RSVP to reserve your seat (540-672-1776).
The Museum’s financial statement is available upon written request from the Office of Consumer Affairs, Commonwealth of Virginia.
BOOK SALE – Continues in our Book Room.
New books are 10% of list price! All ages and genres. Thanks to the continuing generosity of MPS publishers, The James Madison Museum held our annual book sale to benefit the museum. A great selection of books are available. This is a great time to find books for loved ones on your holiday list. We also have a nice selection of previously enjoyed books and welcome trades.
4/13-14/2013 – 13th Annual Plant and Bake Sale
Every year our very generous local greenhouse entities donate beautiful healthy plants to sell for the benefit of the Museum. Details will be posted once times have been determined.
5/20/13 – Entertaining in Washington City and at Montpelier
3:00 p.m. – Mrs. Dolley P. T. Madison will be sharing her expertise as the foremost social/political hostess and discussing entertaining in Washington City and at Montpelier. Following the presentation we will celebrate Mrs. Madison’s birthday with refreshments. Admission is free. Donations are sincerely appreciated and benefit the Museum. Seating is limited – RSVP to reserve your place (540-672-1776 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
9/7-8/13 – Annual Book and Plant Sale
Through the generosity of MPS, our local publishing company, we are able to offer brand new books at 10% of the list price….that is 90% OFF! In addition, we have some very generous local greenhouses that donate a lovely variety of healthy, gorgeous plants to sell. All proceeds benefit the Museum.
9/17/13 – The Constitution of The United States of America
3:00 p.m. – In celebration of the Convention delegates signing the proposed Constitution and its eventual ratification, a special event is being planned. Further details will be posted once arrangements are finalized.