Today is the last day to receive $5 off each Grapes & Grains gala ticket!
March 31, 2014
Today is the last day to receive $5 off each Grapes & Grains gala ticket! Purchase your tickets to the April 26th event online today by visiting www.vmnh.net/grapes-and-grains!
Our Grapes & Grains silent auction item of the day is a pair of Virginia Tech football tickets ...
March 28, 2014
Our Grapes & Grains silent auction item of the day is a pair of Virginia Tech football tickets to the showdown with the Miami Hurricanes on Thursday, October 23. Anyone who purchases tickets to the museum's Grapes & Grains gala on Saturday, April 26 can pre-bid on this and other amazing auction items on the museum's website! To purchase gala tickets or to view a current list of available auction items, visit www.vmnh.net/grapes-and-grains!
The museum is conducting a distance learning education program this morning with Indian River ...
March 26, 2014
The museum is conducting a distance learning education program this morning with Indian River Middle School in Canaan, New Hampshire! Distance learning is quickly becoming a popular option for teachers who want to give their students the opportunity to experience museum education programs and resources without having to travel to the museum for an on-site visit. In these images, (L to R) Debbi Bryant, Denny Casey and Ally Lary host the program from within the Uncovering Virginia exhibit and discuss the fossilization process with the students via videoconferencing. To learn more about all of the distance learning opportunities the museum has to offer, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 276-634-4185 to ask ...
Today's featured Grapes & Grains winery is Hamlet Vineyards, located in Bassett, Virginia!
March 25, 2014
Today's featured Grapes & Grains winery is Hamlet Vineyards, located in Bassett, Virginia! We greatly appreciate their participation in our upcoming gala! Be sure to visit www.hamletvineyards.com to learn more about them and be sure to visit www.vmnh.net to get your tickets today for the museum's April 26 Grapes & Grains gala, featuring Hamlet Vineyards and many more wineries, breweries, meaderies, food vendors...and even a silent auction!
Looking for a great way to enjoy tomorrow's warm weather?
March 21, 2014
Looking for a great way to enjoy tomorrow's warm weather?Then be sure to make it out to Jack Dalton Park in Henry County from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the FREE Piedmont Kite Festival! Build-a-kite or bring your own! Games, crafts, and activities will take place all day long! Live music is provided by Kim and Jimbo Cary and their naturally made instruments!
Today's featured Grapes & Grains food vendor is Rania's Restaurant, Bar, and Grill!
March 21, 2014
Today's featured Grapes & Grains food vendor is Rania's Restaurant, Bar, and Grill! Located at 147 East Main Street in Martinsville, Rania's offers Italian, traditional American, Spanish, and French Cuisine selections on their extensive menu! The museum is excited Rania's will be part of our Grapes & Grains gala and we hope you will be able to attend on Saturday, April 26 at 6:30 at the museum! Tickets are available for purchase at www.vmnh.net!
Thank you to our sponsors: Bassett Furniture ...
March 21, 2014
Thank you to our sponsors: Bassett Furniture, Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County, Bruce Wingo, The Majorie Sutton Memorial Fund and Patrick Henry Community College.
The 27th annual Thomas Jefferson Awards were held on March 20 at the museum ...
March 21, 2014
The 27th annual Thomas Jefferson Awards were held on March 20 at the museum, with a variety of awards presented. Thank you to the event's sponsors: Bassett Furniture Industries, Memorial Hospital of Martinsville & Henry County, Bruce Wingo, Marjorie Sutton Memorial Fund, and Patrick Henry Community College.
Here's a video clip from today's distance learning program with Mary G
March 20, 2014
Here's a video clip from today's distance learning program with Mary G. Porter School. Dr. Denny Casey, director of education and public programs at the museum, transforms into Father Time as he discusses fossils with the students of the Prince William County school.
Over 90 students from Mary G
March 20, 2014
Over 90 students from Mary G. Porter Traditional School in Prince William County took part in the museum's distance learning program "Fossils", led by the museum's talented education staff. The distance learning programs are a critical piece of the museum's "A Museum Without Walls" initiative to allow citizens throughout the Commonwealth to benefit from the museum's educational and research programs without having to travel to the museum. Distance learning education is available to any school with the capability of receiving live video feeds. Programs can be tailored to fit the needs of your students. If you're interested in receiving a program, be sure to call us at 276-634-4185 or email email@example.com to ...
Over 30 of Pittsylvania County's gifted and talented students visited the museum on Friday ...
March 18, 2014
Over 30 of Pittsylvania County's gifted and talented students visited the museum on Friday, March 14 with teachers, parents and grandparents. Everyone had the opportunity to take part in guided exhibit tours led by the museum's interpreters, and students took part in educational programming in the museum's classrooms and outside in Martinsville's Wilson Park.
March 17, 2014
March 14, 2014
Dr. DorothyBelle Poli (right), associate professor of biology at Roanoke College and VMNH research associate, and Dr. Stoneman, scholar of folk tales and lore, gave the presentation "Hunting Dragons: Using fossils to explore lore" on Thursday, March 13 at the museum to a crowd of approximately 40 people. The presentation focussed on how the fossil "Lepidodendron" may be the answer to understanding how the story of dragons came to be in lore. We greatly appreciate Dr. Poli and Dr. Stoneman for presenting at the museum! The next "2nd Thursday Science Talk" is April 10 when Dr. Donna Boyd, eminent professor of anthropological sciences at Radford University will be presenting. More details to follow soon!
We want you to attend "Grapes & Grains!
March 13, 2014
We want you to attend "Grapes & Grains!" Share this post between now and March 21 for a chance to win 2 free tickets to "Grapes & Grains!" For more information about this spectacular event, please visit http://www.vmnh.net/events/details/id/92/grapes-grains-fundraising-gala. We look forward to seeing you there!
As the April 26 "Grapes & Grains" gala approaches ...
March 11, 2014
As the April 26 "Grapes & Grains" gala approaches, we are excited to be partnering with wineries and breweries across the region. In addition, we are pleased to welcome White Oak Mountain Meadery (www.whiteoakmead.com) to this year's gala, marking the first time we've had mead as part of our tasting lineup! Located in Chatham, Virginia, White Oak Mountain Meadery offers 4 distinct types of mead: White Oak Mead, Semi Dry Mead, Sweet Mountain Mead, and Cinnamon Cyser. Gala attendees will be able to sample this and other offerings during this fun event that directly benefits vital museum programs in research, exhibits and education. Tickets are limited, so purchase yours today at http://www.vmnh. ...
Dr Jim Beard receives a proclamation from the board of trustees (with Missy Neff Gould ...
March 1, 2014
Dr Jim Beard receives a proclamation from the board of trustees (with Missy Neff Gould, board chair) congratulating him on two years of outstanding work at the National Science Foundation.
The VMNH board of trustees receive an overview of how museum curators work directly with MHC ...
March 1, 2014
The VMNH board of trustees receive an overview of how museum curators work directly with MHC Governors School students from Dr Elizabeth Moore.
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