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Enjoy a first-class production and delicious dinner. March 14 - May 6, 2018, see "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" As the bells of Notre Dame resound through the famed cathedral in 15th-century Paris, Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be “Out There,” observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by…
The public is invited to tour the house, studio and galleries of the famous American painter Gari Melchers (1860-1932). Stroll the restored gardens and woodland trails, visit the Fannie Roots House on the property to hear about the latest restoration efforts between 12 and 3 pm, join a preschool palette class in the kitchen classroom between 11 am and 4 pm, and explore the museum shop. Free admission. Contact: Buffy Knappenberger at 540 654-1843
April 23, 25, 28 Introduce your child to arts education in a museum setting with this award-winning class. Join us for process art projects, along with age-appropriate studio tours, exploratory garden walks, and engaging stories.
Trivia Night with Al Burner! Juan More Taco Food Truck A weekly Wednesday trivia tradition full of fun for the whole family at Highmark Brewery! Bring your team no larger than 6 and enjoy a 20% discount for teachers beginning at 6:30PM!
Conducted by Virginia Master Naturalists, these informative walks cover a mile of trails in both woodlands and fields and also touch on the historic ruins of Belmont’s past. Please wear sturdy footwear. Meet outside the Visitor Center. Free.
Join us for another toe-tapping evening of live music in the beautiful spring setting of our lawn and gardens. Enjoy beer and wine from Stafford County’s 6 Bears & a Goat Brewing Company and Potomac Point Winery. Two food trucks will be selling their delicious fare. Visit the studio and galleries of American artist Gari Melchers. Free admission. Tickets for beer/wine $5 and food trucks accept cash or credit. To reserve your spot, contact Meghan Pcsolyar at (540) 654-1848.
Stafford Tourism is partnering with the Grapes & Grains Trail and Embrey Mill for this fun event! Join us for an afternoon of food, fun and local wine & beer from Morais Vineywards, Potomac Point Vineyard and Winery, and Spencer Devon Brewing. Enjoy snacks & treats from Westmoreland Berry Farm, Funnel Cake Cafe, LLC and The UFO Truck!
Back by popular demand! Cultural Resource Manager Beate Ankjaer-Jensen will present a brief lecture followed by a tour of the historic house at Belmont. We will explore the building inside and out, decoding its architectural fabric to reveal how the building evolved over time. Friends of Belmont $5, Non-members $10. Limited to 20 guests. Meets at Pavilion. Contact Beate Ankjaer-Jensen at 540 654-1839
The 92-minute film explores the many environmental and agricultural issues facing us today and examines solutions that are being applied using the ecological design process called “Permaculture,” which uses the principles found in ecosystems to help shift our impact from destructive to regenerative. Focusing mostly on the Northeastern and Midwestern regions of the US, Inhabit provides an intimate look at permaculture peoples and practices across the rural, suburban and urban landscapes. Free admission. Pavilion at GMHS. Contact: Joanna Catron at…
Gossips, a circa 1925 era painting by Gari Melchers reproducing a setting and personalities long familiar to Falmouth, Virginia, natives will make a first time special appearance at the Gari Melchers Home and Studio, thanks to a generous loan from a private collector. Included with Museum admission. Contact: Joanna Catron at 540 654-1841