Located in historic Winchester, The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the history and culture of the Shenandoah Valley. The museum offers a refreshing mix of the modern as well as the traditional in its permanent and changing exhibits. The Museum consists of a modern gallery designed by renowned architect Michael Graves as well as the original 18th century Glen Burnie Historic House and Gardens that are located next to the museum galleries. Both the museum galleries and Glen Burnie are included in the admission price.

Permanent exhibits in the museum include the Shenandoah Valley Gallery, the Civil War Room, The Founders Gallery, and the R. Lee Taylor Miniatures Gallery. There are two Changing Exhibitions Galleries that present contemporary works. Upcoming changing exhibits in the Fall of 2016 include And Still We Rise: African American Story Quilts created by the Women of Color Quilters Network and Dynamics of Desire: The Evocative Works of Jim Costello, a modernist painter from the Shenandoah Valley.

The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley features a Museum Shop as well as seasonal and special events such as summer concerts in the outdoor pavilion as well as art education and workshops for kids, teens, homeschoolers and adults.

Pictured at the top: The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley was designed by renowned architect Michael Graves.

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Changing exhibits at the museum have included fun, hands-on experiences for kids.

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A past exhibit entitled The Hubcap as Art featured creative repurposing of vintage hubcaps.

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The original Rembrant Peale portrait of George Washington hangs in the Founders Gallery of The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley.

glen burnie drawing room

The Glen Burnie House and Gardens are part of the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley and are included in the admission price.