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Gari Melchers Home and Studio

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224 Washington Street
Falmouth, VA 22405 United States
(540) 654-1015 http://garimelchers.umw.edu/

January 2020

Monthly Guided Woodland Hikes

January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Gari Melchers Home and Studio, 224 Washington Street
Falmouth, VA 22405 United States
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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.

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Guided Woodland Hikes

January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day Last of the month, repeating indefinitely

Gari Melchers Home and Studio, 224 Washington Street
Falmouth, VA 22405 United States
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Free

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.

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Film Screening: Eating Up Easter

January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gari Melchers Home and Studio, 224 Washington Street
Falmouth, VA 22405 United States
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Eating Up Easter follows a modern indigenous community transforming under the globalizing effects of tourism. Previous films have often sensationalized the “mysteries” of Easter Island’s past, a remote Pacific Island known for its massive stone statues. In contrast, this documentary by native Rapanui filmmaker Sergio Mata’u Rapu, provides an intimate look into the passion and creativity his people are harnessing to face the consequences of their rapidly developing island. Free admission. Pavilion at GMHS,  Snow date Feb 2 Contact: Michelle…

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February 2020

Curator’s Tour

February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on July 5, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Gari Melchers Home and Studio, 224 Washington Street
Falmouth, VA 22405 United States
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The public is invited to a behind the scenes tour of the museum operation at Gari Melchers Home and Studio led by 35-year veteran at the property, Joanna Catron. Start at Visitor Center. Members free, Non-members $10. Limited to 12. Reservations required. Contact: Jennifer Pinkerton at jpinkert@umw.edu or 540 654-1842

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April 2020

Beeping Egg Hunt

April 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gari Melchers Home and Studio, 224 Washington Street
Falmouth, VA 22405 United States
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free

Since 2011, the Education Department has invited visually impaired or blind children and their families to participate in a Beeping Egg Hunt. This annual event is reminiscent of the Easter parties Corinne Melchers, with her husband’s encouragement, would host for local children each year at Belmont, complete with Punch and Judy shows, egg rolls, fanciful invitations, and plenty of favors. The specially designed plastic eggs were made and donated by volunteers of the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators.…

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Spring Open House

April 26 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Gari Melchers Home and Studio, 224 Washington Street
Falmouth, VA 22405 United States
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free

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 1 and 3 PM, join a Preschool Palette class in the kitchen classroom between 1 PM and 4 PM, and explore the museum shop. Free admission. Contact: Buffy Knappenberger at eknappen@umw.edu or 540 654-1843

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May 2020

Golden Hours Sunset Photo Session

May 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on August 9, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Gari Melchers Home and Studio, 224 Washington Street
Falmouth, VA 22405 United States
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For only two nights in 2020, Belmont's grounds will be open after hours for photographers to catch that "golden hour" with their clients.  All interested photographers must reserve their spot by May 1.  On the day of the event, photographers must pay the $50 per client session photography fee upon arrival.  Spots will be limited, so register fast. Contact: Buffy Knappenberger at eknappen@umw.edu or 540 654-1843

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June 2020

Art After Hours

June 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on July 16, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on August 20, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on September 17, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on June 18, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Gari Melchers Home and Studio, 224 Washington Street
Falmouth, VA 22405 United States
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Free

Join us for another toe-tapping evening of live music provided by local bands in the beautiful summer setting of our lawn and gardens. Enjoy homegrown Stafford County crafted beer, wine and food trucks. Visit the studio and galleries of American artist Gari Melchers. Free admission. Tickets for beer/wine $5 and food trucks accept cash or credit. Stay tuned for registration details. Questions please contact Meghan Pcsolyar, mpcsolya@umw.edu.

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August 2020

Gari Melchers’ Birthday Celebration

August 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gari Melchers Home and Studio, 224 Washington Street
Falmouth, VA 22405 United States
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Come celebrate the 160th anniversary of Gari Melchers’ birth.  Admission is $1.60 to those who say “Happy Birthday!” Let Melchers inspire you to create your own art.   Free-to-use art supplies will be available or you may bring your own.  Birthday cake will be served. Contact: Buffy Knappenberger at eknappen@umw.edu or 540 654-1843

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September 2020

Stafford County Heritage Day

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Gari Melchers Home and Studio, 224 Washington Street
Falmouth, VA 22405 United States
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Explore Stafford County's rich historical legacy of more than three centuries with multicultural perspectives, historical interpretation, agricultural demonstrations, and presentations from local organizations.  Family-friendly. Free admission. Contact: Jennifer Pinkerton at jpinkert@umw.edu or 540 654-1842

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October 2020

The Sounds of Silents

October 3 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Gari Melchers Home and Studio, 224 Washington Street
Falmouth, VA 22405 United States
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Screenings TBD at 10:30 AM, 1:30 PM; 4:30 PM Did you know that Gari Melchers once had lunch with Charlie Chaplin and loved going to the cinema? Spend an afternoon with us enjoying the motion pictures of the pre-talkies era with live musical accompaniment, popcorn, candy, sodas and food trucks! Dr. Andrew Simpson, music professor, Catholic University, will curate and accompany on piano two silent film classics and discuss the genre of silent film as a nexus of drama, visual…

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November 2020

Home for the Holidays

November 23 - December 30
Gari Melchers Home and Studio, 224 Washington Street
Falmouth, VA 22405 United States
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Enjoy the house decorated for the holidays in the spirit and style of American painter Gari Melchers and his talented artist-wife Corinne. Included with museum admission during regular hours. Contact: Buffy Knappenberger at eknappen@umw.edu or 540 654-1843

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