Supporter Profile: Peter Williamson



  Describe your first Maymont memory. How did you end up at Maymont for the first time? Were you with family or friends? Our first visit to Maymont was about 25 years ago. Our daughter was about two years old and both sets of grandparents were visiting. We were looking for something to do with …

Supporter Profile: Jody Korman



  Describe your first Maymont memory. How did you end up at Maymont for the first time? Were you with family or friends? I visited Maymont with my family after we moved here from Waukesha, Wisconsin. I remember being impressed by the preservation of the Mansion and enjoying the many beautiful walking trails. On our …

Wishes Granted by Maymont Volunteer



Carrying large bins filled with whimsy and wonder, Maymont volunteer Kathleen Hershner maneuvered her way down a sloping gravel path to the Garden Hall on a recent Saturday, preparing for another magical afternoon at the estate. Her embroidered purple jacket was perfectly fitting for a Maymont party, and her enthusiasm added sparkle to the ordinary …

Maymont Heartbroken Over Unexpected Loss of Ella, the Female Otter



  The Maymont family is grieving the loss of Ella, the female North American river otter, who died unexpectedly on Sunday, April 8. Ella was transported on Saturday from her habitat in The Robins Nature and Visitor Center at Maymont to Wellesley Animal Hospital, where many of Maymont’s animals receive veterinary care, for an oral/dental …

Planting Pinwheels for Child Abuse Prevention



As a popular destination for children and families, Maymont is honored to partner with SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) to display a temporary pinwheel garden at the Farm starting today. The following is a guest post by Katelynn Jarrells, Operations Coordinator at Greater Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now). It takes more than love and …

Persistence: The Saga of Woman’s Suffrage



The following post is by Nancy Lowden, Manager of Historical Programs at Maymont During the month of March we honor the accomplishments of generations of compassionate and persistent women who made a difference in the lives of others. One of the most significant milestones in women’s history was the passage of the Constitutional amendment that …

Celebrating World Wildlife Day at Maymont



  In 2013, the United Nations General Assembly declared March 3 World Wildlife Day to celebrate the variety of the world’s wild animals and plants. Every year is a different theme – this year it’s “Big cats: predators under threat.” You may be familiar with Maymont’s big cat ambassador Monty, a North American Bobcat. Known …

Dooley-Era Aerial Photo of Maymont Discovered



The following post is by Dale Wheary, Curator/Director of Historical Collections & Programs, and Herbert Wheary Last year Richmond architect Gibson Worsham presented an extraordinary gift to the Maymont Mansion Archives—an early bird’s eye view of Maymont that had been preserved among his family papers. In our age of drone photography this may not seem so …

Bob Hill Honored with Maymont House Benevolent Society Award



  Over the course of more than three decades, Bob Hill has been one of Maymont’s most faithful friends, helping to preserve the historic estate and sustain it for the future. As a tribute to his long term support, Maymont honored Bob Hill as a model of exceptional stewardship with the 2017 Maymont House Benevolent …

Maymont Mourns the Loss of Its Gray Fox



  The Maymont family is deeply saddened by the recent loss of Cane, the gray fox, who passed away last week at the age of 14. The long-time resident of the fox habitat had geriatric conditions including significant arthritis in his legs and spine, and he was no longer responding favorably to medical care. Consequently, …