Virtual Learning Series: Part 2



Looking for some ideas to delight, educate and inspire you and your family at home? The Maymont Environmental Education Team has some great suggestions. Take a look at this week’s recommendations from Environmental Educator, April.   Book Suggestion: The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly Jacqueline Kelly’s book following the 11-year-old, Calpurnia Tate, is written with …

Virtual Learning Series: Part 1



Looking for some ideas to delight, educate and inspire you and your family while you’re staying at home? The Maymont Environmental Education Team has some great suggestions. Take a look at this week’s recommendations from Environmental Educator, Stu. Book Suggestion: The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery …

A Passion for Nature: Ladies & the Great Outdoors



March is Women’s History Month, which serves as a commemoration of how far women have advanced in terms of equality and a celebration of the vital role of women in American history. The following post is by Nancy Lowden, Manager of Historical Programs at Maymont. By the end of the 19th century, women’s social status had improved, their …

125 Treasures: Don Quixote Gobelins Tapestry



“Don Quixote Freed of Folly by Wisdom” Maker: Gobelins Manufactory (Manufacture royale des Meubles de la Couronne) Designer: After cartoons by Charles Antoine Coypel and borders by Claude Audran French ca. 1787-1794 10’6” x 7’2” Silk and wool Bequest of James and Sallie Dooley, 1925 Maymont Mansion Collection, 25.196 In 2018, one of Maymont’s most …

125 Treasures: Miniature Santa Claus and Sleigh



Ornament Miniature Santa Claus and Sleigh ca. 1900 12 cm length x 22.5 cm width Maymont Mansion Collection, 97.0003 Here today we are on the brink of Christmas 2018, and I am thinking back to 1983 when the granddaughter of Mrs. Dooley’s great-great niece, Helen Cope (née Scroll), stood on the doorstep of the Maymont …

Second (Christmas) Time Around for Maymont Holiday Ornament



Temperatures are dropping and Thanksgiving is just a week away, meaning the holiday season is officially in full swing! When it’s time to deck the halls and decorate for Christmas, be sure to save a branch on your tree for Maymont. This season marks the second year of Maymont’s annual Christmas ornament, which is an annual, …

Get to Know Garden Glow: Kyomisho Calligraphy



An enchanting new experience will brighten nights at Maymont this fall as the Japanese Garden becomes a mesmerizing, illuminated landscape for “Garden Glow.” Get to know some of the events’ entertainers in this mini blog series! The following post is by Kyomi Takahashi of Kyomisho Japanese Calligraphy. Tell us about your organization, Kyomisho. I have …

Get to Know Garden Glow: Tokyo Market Sushi



An enchanting new experience will brighten nights at Maymont this fall as the Japanese Garden becomes a mesmerizing, illuminated landscape for “Garden Glow.” Get to know some of the events’ entertainers in this mini blog series! The following post is by Chong Akiba of Tokyo Market in Carytown. Garden Glow is on a roll, and …

Get to Know Garden Glow: Ikebana of Richmond



An enchanting new experience will brighten nights at Maymont this fall as the Japanese Garden becomes a mesmerizing, illuminated landscape for “Garden Glow.” Get to know some of the events’ entertainers in this mini blog series! The following post is by Judy Sheldon of Ikebana of Richmond. Tell us about Ikebana of Richmond. Ikebana of …

Get to Know Garden Glow: River City Taiko



An enchanting new experience will brighten nights at Maymont this fall as the Japanese Garden becomes a mesmerizing, illuminated landscape for “Garden Glow.” Get to know some of the events’ entertainers in this mini blog series! The following post is by Alasdair Denvil, Director of River City Taiko. Tell us about River City Taiko. River …