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: 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 …

Get to Know Garden Glow: Richmond Bonsai Society



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 Randi Heise, President of the Richmond Bonsai Society. Tell us about Richmond Bonsai Society. The …

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 …

Celebrate Holiday Merriment at Maymont’s Old-Fashioned Christmas



  Start the holiday season right with one of Richmond’s most beloved holiday traditions, Old-Fashioned Christmas at Maymont, on Sunday, December 3. Guests are invited to experience a celebration enjoyed by generations of families and revel in the merriment of the holiday season with an afternoon full of surprises and activities sure to please everyone. …

Maymont Serves Up its First Fine-Dining Experience



Closing one of the first crisp days of fall, the sun glows amber as it sets over the picturesque Italian Garden. The garden’s roses – bright, fragrant and in full bloom – surround the pergola, lined with dining tables and draped in soft café lights. A light breeze rustles the Magnolia leaves and makes gentle …

New Dooley Biography by Mary Lynn Bayliss Published



  The publication of Dr. Mary Lynn Bayliss’ book “The Dooleys of Richmond: Two Generations of an Irish Immigrant Family in the Old and New South,” published in April by the University of Virginia Press, is a landmark occasion for the Dooleys’ estate Maymont. The engaging new book is the first full-length biography of the …

Mobilizing the American Home Front, 1917



  Immediately upon the United States’ entry into World War I on April 6, 1917, the government had to focus all the nation’s resources on mobilization. Because many Americans had been very reluctant to enter the conflict, the Wilson Administration decided to establish a task force to turn public opinion, the Committee of Public Information. …

Over Here: The WWI Home Front at Maymont



  One hundred years ago today — April 6, 1917 — the United States, joining with allies France and England, declared war on Germany. At that time, after nearly three years of fighting, the war in Europe had reached a miserable stalemate, with the Germans entrenched about forty miles from Paris. Just months before in …