Maymont Farm Progress “Stalled”



Progress at the Maymont Farm has been “stalled.” But don’t worry, that’s not a bad thing in this case.  A few moms (and dads) surely will be excited to see more stalls, more sinks, more open space and changing tables (sometimes, it’s the little things…right?!) in the renovated restrooms. And the youngsters will appreciate the new …

Farm Updates, November-December 2016



What a difference a month makes! The exterior of the new classrooms looks different each week, a new cement floor was poured in the barn in mid-November, and the renovated restrooms have new insulation and plumbing.          

Grateful for Maymont



  It has been a year of gratitude in 2016 as we’ve celebrated the 90th anniversary of Maymont’s public opening. As the year winds down, we reflect one more time on the reasons we’re grateful for James and Sallie Dooleys’ extraordinary gift to us nine decades ago. 1) A World Beyond Imagination – The Dooleys’ …

Farm Updates, October 2016



  The new classrooms at the Farm are finally taking shape! Posts were in the ground for the photo on the left, taken on Tuesday, October 11, and the main center beam and part of a wall were in place for the photo on the right, taken on Friday, October 21. The parking lot expansion …

Farm Updates Underway, September 2016



  We’re not quite ready to roll out the red carpet for you yet, even though you’ll see a whole lot of red (clay, that is) if you peek through the chain link fences at the farm these days. Construction is in full swing on several elements of the renovation project. The barn floor has …

Windows of Opportunity at Maymont Mansion



  The windows of Maymont Mansion look out onto a breathtaking landscape and into a world of Gilded Age treasures, but how often does anyone consider the windows themselves? Their importance was recognized in FY15 with a $145,000 grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and matching funds from the Richard S. …