Media Release Archive
Advance Program Listings: January - May 2020
December 9, 2019
Advance listings for Maymont’s January – May 2020 programs are now available. Highlights include a community discussion to help plan for a broader, more in-depth African American narrative at Maymont, an evening of romance for valentines, activities to commemorate the 100th anniversary of woman’s suffrage, the spring edition of the Beer & Wine Classic, and favorite Richmond spring traditions and family-friendly outdoor adventures, including Spring Break Week, Dominion Energy Family Easter and Herbs Galore & More. Read more.
Celebrate a Victorian Christmas and Other Holiday Merriment at Maymont
November 12, 2019
The charming traditions of Christmas past will delight generations of families during Victorian Christmas at Maymont on Sunday, December 8 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Victorian ladies and gentlemen graciously welcome guests to celebrate the season and experience the warm and wonderful holiday spirit that fills the estate. Read more.
Maymont Nature Center Closing for Renovations
October 2, 2019
The Robins Nature & Visitor Center at Maymont, located at 2201 Shields Lake Drive in Richmond, Virginia, will close temporarily for renovation and enhancements beginning November 1, 2019. The Nature Center, which has not seen major improvements since its completion in 1999, is expected to re-open in early spring 2020. Read more.
Garden Glow at Maymont Lights Up the Japanese Garden
September 11, 2019
An enchanting experience will brighten fall nights at Maymont as the historic Japanese Garden becomes a mesmerizing, illuminated landscape for Garden Glow, held nightly from Saturday, October 26 to Sunday, November 10, 6 to 10pm. Read more.
Advance Program Listings: August 2019 - January 2020
July 23, 2019
Advance listings for Maymont’s August 2019 – January 2020 programs are now available. Highlights include enchanting light displays in the Japanese Garden for the popular Garden Glow experience; Beer & Wine Classic, fall edition, featuring Virginia’s finest beverages; and Holiday Merriment at Maymont featuring a Victorian Christmas event, St. Nick’s Christmas Party, mansion holiday tours, wreath workshops and more ways to celebrate the season! Read more.
Have You 'Herd'? Three Young Elk Have Arrived at Maymont
June 11, 2019
For the first time in 17 years, Maymont is home to elk, Cervus canadensis, one of the largest land mammals in North America. Two females (cows), approximately two years old, and one male (bull), approximately one year old, arrived at their new habitat near the Maymont Farm this spring. In the 1950s, Maymont housed a small herd of elk, but the last of that group died of natural causes in 2002. Read more.
Carriages by Candlelight Highlights Unique Maymont Collection
April 22, 2019
Maymont will present the second annual Carriages by Candlelight event, a unique celebration of the Maymont Carriage Collection, on Sunday, June 9 from 6 to 9 pm. Guests will enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and spirits among beautiful antique carriages displayed on Maymont’s Carriage House Lawn and in the historical Carriage House. Musical entertainment, creative themed displays and carriage rides will add to the magic of the evening. All proceeds from the event benefit the Maymont Carriage Collection and carriage driving program. Read more.
Maymont Beer & Wine Classic Celebrates Virginia Craft Beverages
April 10, 2019
Beer and wine lovers are invited to raise a glass to local craft beverages on Friday, May 3 from 6-10pm at the bi-annual Beer & Wine Classic at Maymont, presented by Genworth Financial and Altria. Guests can mingle on Maymont’s scenic Carriage House Lawn and enjoy live music from Three Sheets to the Wind, America’s #1 Tribute to Yacht Rock, as they sample some of Virginia’s finest beverages. More than 20 local breweries, cideries, and wineries are on tap for this year’s event. Read more.
Great "Dills" for Gardeners at Maymont's Herbs Galore & More
March 29, 2019
Put on your gardening shoes, grab your little red wagon and come out for everyone’s favorite gardening extravaganza, Herbs Galore & More at Maymont, on Saturday, April 27 from 8am to 4pm! Guests can peruse unique garden and herb-related goods from dozens of vendors at the Marketplace on Maymont’s Carriage House Lawn, learn from herb specialists during Meet the Expert sessions, and enjoy local food trucks while relishing the start of spring. This year’s event is presented by Hamilton Beach Brands and supported by Wegman’s and Colesville Nursery. Read more.
Maymont Announces New Senior Curator for Mansion
March 25, 2019
The Maymont Foundation is pleased to announce that David Voelkel has been selected as the new Senior Curator of Historical Collections at Maymont. He was chosen from a nationwide search of more than 60 candidates. He begins his position at Maymont on April 17. Read more.
Families Hop to Maymont for Dominion Energy Family Easter
March 21, 2019
Families are invited to ring in the spring season at Maymont during one of Richmond’s favorite holiday events, Dominion Energy Family Easter, on Saturday, April 20 from 10am to 3pm on the Carriage House Lawn. Guests are sure to have an egg-cellent experience as they enjoy amusing games and activities, food trucks, live entertainment, and more. The event is made possible by this year’s sponsors, Dominion Energy, Patient First and The Life Church RVA. Read more.
Spring Break Week Adventures Await
March 6, 2019
Families will spring into action during Spring Break Week at Maymont, April 1-5, 2019. Guests of all ages will enjoy engaging and entertaining programs and activities every day, and Maymont’s indoor exhibits, including the Mansion and Nature Center, will be open all week – even on Monday, when they are usually closed. Read more.
Maymont Went "Wild" with Animal Additions in 2018
January 29, 2019
Maymont welcomed four new native animals – a striped skunk, an American kestrel, a red fox and an Eastern screech owl – to its wildlife family in the second half of 2018. Read more.