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Pokémon Go: Catch ‘Em All at Maymont

From Eevee to Cubone to Growlithe to Bulbasaur, it’s monster madness at Maymont as Pokémon Go players are trying to “catch ‘em all” on the 100-acre estate. Since the game’s release more than a week ago, it’s topped Twitter’s daily users and sees more engagement than Facebook. Read more.

Advance Program Listings: Fall 2016 – Winter 2017

June 14, 2016
Advance listings for Maymont’s August 2016 – February 2017 programs are now available. Highlights include the Dooley Noted Society’s Beer & Wine Classic, family-friendly camp-out and wetland adventures, a six-class art history series featuring Victorian architecture and decorative arts, Richmond’s favorite holiday traditions including Old-Fashioned Christmas, and tales of social rituals and family drama from the Downton era at Maymont “Abbey.” Read more.

Maymont Foundation Announces New Executive Director

April 28, 2016
The Maymont Foundation Board of Directors announced that Parke Richeson has been chosen to become the organizations new Executive Director. She was selected from a nationwide search of more than 200 candidates. Read more.

Maymont Celebrating 90th Anniversary of Public Opening

March 9, 2016
A world beyond imagination opened to the citizens of Richmond in March 1926. For the first time, the entire community was invited to step inside the gates of Maymont. To commemorate the generations of family fun and memories at the estate, Maymont will host a 90th Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, April 17 from 12 to 5pm on the Carriage Lawn and at Maymont Mansion. Read more.

Maymont Director of Horticulture Named Host of WCVE “Virginia Home Grown” and VLNA Professional of the Year

January 13, 2016
Maymont Director of Horticulture, Peggy Singlemann, has been selected as the new host of the WCVE/WHTJ PBS local gardening program, “Virginia Home Grown,” and she has been named Professional of the Year by the Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association (VNLA). Read more.

Advance Program Listings: Spring/Summer 2016

December 17, 2015
Advance listings for Maymont’s February-August 2016 programs are now available. Highlights include a special exhibition and tours celebrating Maymont Mansion’s 90 years as a museum, favorite Richmond traditions including Dominion Family Easter, Spring Break Week at Maymont and the Herbs Galore & More Festival, new geocaching treasure hunts, and family camp-outs. Read more.

New Book Reveals Detailed History of Maymont, An American Estate

December 2, 2015
The story of the Dooleys and their grand Gilded Age estate, now one of Richmond’s most treasured attractions, has been published for the first time in “Maymont, An American Estate,” a lavishly illustrated new book written by Maymont Curator and Director of Historical Collections and Programs, Dale Cyrus Wheary. Read more.

Christmas Past Comes to Life During Victorian Holidays at Maymont

November 4, 2015
For six weeks, Maymont is decked out for the holidays! Kids and adults alike will enjoy the beautiful decorations and delightful events that attract visitors from all over the country and the world. It’s a wonderful way to celebrate the season! Read more.

Maymont Receives $200,000 Grant for Environmental Project from National Fisheries and Wildlife Foundation

October 22, 2015
Maymont has been awarded a $200,000 grant from the National Fisheries and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) for a Storm Water Management and Water Trail Project to be completed at the Children’s Farm. Read more.

Wine & Beer Classic at Maymont: Breweries, Wine, Games and Fun!

August 21, 2015
The best farewell to summer party in Richmond, Virginia – the annual Wine & Beer Classic, presented by the Dooley Noted Society – is coming to the Maymont Children’s Farm on Friday, September 11 from 7 to 10:30pm. Read more.

Advance Program Listings: Fall 2015-Winter 2016

June 24, 2015
Advance listings for Maymont’s August 2015-February 2016 programs are now available. Highlights include a week of programs and tours welcoming UCI World Championship fans, spook-tacular Halloween programs, a six-class art history series, Richmond’s favorite holiday traditions and a farewell viewing of the final episode of Downton Abbey. Read more.

Time Travelers: A Free Weekend of Richmond History

March 2, 2015
Richmond’s most renowned historic homes and museums will once again offer visitors a “passport” to time-travel during a special admission-free weekend on Saturday and Sunday, March 21 and 22. Read more.

A Passion for Nature Revealed at Maymont Mansion

February 11, 2015
A menagerie of more than 300 native and exotic creatures and enough flowers and plants to fill a botanical garden will be featured at Maymont in 2015. This bounty of flora and fauna is not what guests see outside at the 100-acre estate, but the treasure trove of nature-inspired decorative and fine arts found at every turn within the opulent interiors of Maymont Mansion. Read more.

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