Ongoing Preschool Palette Classes
Guided Woodland Walks
Last Sunday of each month, 2 p.m.
Conducted by Virginia Master Naturalists, these informative walks cover a mile of trails in both woodlands and fields and also touch on the historic ruins of Belmont’s past. Please wear sturdy footwear. Meet outside the Visitor Center.
Through July 28
To commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the Garden Club of Virginia, and the 20th anniversary of their initial restoration of the gardens at Belmont, Gari Melchers Home and Studio will present an exhibition of archival photographs and related materials documenting the estate’s gardens and grounds. Included are original 1927 photographs taken by the pioneering female documentarian of architecture and gardens in the South, Frances Benjamin Johnston (1864-1952), as well as photos taken by owners Gari and Corinne Melchers, who revived and expanded upon the historic gardens. Included with museum admission.
Restoring Gari and Corinne Melchers’ Gardens
Sunday, May 12, 2 pm
Illustrated presentation by Site Preservation Manager Beate Jensen, surveying recent garden restoration projects at Belmont. Included with museum admission.
Belmont through a Lens: The Gardens
Sunday, May 26, 2 pm
Gallery talk about the current exhibition by Curator Joanna Catron. Included with museum admission.
Bringing your Garden Inside
Sunday, June 9, 2 pm
Jane Guerin of Jane Guerin, flowers will present a demonstration showcasing her experience and design skills honed by studies at Flower School New York. Included with museum admission.
Sunday, June 30, 2 pm
Behind the scenes tour led by Director David Berreth. Included with museum admission. Reservations required at 540 654-1840.
Frame to Painting: The Gentle Art of Matchmaking
Sunday, September 15, 2 pm
Presentation by frame conservator Sandy Jensen. Ms. Jensen’s talk will discuss the history of frame styles and the painter’s participation in choosing his frames. She will also touch on conservation techniques, ethics and concerns in the recent treatment of the one-of-a-kind frame for Gari Melchers’ Brabant Bride. Included with museum admission.
Book Collectors and the Art of Book Collecting
Sunday, October 13, 2-4 pm
Presentation by Allan Stypeck, President of Washington, DC’s Second Story Books and noted antiquarian bookseller and appraiser, will speak on the fascinating world of book collections, both large and small, and those who remain captivated by their existence. Mr. Stypeck will also appraise books, manuscripts, photographs and recordings for attendees. Limit 5 items per attendee. Included with museum admission. Reservations required at 540/654-1843.
Sunday, November 3, 2 pm
Behind the scenes tour led by Director David Berreth. Included with museum admission. Reservations required at 540 654-1840
Laud to the Nativity: Images of Christ’s Birth through the Ages
Sunday, December 15, 2 pm
Illustrated presentation by Curator Joanna Catron. Included with museum admission.