Calendar of Events


Preschool Palette Classes

Guided Woodland Hikes
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.

Public Programs

Sept. 3- Dec. 11
Spotlight Exhibition:  Gari Melchers’ Old and Young

One of the artist’s iconic paintings returns to Belmont for the first time in almost 40 years. Lent by a private collector.  Included with museum admission.                                        

September 22, 6-8 pm
Art after Hours

Music on the lawn, unique refreshments from local vendors and free gallery tours welcome visitors new and old.  Free.  Beverage tickets and food purchases extra.

September 30
A Century at Belmont

$1.00 admission celebrates the centennial of the Melchers’ purchase of Belmont.

October 2, 2 pm
Local Flowers, Local Farmers: A Growing American Movement

A short film directed by Bayley Silleck, director of the critically-acclaimed movie “Rappahannock,” illustrates the movement of locally-grown cut flowers.  A discussion with the film’s producer, Josie Crowson and local flower grower Barbara Lamborne of Greenstone Fields in Purcellville, VA, will be followed by a demonstration by local floral arranger Kathy Wirtala.  Free.

October 30, 2 pm
Fall Director’s Tour for Members

Friends of Belmont get a behind the scenes look at the historic house, studio and art collection with Director David Berreth.  Free for members.  Space is limited and reservations are required at 540 654-1840.

Home for the Holidays

Enjoy the house decorated for the holidays in the spirit and style of the Melchers.

Included with museum admission.

December 7, 6-8 pm
Friends of Belmont Holiday Reception

Our festive annual gathering for members and their guests.  Free for members/guests $5.  Reservations requested at 540 654-1848.