Calendar of Events


Preschool Palette Classes

Guided Woodland Hikes
Last Sunday of each month, 2 pm
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

November 23 through December 30
Home for the Holidays

Enjoy the house decorated for the holidays in the spirit and style of American painter Gari Melchers and his talented artist-wife Corinne.

Included with museum admission during regular hours. Contact: Buffy Knappenberger at or 540 654-1843

October 5 through December 2
Spotlight Exhibition
Over the Garden Gate: Gari Melchers’ Falmouth

Thanks to generous loans from private collectors and the Morris Museum of Art in Athens, Georgia, four paintings by Gari Melchers will be featured in Over the Garden Gate: Gari Melchers’ Falmouth, three of which will be making a first time public appearance. The loan paintings Gossips, Pear Tree in Blossom, Pot Hunters and Rainbow and a select group of images drawn from the collection at Belmont reproduce local settings and villagers long familiar to Falmouth, Virginia, natives.

Included with Museum admission. Contact: Joanna Catron at or  540 654-1841

Sunday, January 27, 2019 @ 2 pm
Snow Date: February 3, 2 pm
Free Film Screening:  ‘A Plastic Ocean’

When he discovers the world’s oceans brimming with plastic waste, a documentary filmmaker investigates the pollution’s environmental impacts. Please join us for a free screening of the powerful documentary film ‘A Plastic Ocean.’ Dr. Andrew Dolby, University of Mary Washington Biology Professor, will lead a discussion after the screening.

Sunday, April 14, 2-4 pm
Family Event
8th Annual Beeping Egg Hunt

This free event provides an opportunity for visually impaired and blind children, along with their families, to participate in an audible egg hunt. Bring your basket and join us for an egg hunt, miniature animal petting zoo, refreshments, sensory crafts and activities.

Families are asked to RSVP to Education and Communications Manager Michelle Crow-Dolby at or 540-654-1851.