Windemere Art Gallery preserves and exhibits the artifacts of culture at their museum in Mechanicsville.
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Bring the whole family to this museum, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Preservation Petersburg works hard to maintain Petersburg's past. The society hosts events and programs to recount the city's formative events and explore its iconic buildings, whose eclectic mix of architecture styles were featured in Steven Spielberg's Academy Award–winning historical drama, Lincoln.
Historic Sites and Sights
Peter Jones Trading Station: Although it's now a handful of freestanding stone walls and a chimney, this oft-reconstructed building began as one of the original structures in the Fort Henry trading complex.
Siege Museum: The Exchange Building—a registered national historic landmark—currently houses a museum documenting the lives of Petersburg citizens during the Civil War.
South Side Depot: Originally built around 1854, this depot is the oldest railroad station in Virginia.
Centre Hill Mansion: Three US presidents—John Tyler, William Howard Taft, and Abraham Lincoln—visited this stately home overlooking the Appomattox River.
Blandford Cemetery: With marked gravestones dating as far back as 1702, the cemetery serves as the final resting place for a British general from the American Revolution, three Civil War generals, and two Virginia governors, among others.
The White House of the Confederacy constituted the social, political, and military headquarters of Confederate States of America President Jefferson Davis during the Civil War. Later named a National Historic Landmark, the building still stands today. Daily guided tours lead guests through the grand 19th-century structure, which houses more than half its original wartime furnishings.
The White House is only steps away from The Museum of the Confederacy's Richmond location, where a core exhibit chronicles the Confederacy from its beginnings to General Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox. Opened 25 years after that fateful event, the nonprofit museum displays artifacts from a collection of more than 15,000 items. They include Stonewall Jackson's sword, a letter from Pope Pius IX, and all the pennies Jefferson Davis etched his face onto in his spare time.
Meanwhile, another 400 artifacts adorn the permanent exhibit at the museum's Appomattox location. Here, a dozen audiovisual stations, parole lists, and the uniform coat worn by Lee illustrate the event that brought the Civil War to a close.
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, The Valentine has inspired visitors to explore Virginia's yesteryears for more than a century, employing exhibitions, tours, research, special events, and educational programs. More than 1.7 million household items, industrial artifacts, and pieces of artwork adorn permanent and changing exhibitions to expound on past lifestyles. Guests enjoy entry to the Wickham House, a National Historic Landmark peppered with artifacts from its prominent former inhabitants. The renovated Edward V. Valentine Sculpture Studio details Valentine's artistic maturation and evolution beyond macaroni portraits by displaying his original works and tools. The museum also invites budding scholars to survey the historic Court End neighborhood as they exhaustively research Richmond's 400-year-old history and determine whether the city was settled by aliens. In addition to this, The Valentine offers a myriad of tours, which can be enjoyed by foot, bus, or with a favorite dog.
Tamara Clark, owner of TC Artworks, completely renovates spaces without ever picking up a hammer. Her tool is a paintbrush, and her skill in wielding paint was evident to a national audience when ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition commissioned her to decorate a new home in 2006. She can add texture and depth to ceilings with a modern cluster of curlicues, melt away walls with a mural of the outdoors, or reinvent furniture by distressing it or adding stenciled shapes. The decorative artist reveals some of her tricks at Vino and Vintage art classes, where students enjoy their own drinks and snacks as she instructs them on chalk paint, metallics, and other techniques for revamping furniture or home decor.
Virginia Aviation Museum in Richmond incorporates artistic inquiry with a memorable visitor experience, making it a must-see museum.
With a sizzling plate of terrific food, this museum boasts among the best eats this side of the city.
Having trouble finding that family-friendly activity everyone will love? This museum is made for all ages, so little ones are welcome to come along, too.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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