While you are unwinding during the holiday break, bring the whole family for a visit to the James Monroe Museum and to Gari Melchers Home and Studio!
Both sites are extending free admission to include the immediate family members of current University of Mary Washington faculty and staff during the break, from Dec. 17 to Jan. 2. We hope you will take advantage of the opportunity to visit this wonderful pair of cultural resources administered by UMW.
Gari Melchers Home and Studio is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., but will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. The James Monroe Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sundays, but will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Admission for current faculty, staff and students is free throughout the year at both sites, so we hope to see you often! For more information please visit us online at http://garimelchers.umw.edu/ and www.jamesmonroemuseum.org.
Meghan Pcsolyar has been named the new Special Events Manager at Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont in Falmouth.
Ms. Pcsolyar has served as Belmont Special Events Assistant since January 2015, helping schedule and oversee all private rentals of Belmont facilities and organizing special events for the public and Friends of Belmont.
A native of Stafford, Virginia, Meghan is a graduate of Sweet Briar College, where she began working on special events including campus and private organization fundraisers. She later was a Development Intern with the William Byrd Community House in Richmond and Community Impact Intern at the Rappahannock United Way.
Anyone seeking information about Belmont’s facilities for weddings, meetings and other events should contact Meghan Pcsolyar at 540-654-1848 or email@example.com.
Gari Melchers Home and Studio released a new pictorial book on the paintings of Gari Melchers. Edited by Susan Taylor-Schran ’75, Museum Shop and visitor services manager, Selected Works by Gari Melchers: From the Collection of the Gari Melchers Home and Studio, was released on December 1.
In response to numerous requests by visitors to the historic home and studio, Taylor-Schran edited and assembled the 100+ page full-color book, featuring more than 80 paintings in the Belmont Collection. With contributions from Joanna Catron, curator, and David Berreth, director, the book includes a biographical timeline of Melchers, as well as archival photographs.
Completed to accompany the 40th anniversary of Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont opening to the public, the book is available only at the Museum Shop.
Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont was recently listed on About.com‘s travel section as one of the Top 10 Things to See and Do in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Check out the full list at abt.cm/1KUh7uT.