March 1, 2024

Special Gift to All UMW Faculty and Staff

In celebration of the season, the Museum Shop at Gari Melchers Home and Studio extends to all UMW faculty and staff a 25% discount on  purchases made Thursday and Friday, December 8th and 9th. It’s our way of saying thank you to everyone for their help and support throughout the year.

We have a wonderful selection of books this season, with new titles such as  Rin Tin Tin, his biography!  Our art supply section is stocked with items guaranteed to inspire any artist – Sennilier pastels & oils from France &  Fabriano papers from Italy.  There are unique gift items and trinkets to trim your tree.  (Read our shop blog and catch the latest news! museumshop1.)

The Museum Shop has opened a site exclusively for Gari Melchers related items: MelchersMuseumShop. Prints, cards, books and gift items with distinctive Melchers images reproduced can be found on this site.

The Melchers Museum Shop is  on the grounds of Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, which is located across the Route 1 bridge at 224 Washington Street, Falmouth.  The Shop is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

All UMW employees may tour the museum at no charge. UMW students and all students 18 and under visit free.  Adult admission is $10, and includes the introductory film, tour of the home, artist’s studio and three galleries of artwork.  Tours are offered 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except for Wednesdays, when the museum is closed to the public.

There is a systems of walking trails on the property which may be accessed when the museum is open. (Map of walking trails & estate).

If you unfamiliar with Gari Melchers Home and Studio, view our introductory film online at

With the best of holiday wishes to all the UMW community, from the staff of Gari Melchers Home & Studio, we look forward to working with you in the new year.

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.