February 19, 2019

Free Holiday Admission for UMW Families

UMW employees and their immediate family members will be admitted to Gari Melchers Home and Studio and the James Monroe Museum free of charge (UMW ID required) during the winter break (December 19 – December 30), and are eligible for 20% off Museum Store purchases.

Gari Melchers Home and Studio In the News

Our timeless tale of love makes us #12:12 ways a visit to the Fredericksburg region will surprise you.

Gari Melchers Home and Studio in the News

Deemed “well worth the drive,” Gari Melchers Home and Studio is featured in Culture Trip‘s article “Artists’ Home and Studios You Can Visit in Washington, DC.”

Gari Melchers Home and Studio

Gari Melchers Home & Studio in the News

Gari Melchers Home and Studio has been showing up in the news this month! Visit the links below to find out more.

How to get your best fall photos in the Fredericksburg region (Call Me Fred, October 24, 2017)

Stepping into the Fredericksburg Time Machine (Boomer Magazine, October 13, 2017)

12 Reasons Why You’ll Fall for Fredericksburg (Huffington Post, October 16, 2017)

Dolby Joins Board

Andrew S. Dolby recently joined the Friends of the Rappahannock’s Executive Committee as a board member. Dolby currently works with FOR staff and volunteers to learn more about the birds living in or visiting our area through a research project on the Rappahannock River. Also, on June 3, Dolby will lead a 2-mile walk along the Rappahannock with the Fredericksburg Birding Club, a chapter of the Virginia Society of Ornithology, as part of the Rock the River event.

Jepson Celebrates Painter Gari Melchers’ Work, Contributions

From DoSavannah, 8.24.16

“The artist Gari Melchers may not exactly be a household name these days, but he was an exceedingly accomplished and successful painter in his time and is certainly deserving of more attention than he’s received since his death nearly a century ago.

“One Hundred Years of Harmony: Paintings by Gari Melchers,” which opens at Aug. 26 the Jepson Center, is a chance to sample some of this peripatetic painter’s work and learn more about his life and his contributions to Telfair’s own collection.” MORE

Meghan Pcsolyar Named Special Events Manager at Gari Melchers Home and Studio

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 mpcsolya@umw.edu.

Crow-Dolby to Serve on City Commission

Michelle Crow-Dolby, Gari Melchers Home & Studio’s Education and Communications Manager, has been appointed to the City of Fredericksburg’s Clean and Green Commission.

Gari Melchers Home and Studio Hosts Fourth Annual Beeping Egg Hunt

Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont will host its fourth annual Beeping Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, March 29.   Beeping Egg PhotoThis egg hunt provides an opportunity for visually impaired and blind individuals, along with their families, to participate in an audible Easter egg hunt. The event will run from 2-4 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Families are asked to RSVP by Wednesday, March 25. The specially designed plastic Easter eggs, donated by Stafford County-based International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators, emit a beeping sound that allows visually impaired children to retrieve the eggs using their hearing. The event also includes a miniature animal petting zoo, crafts, “Touch a Tractor” and Wegmans-sponsored healthy snacks. Gari Melchers Home and Studio is a 28-acre estate and former residence of the artist Gari Melchers and his wife Corinne. The property, which is operated by the University of Mary Washington, is both a Virginia Historic Landmark and a National Historic Landmark. For more information or to RSVP, contact Michelle Crow-Dolby, education and communications manager, at mdolby@umw.edu or (540) 654-1851.

Crow-Dolby Serves on Board

Michelle Crow-Dolby, education and communications manager at Gari Melchers Home & Studio, is now serving on the Fredericksburg Public Relations Society board of directors.