1703 East Market Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Phone: (540) 433-2576
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Arts & Museums
Multicultural art at its best.
The Virginia Quilt Museum is a one of a kind museum that exhibits the quilt culture that Virginia is famous for. The museum is a non-profit organization that deals with trying to show the public how quilts are an important part of the culture in Virginia since it is a form of art. The intricacies and the detailed work that goes into quilt making is something to be amazed at. They even have a few events from time to time such as the English Teas, Silent Auctions and Raffles, and all the proceeds go to the maintenance of the museum as it is a volunteer-run organization. Check website for further information.
Established in 1968, this museum is home to over 6,000 items including anthropology artifacts, fossils, minerals, crystals, botanical specimens, marine life, fluorescent rocks, and gems. The museum also has mounted heads of American and African game mammals, East African birds, Virginia birds, and Virginia and International insects. Group tours are available by reservation.
This planetarium, built in 1967, provides excellent simulation of the heavens as seen from any point on the earth at any time. The Spitz A-4 Projector presents the sun, moon, major planets, and more than 1,200 stars on the 30 foot dome while numerous slide and special-effect projectors are used to portray other dramatic celestial phenomena.
"The mission of the CrossRoads Heritage Center is to share and celebrate the story of Jesus Christ as it has been reflected in the lives of the Mennonites and Brethren in the Shenandoah Valley." Designed as a farmstead with a central garden, the 14-acre complex will include a reception center, an 1829 Mennonite log house, a summer kitchen, vintage Rockingham County barn, the 1854 Burkholder-Myers house, a one-room school house and a meetinghouse.
The Heritage Center of Dayton is a historical site which was started in the 1800's by Frank A. Byerly, Major George Chrisman and James B. Stephenson. It was originally a place for the Confederate Soldiers but the genealogy library was also created then. In the present times, the center holds exhibitions concerning art work in Virginia and her history. Lots of folk art and old books are given prime importance too. It is interesting to see how Virgina has evolved as a state and how her history unravels through books and exhibitions. One should not miss the library either, it has a collection of books that will amaze you. Browse the website for further details.
The Miller-Kite House on Rockingham Street is steeped in history. It was established in the year 1827 by Henry Miller and acted as the headquarters of General Stonewall Jackson during the famous Shenandoah Valley Campaign in the American Civil War. The house is one of the most prominent landmarks of the city of Elkton, and is currently a war museum. The Miller-Kite House Museum stocks up items of the war years and personal belongings of General Jackson. A card-board cutout of the General, present on the second floor of the house, is a major attraction. Miller-Kite House chronicles the saga of the American Civil War in an unique manner. For further details, call ahead.
American Celebration on Parade is Shenandoah Valley
Nestled in the historic pump house building, this nonprofit community arts center offers first-class exhibits, children's programs, art lectures, theatre trips, and a summer studio. A gift shop is also located on the property.
The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library is a famous landmark in Staunton since it was the place where president Wilson lived. Well-preserved for years, it now acts as a cultural landmark for Virginia. The museum which houses the library chronicles the life and times of Wilson. The library is filled with books used as research guides for students and teachers alike. Visit their website for further information on this historical place.
Frontier Culture Museum is dedicated to telling the stories of the people who have migrated to the this town over the pat several years. You will get to see the history and the long lost traditions of the people who moved to the city ages back. Frontier Culture Museum is a means of reclaiming lost identity of the people. To know more about the place, check the website.