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Ruther Glen, VA 22546
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Arts & Museums
Hanover was the center of the "Great Awakening" of the American Revolution led by resident Reverend Samuel Davies. Patrick Henry was born here, studied law here and lived here at the time of his famous liberty speech. His residence, Scotchtown, is open to the public. Hanover was also the birthplace of Henry Clay, another important figure during the Revolution. During the Civil War, the bloody Seven Days Battles took place here. The battlefields are now National Parks. Take 64 east to Route 360 (Mechanicsville Turnpike) to reach Hanover. It is about a 20-minute drive from Richmond.
Children will love Meadow Farm. This living history site features animals to see and pet and special games and activities just for the small and curious. A restored 1860 farmhouse and its outbuildings are here to tour, giving visitors a comprehensive idea of what country life was like in the 1800s. Examples of special activities are needlework circles, a favorite social event for women of the era, and group games that children played during the period. Adults will enjoy the farmhouse too, as well as the 150 acres of park grounds that surround it. Admission is free.
Open year round, this museum is housed in the Old Berea Church, built in 1856. A variety of locally significant history is on display inside.
Exhibits at this museum bring the Civil War area to life through original artifacts, extensive displays, and more.
Snuggled quietly on the Old Brick Road in West Broad Village is the Children's Museum of Richmond - Short Pump. Though the place is small, it has wide array of exhibits that will surely pique the curiosity of the young ones. They also conduct informative programs for kids. Check their website to know more.
The Crossroads Art Center in Richmond is where to be when you want to showcase your works of art, no matter the medium. Whether its photography, painting, drawing or fabrics, Crossroads is open to entries - if selected, you are able to secure a booth to show off your art at a monthly showing. If you just want to buy some new art or decor for your home, then stop by and peruse what the local talents have to offer. You can also take art classes, from mosaics to painting, which are taught by local artists.