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Arts & Museums
The VMI Museum is located in the Virginia Military Institute. It is dedicated to all the soldiers who were part of the Revolutionary War. It was started by Superintendent Smith and it was the first museum in the Commonwealth. In the present day, the museum is all about preserving, interpreting and exhibiting the heritage and culture of the Virginia Military Institute. Check website for further information.
The Marshall Museum inside the George C. Marshall Foundation building was installed in 1964 with a view to educate people about the role of George C. Marshall in United States diplomacy and military. He is often credited for his role in changing the outcome of the World War II through his skills as an exemplary leader and tactician that influenced the 20th-century United States. The museum comprises approximately 2000 artifacts that includes the Noble Peace Prize awarded in 1953, a 1943 military jeep, and photographs that chronicles major events of his life. The interactive maps used during the World War II and the video presentation on his life called Soldier and Statesman is among the museums prized possessions. The museum along with the library is a great place for historians and student to study the history of the country from the point of view of the legendary statesman. Call to know more.
The Lee Chapel and Museum is a tribute to General Robert Lee who served as the president of the Washington and Lee University, then known as the Washington College. The chapel is the place where Lee offered his religious services along with the students of the college. At the lower level of the edifice was Lee's administrative office which has now been turned into a museum that has maintained the office's 19th century ambiance. Apart from that, the museum houses exhibits, artifacts and documents that trace the history of the university. There's an auditorium on-site, with a seating capacity of 500, which caters to various events including concerts and lectures. The chapel hosts weddings, receptions and other community events. Check website to know more.
This gallery focuses on contemporary photography by local and nationally known photographers with exhibits on display including hand printed originals.
Museum of Military Memorabilia is a place to go to pay your respects to the military men and their achievements. On entering the museum through the bricked courtyard, the soft sound of the military music welcomes you. On display are the several uniforms and machinery that were used by different troupes on their journeys to Asia and other countries. A tour around this museum will give you some interesting insight into their glorious and disciplined world.
The Cyrus McCormick Farm Museum was the family farm of inventor Cyrus Hall McCormick. The museum is currently run by the Virginia Agricultural Experimental Station of Virginia Tech. The farm originally covered 532 acres (215 hectares) and the museum was built on five acres (two hectares). Many modern farm equipment got invented here, the notable one was the mechanical reaper. The farm got added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966 and is open to visitors.
Take a three dimensional trip through the history of the Shenandoah Valley at this museum which features over 170 life replicas that incorporate sound, light, and animations. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, confederate soldiers, General Lee, and Daniel Boone are some of the figures displayed, as well as a theatrical presentation of Leonardo da Vinci
The history of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway is depicted at this museum through photographs, drawings, publications, small artifacts, and a full size railroad rolling stock.
Known as "Central Virginia's Best Kept Secret," this center promotes the cultural arts and offers five annual cultural festivals, children and adult art related classes, and indoor musical coffeehouses. An engaging variety of musical concerts, gallery exhibitions, lecture series, and interactive creativity in classes and workshops is featured at this center.