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2201 Shields Lake Drive
Richmond,VA23220

July 2018

Who’s Awake? A Family Night Hike

July 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Maymont, 2201 Shields Lake Drive
Richmond,VA23220
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Ever wonder who stays awake while you sleep? Meet some of Maymont’s nighttime residents and learn about their nocturnal adaptations through experiments, games and a hike of the grounds for National Get Outdoors Month. Owls, skunks, and many other creatures of the dark will help shed some light onto their mysterious ways. Ages 4 and older; adult must accompany children ages 18 and under. Register online by July 19.

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August 2018

Richmond Jazz Festival

August 9, 2018 - August 12, 2018
Maymont, 2201 Shields Lake Drive
Richmond,VA23220
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This year’s schedule includes some of the world’s most famous names in jazz, R&B, funk, soul, and hip hop. As well as artist meet-and-greets, chef exhibitions and dozens of food and merchandise vendors from across the region. .

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Who’s Awake? A Family Night Hike

August 10, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Maymont, 2201 Shields Lake Drive
Richmond,VA23220
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Ever wonder who stays awake while you sleep? Meet some of Maymont’s nighttime residents and learn about their nocturnal adaptations through experiments, games, and a hike of the grounds. Owls, skunks and many other creatures of the dark will help shed some light onto their mysterious ways. Ages 4 and older; adult must accompany children ages 18 and under. Register online by August 9.

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Family Scavenger Hunt

August 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Maymont, 2201 Shields Lake Drive
Richmond,VA23220
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Crack secret codes for clues, and use maps and riddles to find your way around the estate in this family-friendly scavenger hunt. Different difficulty levels are available. Ages 4 and older; adult must accompany child. Register online by August 24.

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September 2018

Canceled Family Camp-Out: Creatures of the James

September 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - September 15, 2018 @ 9:00 am
Maymont, 2201 Shields Lake Drive
Richmond,VA23220
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Canceled The James River and its surrounding habitats are home to many amazing animals. Take an evening hike through the estate in search of native nocturnal creatures, and meet a few of Maymont’s own animal ambassadors. Afterwards, make s’mores and enjoy stories around the campfire. Following a night in your tent on Maymont’s grounds, enjoy a continental breakfast and take a morning hike. Ages 4 and older; one adult must be registered for every four children. Register online at maymont.org…

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Time Travelers: 125th Anniversary of Maymont Mansion

September 23, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Maymont, 2201 Shields Lake Drive
Richmond,VA23220
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Step back in time to 1893 when James and Sallie Dooley first welcomed friends to their beloved estate. Meet Victorian ladies and gentlemen, take a horse-drawn carriage ride, and listen to music of the era including a special performance by the John Marshall Alumni Band. Wear your favorite hat, share Maymont memories and enjoy a lively afternoon at one of the City’s most picturesque spots. Food will be available for purchase (Free, $ for activities)

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Homeschool Happenings: Victorian High Tech and Stem Lab

September 26, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Maymont, 2201 Shields Lake Drive
Richmond,VA23220
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When was this invented? How did that work? Visit Maymont Mansion and marvel at the latest up-to-date comforts of an 1890s home: electricity, central heat, indoor plumbing, telephone service, an elevator and more. The program includes a STEM lab with fun make-and-take activities. Register online at maymont.org by September 25

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Maymont Travels to Swannanoa

September 28, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Maymont, 2201 Shields Lake Drive
Richmond,VA23220
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Enjoy a special excursion to see Swannanoa, the summer home of James and Sallie Dooley on Afton Mountain in Virginia’s beautiful Blue Ridge. The marble Italian Renaissance-style villa designed by Noland and Baskervill was completed in 1913. En route to Afton Mountain, Dale Wheary, Maymont’s Curator and Director of Historical Collections and Programs, will provide historical background on Swannanoa. Lunch is in Staunton, the picturesque town where James and Sallie Dooley were married, followed by a tour of spots familiar…

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February 2019

Family Valentines at the Farm

February 9 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Maymont, 2201 Shields Lake Drive
Richmond,VA23220
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Treat your favorite farm animals, friends and family to some hand-crafted creations for Valentine’s Day. Make holiday-themed enrichment goodies for your furry and feathered farm friends, and craft unique Valentine cards with real animal footprints to give to your human loved ones. Enjoy some cozy cuddles with a few animals, too.

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For the Love of Gardens Walk

February 12 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Maymont, 2201 Shields Lake Drive
Richmond,VA23220
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Enjoy a wonder-filled winter walk through the gardens and grounds. Enjoy river vistas, spectacular trees, landscape features and late winter blossoms during this exclusive after-hours tour. Register by February 11.

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