Explore historical topics in detail with staff-led specialty tours that use the historic structures and artifacts as touchstones to the past. Life for a 19th century widow has been referred to as “Civil Death.” Learn how the existence of a woman following her husband’s death depended heavily on the kindness of male relatives. Explore how the Sheppard women of Meadow Farm fared as they outlived their spouses, often by decades.Find out more »
The Folk Art Society of America was founded at Meadow Farm Museum in 1987. Today the Meadow Farm/Henrico County collection boasts well over a hundred pieces of contemporary art that tell stories and intrigue the eye. Come spend a Sunday afternoon exploring the selected pieces on exhibit. Let your imagination and memories soar to make your own piece of folk art to take home.Find out more »
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