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Haunts of Richmond The Haunts of Richmond opens a new season starting April 13 at 7:30 p.m. 11 N. 18th St. Call 343-3700 or visit www.hauntsofrichmond.com.

University of Richmond Museums The Senior Honors Thesis Exhibition, featuring a lecture and awards ceremony, opens in the Harnett Museum of Art April 16, 7-9 p.m. Through May 11. 289-8276.

Ongoing

Agecroft Hall and Gardens This imported British manor house offers special events and lectures regularly. 4305 Sulgrave Road. 353-4241.

American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar The center's permanent flagship exhibit "In the Cause of Liberty" runs through the end of time. 490 Tredegar St. 780-1865.

Beth Ahabah Museum and Archives "Minding the Store: Richmond's Jewish Merchants" and "Answering the Call: Prayer, Patriotism, Service & Sacrifice" are continuing exhibitions. "Commonwealth and Community: The Jewish Experience in Virginia" is on permanent display. 1109 W. Franklin St. Call 353-2668 or visit www.bethahabah.org.

Black History Museum & Cultural Center The history of Richmond's black culture told through artifacts, lectures and programs. 00 Clay St. 780-9093.

Children's Museum of Richmond Art and science exhibits designed for a younger perspective, with events and weekly programs. Also, CMoR Playhouse Presents, every Saturday, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Admission is $6-$7. 2626 W. Broad St. Call 474-2667 or visit www.c-mor.org.

Haunts of Richmond The museum of Richmond's haunted history leads walking tours, Friday-Saturday at 9 p.m. Admission is $14.99. 11 N. 18th St. 343-3700.

Henricus Historical Park "Henricus Comes Alive" features a program of re-enactors and activities. 706-1340.

Historic Jackson Ward Museum The museum focuses on the history of black Richmond and one of its most famous areas. 502 N. Third St. 343-1825.

John Marshall House The restored Federal-style home of the former chief justice of the United States offers tours and exhibits. $4-$6. 818 E. Marshall St. 648-7998.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden More than 30 acres of gardens, changing seasonal displays, numerous events, a Children's Garden and a bird-watching trail. "A Million Blooms," featuring different activities for around the garden, opens and includes the exhibit "A Place to Take Root," exploring the evolution of the common flower pot. Through June 3. "Framing the Imagination: The Work of Timothy Martin" runs through May 28. Admission is $6-$10. 1800 Lakeside Ave. 262-9887.

Library of Virginia "Myth & Memory: Understanding 400 Years of Virginia History," an exhibition looking at centennial events, runs through Dec. 15. Books, lectures and art displays can be explored through tours or with a library card. 800 E. Broad St. 692-3592.

Maymont Park "In Service and Beyond: Domestic Work and Life in a Gilded Age Mansion" on permanent display in the Maymont House. The Maymont Foundation offers numerous programs, tours and events for children and adults. 1700 Hampton St. For more information, call 358-7166 or visit www.maymont.org.

Museum of the Confederacy Artifacts and information on the Civil War and the antebellum South. 1201 E. Clay St. 649-1861.

Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier "Many Thousands Go: African Americans and the Civil War," artifacts and documents detailing the African-American experience on both sides of the Civil War, runs through May. 6125 Boydton Plank Road in Petersburg. 861-2408, ext. 606.

Richmond Public Library Books and historical exhibits are complemented by lectures and tours. 101 E. Franklin St. 646-4514.

Science Museum of Virginia At the IMAX theater: "Pulse: A Stomp Odyssey" runs through May 6, and "Coral Reef Adventure" and "Dinosaurs Alive" run through July 12. Tickets are $16.50-$18.75. The visiting exhibition "Amazing Music Studio" lets visitors create music, dance on a piano, sing in the shower and more, through May 6. Admission is $9-$10. In the gallery, "Strange Attractors," works by Sara Clark, Susan Van der Eb Greene and Dan Pearce, runs through June 3. The museum also offers programs, lectures and classes for children and adults. 2500 W. Broad St. Call 864-1400 or visit www.smv.org.

Scotchtown The 18th-century home of Dolley Madison and Patrick Henry is open for guided tours Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sundays, noon-4 p.m. 648-1889.

Siege Museum "A City Endured: Civil War Photographs of Petersburg," photography by Alexander Gardner, Timothy O' Sullivan and the Matthew Brady studio, on permanent display. 15 W. Bank St. in Petersburg. 733-2427.

University of Richmond Museums At the Lora Robins Gallery of Design From Nature: "Parian Porcelain: A Nineteenth-Century Passion," through May 27; "Native Plants of Virginia: Selections From the University of Richmond Herbarium," through June 24; and "Giving Voice to Objects: Museum Studies Seminar Exhibition," through July 8. At the Harnett Museum of Art: "Ilgim Veryeri-Alaca: Recent Prints and Drawings" and "A Slave Ship Speaks: The Wreck of the Henrietta Marie" run through May 18. At the International Gallery: "Silkscreens From the Silkroad" runs through May 18. 289-8276.

Valentine Richmond History Center A collection of Richmond's cultural artifacts, with bus and walking tours offered every Sunday. Admission is $7-$10. 1015 E. Clay St. 649-0711.

Virginia Aviation Museum "Forces of Flight" is a collection of interactive exhibits on the science of flight. The museum offers special programs, exhibits and lectures on the history and science of flight. 5701 Huntsman Road. 236-3622.

Virginia Center for Architecture "Growing Country, Growing Needs: Federal Architecture and Art" runs through May 27. Dennis Halloran and Chris Novelli give Saturday tours of "The House That Pope Built," starting at 2 p.m. Admission is free, but tours cost $5-$10. 2501 Monument Ave. Call 644-3041 or visit www.virginiaarchitecture.org.

Virginia Fire and Police Museum The city's oldest police and fire station, Steamer Company No. 5, is home to Gallery5 and antique fire-fighting equipment. 200 W. Marshall St. 644-0005.

Virginia Historical Society The exhibit "Pocahontas: Her Life & Legend" runs through June 24. "Jamestown, Québec, Santa Fe: Three North American Beginnings" runs through Sept. 3. "Virginians at Work" and "The Virginia Manufactory of Arms Collection" on long-term display. 428 N. Boulevard. 358-4901.

Virginia Holocaust Museum "Liberation!" follows the course of World War II during the period of Europe's liberation, telling the stories of several Richmonders who witnessed that side of the war. "Exodus" exhibits the 1947 attempt to land thousands of Holocaust survivors in Palestine and the eventual creation of Israel. At the museum art gallery, G. Roy Levin's Holocaust paintings are on display. 2000 E. Cary St. 257-5400.

Virginia House Photography exhibit detailing the design and building of Virginia House, home of Alexander and Virginia Weddell. Permanent exhibit. 4301 Sulgrave Road in Windsor Farms. 353-4251.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts "Virginia Vistas: Oil Paintings and Watercolors by Ted Turner" runs through April 20. "An Enduring Legacy: Paintings Acquired Through the J. Harwood and Louise B. Cochrane Fund for American Art" runs through fall 2008. Also, modern and classical art, plus rotating exhibits and social events. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1400.

Virginia War Memorial The memorial honors Virginia's men and women who have fought in previous wars. Also, frequent musical performances and lectures. Free admission. 621 S. Belvidere St. 786-2060.

Wilton House Museum "Redefining Ryland: A Portrait of the Virginia Gentry" and "With Every Season" feature photographs and displays that explore the construction of the building at World's End and its relocation to Richmond, as well as the story of the Randolph family. Tours available Tuesday-Sunday. Admission is $2.50-$10. 215 S. Wilton Road. 282-5936. S

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