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Beth Ahabah Museum and Archives "Bagels and Grits," a photographic exhibition of Jewish life in the South, opens with a reception May 15, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Through Aug. 15. $5 suggested donation. 1109 W. Franklin St. Call 353-2668 or visit

Siege Museum "Confederate Currency: The Color of Money" opens in Petersburg with a reception May 13, 7-10 p.m. Through July 31. 15 W. Bank St. 733-2427.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts The Teen Caffeine Café features music, poetry and the opening of "Bling Bling: Objects of Opulence by Metropolitan Richmond Teens" May 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m. The art exhibition runs through June 2. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1400.


Agecroft Hall and Gardens Special events, tours and lectures are offered regularly. 4305 Sulgrave Road. 353-4241.

Beth Ahabah Museum and Archives "Commonwealth and Community: The Jewish Experience in Virginia" and "Treasures of the Collection" are on permanent display. 1109 W. Franklin St. 353-2668.

Black History Museum 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. 2626 W. Broad St. Call 474-2667 or visit

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 "Calicoe, Cambrick, and Casimir: Clothing for Work and Fashion in John Marshall's Richmond, 1790-1835" runs through July 31 and "Conviction of Duty" runs through Sept. 25. Restored Federal-style home of the former chief justice of the United States. $4-$6. 818 E. Marshall St. 648-7998.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden "Adventures in Oz" runs through May 8. More than 30 acres of gardens, changing seasonal displays, numerous events and a bird-watching trail. 1800 Lakeside Ave. 262-9887.

Library of Virginia "What Is an Archive?" through July 2, and "Honoring the Past, Building Our Future: The Centennial of the Virginia Library Association," through July 25. 800 E. Broad St. 692-3592.

Maymont Park The Maymont Foundation offers numerous programs, tours and events for children and adults. For more information, call 358-7166 or visit 1700 Hampton St.

Museum of the Confederacy "The Confederate Navy" runs through December. Artifacts and information on the Civil War and the antebellum South. 1201 E. Clay St. 649-1861.

Pump House The 1883 Gothic structure in Byrd Park opens for tours the third Saturday of the month, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free. 2129 Pump House Road. 560-8772.

Richmond Public Library "John Marshall: The Ordinary Life of an Extraordinary Man," through Sept. 25. 101 E. Franklin St. 646-4514.

Science Museum of Virginia The IMAX film "Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure" shows through May 20; "Mystery of the Nile" shows through September and "NASCAR: The IMAX Experience" shows indefinitely. "Bones: An Exhibit Inside You" runs through May 15. Also, the planetary exhibition "Gas Giants" runs through June 12. Tickets are $15.50-$16. The museum also offers programs, lectures and classes for children and adults. 2500 W. Broad St. Call 864-1400 or visit

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

University of Richmond Museums At the Lora Robins Gallery of Design From Nature, "Bonnie Prince Charles and the Royal House of Stuart, 1688-1788: Works of Art From the Drambuie Collection," through May 7; "Silent Spring: Andy Warhol's 'Endangered Species' and 'Vanishing Animals,'" through July 30; and "Object & Meaning: Museum Studies Seminar Exhibition," through Nov. 13. At the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, "Senior Honors Thesis Exhibition, Part Two," featuring the work of Silvia Chu, Stephanie Rounds, Nisha Singh and Linnea Westerberg, through May 6; "Rococo to Revolution: European Prints of the 18th Century," through May 7. 289-8276.

Valentine Richmond History Center "Serving Richmond, Reaching the World: Greater Richmond Chapter of the American Red Cross," a rotation of the "Discovering Collections, Making Connections" exhibit, through September; and the Edward V. Valentine Sculpture Studio on permanent display. Bus and walking tours offered every Sunday. 1015 E. Clay St. 649-0711.

Virginia Aviation Museum The museum offers special programs, exhibits and lectures on the history and science of flight. 5701 Huntsman Road. 236-3622 or 358-4901.

Virginia Historical Society "American Visions of Liberty and Freedom" explores the evolving shape of these ideas throughout America's history, through May 30. Also, "Children of Hope: African-American Childhood in Virginia," through July 10, "Virginians on 'Time,'" through August, and "Virginia's Colonial Dynasties," through Nov. 27. 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. Permanent exhibit. 2000 E. Cary St. 257-5400.

Virginia House Photography exhibit detailing 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 The VMFA Council, a voluntary support group, is honored in an exhibition called "The Council: Serving VMFA Since 1995," running through Sept. 18. Also, folk, modern and classical art, plus rotating exhibits and social events. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1400.

Wilton House Museum "Circa 1753: The History of Wilton House" features 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. 215 S. Wilton Road. 282-5936.

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