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University of Richmond Museums "Parian Porcelain: A Nineteenth Century Passion" opens with a reception and gallery talk with curator Laura Murphy at the university's Lora Robins Gallery April 6, 7-9 p.m. Through July 9. 287-6424.

Ongoing

Agecroft Hall and Gardens This imported British manor house offers special events and lectures 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. Call 353-2668 or visit www.bethahabah.org.

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. 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 9:30 p.m. Admission is $14.99-$19.99. 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. Admission is $5-$9. 1800 Lakeside Ave. 262-9887.

Library of Virginia 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 "Art of the Confederacy," works by Confederate soldiers, runs through Nov. 30. Artifacts and information on the Civil War and the antebellum South. 1201 E. Clay St. 649-1861.

Pump House This 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 Books and historical exhibits are complemented by lectures and tours. 101 E. Franklin St. 646-4514.

Science Museum of Virginia The IMAX films "Adrenaline Rush: The Science of Risk" and "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: The IMAX Experience" run through April 23. "Greece: Secrets of the Past" runs through June 29. The visiting exhibition "Dragon Skies: Astronomy of Imperial China" runs through April 30. Tickets are $8.50-$16. 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 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. 733-2427.

University of Richmond Museums At the Lora Robins Gallery of Design From Nature: "Touch of the Brush: The Art of Chinese Calligraphy," through June 4; "Parian Porcelain: A Nineteenth-Century Passion," through July 9; and "Traditions in Miniature: The Louise Westbrook Collection of Chinese Ceramics," through Sept. 10. At the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art: "Senior Honors Thesis Exhibition, Part One" at the Harnett Museum of Art, through April 9; "Prints and the Courtly World of Mozart," through April 29; the "2006 Harnett Biennial of American Prints" and "Natural Selection: Landscape Print Portfolio From Center Street Studio" through June 23; and "Street Opera: Reconsidering the Art and Writing of Margaret May Dashiell (1869-1958)," through July 29. At the Print Study Center: "Prints and the Courtly World of Mozart," through April 29. 289-8276.

Valentine Richmond History Center The exhibition "Street Opera: Reconsidering the Art and Writing of Margaret May Dashiell (1869-1958)" runs through July 29. A collection of Richmond's cultural artifacts, with bus and walking tours offered every Sunday. 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 "Landmarks of New York by Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel" runs through April 30. Also, the museum offers Saturday tours of the house and Richmond landmarks. Admission is free, but tours cost $5-$10. 2501 Monument Ave. Call 644-3041 or visit www.virginiaarchitecture.org.

Virginia Historical Society "In Jefferson's Shadow: The Architecture of Thomas Blackburn," through May 28; "Virginia's Diplomats," an exhibit of 31 Virginians who have represented the nation overseas, runs through July 30; "Cathedral of the Sacred Heart: A Centennial Celebration," through Aug. 6; "Safely Harbored: New African American Acquisitions" runs through August; "Quilts of the Old Dominion" runs through December; and "The Virginia Manufactory of Arms Collection" on long-term display. 428 N. Boulevard. 358-4901.

Virginia Holocaust Museum "Torchbearer of Freedom: The Mary Sigillo Barraco Story," an exhibit about an American teenager who served in the Belgian and French Resistance during World War II, runs through April 21. "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 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 "Feast," works from the permanent collection focusing on food in art, runs through June 25. "An Enduring Legacy: Paintings Acquired Through the J. Harwood and Louise B. Cochrane Fund for American Art" runs through the fall of 2008. Also, 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," "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 $5-$6. 215 S. Wilton Road. 282-5936.

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