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Science Museum of Virginia The effects of country music on American culture are explored in the giant screen film "Country Music: The Spirit of America," starting July 23 at noon. Tickets are $8.50. Call 864-1400 or visit for information.


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

Beth Ahabah Museum and Archives "Bagels and Grits," a photographic exhibition of Jewish life in the South, through Aug. 15. "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

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

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 reenactors 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 More than 30 acres of gardens, changing seasonal displays, numerous events and a bird-watching trail. 1800 Lakeside Ave. 262-9887.

Library of Virginia "Honoring the Past, Building Our Future: The Centennial of the Virginia Library Association," through July 25. 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

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 "NASCAR: The IMAX Experience" shows through July 22; "Mystery of the Nile" and "Aliens of the Deep" show through September; "Adventures in 3-Dimensions" runs through Sept. 5; and Rose Rushbrooke's fractal art quilts are on display through Oct. 25. 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 Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday, noon-4 p.m. 648-1889.

Siege Museum "Confederate Currency: The Color of Money," through July 31. 15 W. Bank St. 733-2427.

University of Richmond Museums At the Lora Robins Gallery of Design From Nature, "Silent Spring: Andy Warhol's 'Endangered Species' and 'Vanishing Animals,'" through July 30; and "Object & Meaning: Museum Studies Seminar Exhibition," through Nov. 13. 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 "From Morning to Night: Domestic Service in the Gilded Age South," an exhibition on the African-American housekeepers of the postwar South, runs through Dec. 31. 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 The recently opened architecture museum exhibits "Frozen Music: Frank Gehry and the Walt Disney Concert Hall," photos and furniture showing the skill of the architect, through July 31. Admission is free. 2501 Monument Ave. Call 644-3041 or visit

Virginia Historical Society "Virginians on 'Time,'" through August; "Virginia's Colonial Dynasties," through Nov. 27; "Wartime Memories: World War II Paintings by Clinton Ford," through Dec. 11; "Car Crazy: Racing and Rodding in Southwest Virginia," an exploration of Virginia's automotive subcultures, through Dec. 30; "Patrick Henry: His Story," through Jan. 15. 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 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.

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