Do You Enjoy Visiting Museums?
By Alice Henry
October 12, 2016 7:36am CST
Did you know that the very FIRST museum in the USA was established in Charleston, South Carolina in 1773? Richmond, Virginia has several museums that I have visited, but there are still many more that I have NOT visited. I live just south of Richmond, Virginia and I’m making it a point to visit some of the museums that I have not been to yet. One in particular that I would like to visit is The John Marshall House. John Marshall was said to be “the Greatest Man Never to be President.” This was his home for 45 years and it has been “meticulously restored” and has the “largest collection of Richmond Federal period furniture,” according to the web site. John Marshall was a “true Founding Father” and the “Great Chief Justice, for his role in creating the modern Supreme Court.” His house is “within walking distance of the Virginia State Capitol, the Library of Virginia and the Valentine Richmond History Center,” so this would be a nice day’s excursion, I think. Here’s a link to some of the Richmond attractions.
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts houses more than 33,000 works of art with collections in Art Nouveau, Art Deco, English Silver, and art of South Asia.
6 people like this
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
12 Oct 16
My husband works in Richmond occasionally and my daughters and I have availed ourselves of his hotel room to visit. We love the VAMFA and other museums we have been able to visit there. I want to go back again, but haven't been able to get a break from playing taxi driver.
• United States
12 Oct 16
I enjoy visiting museums also and aquariums. We are planning to visit an aquarium in Virginia Beach later this month. They have a NEW display that I want to see. Crazy as it sounds, the display involves pieces of ART that were made by locals who created things from "trash" and "debris" on the beach. It should be very interesting. I also like to visit Art Galleries.