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New Tourism Amenity Breaks Ground

Thursday August 15, 2019

RV park set to open in Spring


Countdown to Smith River Fest 2019

Friday August 2, 2019

August 10th at the Smith River Sports Complex.


Dedication Ceremony Held for Smith River Blueway

Tuesday June 11, 2019

The River is Calling


Picnicking Around MHC

Thursday April 4, 2019

Spring brings new opportunities to picnic with your family throughout Martinsville-Henry County!


Countdown to Smith River Fest 2018

Monday July 23, 2018

Outdoor Recreation Festival set for August 11th


An Angler’s Guide to the Fishing Scene at Philpott Lake

Tuesday June 12, 2018

An Angler’s Guide to the Fishing Scene at Philpott Lake



10th Annual Smith River Fest Coming Up

Monday July 17, 2017

August 12, 2017 


Summer Fun for Kids in MHC

Tuesday May 30, 2017

Start Planning Now! 


7th Annual Piedmont Kite Festival

Friday March 18, 2016

Don't Miss Out! The Piedmont Kite Festival is this Saturday at Jack Dalton Park!


Fishing Championship to Come to Philpott Lake

Friday February 5, 2016

Area will host 90 fishermen 


Philpott Marina Recognized as Best New Facility

Thursday November 19, 2015

Philpott Marina received Best New Facility award from the Virginia Recreation and Park Society


Countdown to Smith River Fest 2015

Wednesday July 22, 2015

8th Annual Outdoor Recreation Festival to be Held in August


Discover the Great Outdoors at Smith River Fest

Thursday July 9, 2015

SRF Saturday, August 8, 2015


Summer Events Not to Miss

Thursday June 4, 2015

Start making your MHC summer plans


Summer 2015 Kids Camps

Wednesday May 20, 2015

A list of local Martinsville-Henry County area 2015 Kids Summer Camps


Area Businesses Win “Best Of Virginia” Awards

Friday May 8, 2015

58 local businesses featured in Virginia Living magazine


Piedmont Kite Festival

Wednesday March 18, 2015

Rain put a halt to the 6th annual Piedmont Kite Festival last Saturday, but the museum is hoping this Saturday's promising forecast comes to fruition and kites can fly high.

On Saturday, March 21, the museum and Henry County Parks and Recreation are hosting the Piedmont Kite Festival at Jack Dalton Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The free festival encourages residents to get outside and enjoy the spring weather.  The festival includes a kite building station, games, crafts, face painting, temporary tattoos, and live music by Kim and Jimbo Cary, who perform using all-natural instruments that children can play alongside them.  Of course, festival-goers are encouraged to bring their own kites, too.

“The Piedmont Kite Festival is a great way to kick-off spring,” said Sara Reichert, museum educator and coordinator of the festival.  “The weather is turning warmer, flowers are beginning to bloom, and the Kite Festival is a fun way for everyone to reconnect with the outdoors after a cold and snowy winter kept so many of us inside.”

The festival is a part of the museum’s Martinsville-Henry County Community Nature Network, which works with community partners to help residents reconnect with the outdoors.

“A significant aspect of our programming involves incorporating outdoor elements,” said Dr. Denny Casey, director of education and public programs at the museum.  “We believe it’s important to reconnect everyone with nature from educational, health, preservation, and stewardship perspectives.  Studies frequently show a disconnect with nature, especially in young children, and events like the Kite Festival are ways we hope to help counter that."

The 6th annual Piedmont Kite Festival is sponsored by American Global Logistics, helping keep attendance to the festival free of charge.

“We are thrilled once again to be able to offer the Kite Festival free of charge," said Ryan Barber, deputy director of the museum.  “Offering events for as little cost as possible to attendees is something we always strive for when planning our programming.  The generous support from our local and regional business community, like what American Global Logistics has provided, is exactly what we need to continue to offer high quality events for as little as possible.”

For more information about the Piedmont Kite Festival and other upcoming museum events, visitwww.vmnh.net.


Little Free Libraries Project

Wednesday February 25, 2015

Project enhances community assets


Discover the Great Outdoors

Tuesday June 17, 2014

"Not all who wonder are lost."- J.R.R. Tolkien 


Get to MHC and Get Outdoors

Monday June 2, 2014

Outdoor fun for June


Philpott Marina Open House Rescheduled

Sunday February 16, 2014

Philpott Marina Open House Rescheduled for Sunday, February 23.