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Tuesday June 11, 2019
The River is Calling
Thursday April 4, 2019
Spring brings new opportunities to picnic with your family throughout Martinsville-Henry County!
Monday July 23, 2018
Outdoor Recreation Festival set for August 11th
Tuesday June 12, 2018
|An Angler’s Guide to the Fishing Scene at Philpott Lake
Monday July 17, 2017
August 12, 2017
Tuesday May 30, 2017
Start Planning Now!
Friday March 18, 2016
Don't Miss Out! The Piedmont Kite Festival is this Saturday at Jack Dalton Park!
Friday February 5, 2016
Area will host 90 fishermen
Thursday November 19, 2015
Philpott Marina received Best New Facility award from the Virginia Recreation and Park Society
Wednesday July 22, 2015
8th Annual Outdoor Recreation Festival to be Held in August
Thursday July 9, 2015
SRF Saturday, August 8, 2015
Thursday June 4, 2015
Start making your MHC summer plans
Wednesday May 20, 2015
A list of local Martinsville-Henry County area 2015 Kids Summer Camps
Friday May 8, 2015
58 local businesses featured in Virginia Living magazine
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.
Wednesday February 25, 2015
Project enhances community assets
Tuesday June 17, 2014
"Not all who wonder are lost."- J.R.R. Tolkien
Monday June 2, 2014
Outdoor fun for June
Sunday February 16, 2014
Philpott Marina Open House Rescheduled for Sunday, February 23.