We continued our exploration of Winchester today with our destination of the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. This very nice facility is divided into three parts. I suppose the primary attraction is the museum which focuses on the geography, settlement, and development of the Shenandoah Valley. Also included in the complex is the home of the founder of Winchester, Colonel James Wood and the surrounding gardens.
|Glen Burnie, Home of Julian Wood Glass, Jr|
After our guided tour of the house, we strolled through the many gardens. These gardens were designed and maintained by R. Lee Taylor, a friend of Julian.
We found a few picnic tables near the gate house which was a perfect place for our lunch. Then it was on to the museum where we spent the remainder of the afternoon.
The entire facility is funded through the foundation set up by Julian, Jr when he donated the house and property to Winchester. What a generous gift.
Now, I need to get busy with dinner, which we will share with Tony and Diana. Our plans for tomorrow have not yet been discussed. Who knows what we’ll come up with.