Thursday, February 24, 2011

Who's Who List....

I normally wouldn't make a list into a blog post, but I'm so blown away by the list of organizations that'll be represented at #VAM2011 next month, that I just couldn't resist. We hope to see YOU represented there too - we'll have lots of rollicking laughter, networking, fun (and we'll sneak some top-rate professional development in there to boot). What's not to love?

- Heather

Museums and allied organizations represented at VAM's 2011 Annual Conference in Portsmouth, VA

A.T. Johnson High School Museum

African-American Historical Society of Portsmouth

Albemarle-Charlottesville Historical Society

Aldie Mill Historical Park

Alexandria Black History Museum

Allen E. Roberts Masonic Library & Museum

American Civil War Center At Historic Tredegar

Association for the Preservation of Henrico Antiquities

Black History Museum and Cultural Center

Blacksburg Museums

Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, Prince William County

Bristoe Station Battlefield / Ben Lomond Historic Site

Carlyle House Historic Park

Chevra T’helim Synagogue - Jewish Museum and Cultural Center

Children's Museum of Virginia

Chippokes Farm and Forestry Museum

Christiansburg Institute

Chrysler Museum of Art

College of William & Mary

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Colvin Run Mill Historic Site

Contemporary Art Center of Virginia

Cooperstown Graduate Program

Courthouse Galleries

DAR Museum

Danville Science Center

Daura Gallery

DEA Museum & Visitors Center

Economic Development Authority, City of Lynchburg

Edgar Allen Poe Museum

Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum

Fairfax County Park Authority, Sully Historic Site

Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, Friends of the Fairfax Station

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond: The Fed Experience

Francis Land House

Fort Monroe Authority

Fredericksburg Area Museum & Cultural Center

Gadsby's Tavern Museum

Garden City Cultural & Historical Society

Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont

Genex Showcase Miniature Museum

George Washington University

George Washington's Fredericksburg Foundation

Hampton History Museum

Hampton Roads Naval Museum

Henrico Co. Recreation and Parks Historic Preservation and Museum Services

Henricus Historical Park, Henricus Foundation

Heritage Farm Museum

Heritage Preservation

Hermitage House and Gardens

Historic Crab Orchard Museum

Historic Smithfield Plantation

Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation

Ker Place, ESVA Historical Society

Legacy Museum of African American History

Library of Virginia


Longwood University

Lynchburg Museum System

Mariners' Museum

Mary Ball Washington Museum

Marymount University


Military Aviation Museum



Morven Park

Mosby Heritage Area Association

Muscarelle Museum of Art, College of William & Mary

Museum of Culpeper History

Museum of the Confederacy

Museum of the Virginia Horse (proposed)

National D-Day Memorial

National Museum of the Marine Corps

National Parks Service

Nauticus, National Maritime Center

New Market Battlefield State Historical Park

Newtown History Center of the Stone House Foundation

Norfolk Botanical Garden

Office of the Secretary of Education, VA Dept. of Ed.

Ohef Sholom Temple Archives

Old City Cemetery Museum & Arboretum

Old Coast Guard Station

Patrick County Historical Society & Family Research Center

Paul’s Catholic Church (1804)

Petersburg Museums

Petersburg National Battlefield

Portsmouth Historical Association

Portsmouth Museums

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum

Preservation Virginia

Prince William County Historic Preservation

Princess Anne County Training School / Union Kempsville High School Museum

Reedville Fishermen's Museum

Richmond County Museum

Robert Russa Moton Museum

Sargent Museum, Louisa County Historical Society

Smith College Museum of Art

Smithsonian Institution, U.S. Postal Museum

SR Historical Society

Stone House Foundation

Stonewall Jackson House

Stratford Hall Plantation, Robert E. Lee Memorial Association

Sweet Briar College Tusculum Institute

Taubman Museum of Art

The Heritage Museum / Harrisonburg-Rockbridge Historical Society

The Montpelier Foundation

Thomas Jefferson Foundation

Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest

Tidewater Community College’s Visual Arts Center

Town of Blacksburg

Tradoc Military History Office

Trinity Episcopal Church


U.S. Army Transportation Museum

University Collections of Art & History, Washington & Lee University

Valentine Richmond History Center

Virginia Air & Space Center

Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

Virginia Beach Historic Houses, Francis Land House

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Conservation Association

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

Virginia Historical Society

Virginia Holocaust Museum

Virginia Living Museum

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Virginia National Guard

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame

Virginia Tech Department of History

Virginia Tourism Corporation

Warren Heritage Society

William King Museum: Center for Art & Cultural Heritage

William R. and Norma B. Harvey Library, Hampton University

Wilton House Museum / NSCDA-VA

Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton Arts Foundation

Conference Sponsors

A Touch of Technology, Inc.

Armada Hoffler


Capitol Exhibit Services, Inc.

Chrysler Museum of Art

Cinebar Productions, Inc.

Courthouse GalleriesFlower Guild

Creation Station LLC

Creative Company, Inc.

Curtis Group

Design 3 / Museum Rails

Dorfman Museum Figures, Inc.

Ecorite Imaging


Friends of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum

Glave & Holmes Associates

Gropen, Inc.

HealyKohler Design

Hollinger Metal Edge

Lynchburg College Continuing Education Dept.

Markel Insurance

Pace Collaborative

Peninsula Museums Forum

Plumeria Flowers & Gifts


Portsmouth Historical Assoc.

Portsmouth Museums

Portsmouth Museums Found.

Riggs Ward Design

Seaber Turner Publications

Sterling Brownell Travel


Stumpf and Associates

The Curtis Group

The Design Minds

VAM Council

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame

Visual Arts Center, TCC at Olde Towne

Volunteers of the Courthouse Galleries

Conference Exhibitors

Accelerando-The CounterPoint Solution

Biscotti Goddess

Capitol Exhibit Services, Inc.

Charlotte Van & Storage, Inc.

Cinebar Productions, Inc.

Citie of Henricus

Creation Station LLC

Creative Company


Design 3 / Museum Rails

Design Masters

Dorfman Museum Figures

Ecorite Imaging


Gaylord Bros.

Glasbau HAHN

Glave & Holmes Associates

Gropen, Inc,.

HealyKohler Design, LLC

Highway Information Media LLC

Hollinger Metal Edge

Howell Creative Group

IBS - Museum Management Softward

Keith Fabry, Inc.

MBA Design & Display Products Corporation

Manask & Associates

Mark Lencke, Registered Investment Adviser

Markel Insurance Company

National Trust Insurance Services

Navis Pack and Ship

OnCell Communications

Optima Health

Peninsula Museums Forum

Quatrefoil Associates

Re:discovery Software

RiggsWard Design

Rudinec & Associates

Seaber Turner Publications

Spacesaver Corp.

Sterling Brownell Travel

Stories Past

Studio Displays, Inc.


The Design Minds, Inc.

The Donning Company Publishers

U.S. Art Company

Visual Impressions

Westmoore Pottery

Business Representatives Speaking


Charles H. Bentz Associates

Glave & Holmes Associates

The Curtis Group

CJMW Architecture

National Trust Insurance Services, LLC

Williams Mullin

Williamsburg Art Conservation

Curtis Group


Business Participants

Sarah Brophy, BMuse

Jeanne Niccolls (consultant)

(as of February 24, 2011)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Children’s Museum of Virginia - New Education Classroom Opens Soon

The Children’s Museum of Virginia is just about finished with its long and full renovation and expansion to their site in Olde Towne Portsmouth. When you come to the VAM Conference in March you can take a “sneak peek” and see what we are so very excited about. For instance our new education space on the second floor, “Imagination Classroom,” is just what the educators on the staff have been waiting for.

To assist them in their efforts to help visitors learn and understand science in the world, the education staff is very pleased to have a dedicated space devoted to educational programming. Primarily the room will be used for class visits and field trips and is also well suited for a variety of activities including Family Fun Days and other special events.

Coupled with strong pre and post visit materials for their classroom at school it is our desire that we become a strong contributor to the classroom instruction experience.

The picture (below) shows the size and general layout of the room. Furniture and equipment will be added before we open and our education staff is eager to get started. Be sure to take the tour on Monday evening and imagine the possibilities with us!

* Editor's note: Read our conference update and find out more about sessions for educators at the conference!

Christyne Matyseck, Museum Educator
Al Schweizer, Site Manager
Children's Museum of Virginia