From previous posts you may have noticed that I’m ‘involved’ (to put it mildly) with our little local Woodstock Museum. One of the benefits of being a volunteer board member has turned out to be the unforeseen connections & friendships that have developed in the past couple years with other local museums, small & very large. I have discovered that museum folks, non-profit or for profit, are reeeallllly interesting people, & nice ones, to boot! …from the people on our own board & our docents, who know everything there is to know about local families & the minutia of the buildings that display the artifacts from those family homes; to the couple in Luray who are so passionate about their community and the brand new state of the art log building which houses the local artifacts that pay tribute to it; and finally to the big guns in the ‘city’ that are just as down to earth & just as passionate as their country counterparts about the art & artifacts from this great Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Just 3 of many many museums celebrating life as it was in the Valley. Be sure to visit them when you come to our neck of the woods: The Woodstock Museum www.woodstockmuseumva.org ; The Luray Valley Museum at the Luray Caverns www.luraycaverns.com/LurayValleyMuseum ; and The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, VA www.shenandoahmuseum.org . A great way to spend a day! Enjoy.