As a VENUEHost your event…

Host Your Event at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley! The MSV would love to host your * corporate party * meeting * client event * fundraiser, or * reception. The beautifully renovated Glen Burnie House and surrounding gardens and the MSV Reception Hall are just a few of the six unique rental spaces offered.

  • Glen Burnie House: The beautifully renovated Glen Burnie House includes a formal Drawing Room, Library, and use of the adjacent Terrace, and all Glen Burnie Garden spaces.50 guests can be accommodated.
    • Capacity: Seated Dinner – 50 guests; Lecture Style – 60 guests; Cocktail Style – 120 guests
  • Glen Burnie Garden Spaces: A variety of garden “rooms” are available for outdoor events. Tents may be rented for additional covered outdoor venues.
    • Capacity: 300 guests
  • Reception Hall: This unique hall with wooden beams is a beautiful indoor option at the MSV. For receptions with more than 60 guests, the patio adjacent to this space can be used but may require the rental of a tent.
    • Capacity: Seated Luncheon – 64 guests; Lecture Style – 120 guests; Cocktail Style – 200+ guests
  • Reception Hall, Lobby & Hallways: For a larger indoor venue option, rent the first floor of the MSV! Ask for details about having the Museum galleries open for your guests to enjoy.
    • Capacity: Cocktail Style – 350 guests
  • BB&T Learning Center: A great space for meetings, trainings sessions, and staff retreats, the BB&T Learning Center is set up classroom style with existing furniture. The room has A/V capabilities.
    • Capacity: 35 guests
  • Carriage House Classroom: Nestled in the MSV Glen Burnie Gardens, this indoor space is ideal for small meetings, retreats, workshops, and luncheons.
    • Capacity: 25 guests

Support the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley …by simply booking your next special occasion here:


As a SHOP: Discover unique gifts…

The Museum Store offers an abundant selection of items related to the Shenandoah Valley and prides itself on carrying products made in Virginia or created by Virginia artisans. The store is known for its selection of: * pottery * handmade silk scarves * books * note cards * jewelry * food, and * more. Also featured in the store are items that are available exclusively onsite such as * exhibition-related souvenirs.

Support the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley …by simply purchasing your specialty merchandise here:


Be a  DONORShow that you care…


As an MSV member, be the first to see new exhibitions, enjoy free or exclusive discounts on lectures, workshops and concerts, and so much more. Plus, visit the MSV as often as you like for a full year with free admission. As a member, you are also helping to preserve and protect over 15,000 objects in the MSV’s collection, maintain care for the Glen Burnie Gardens and The Trails at the MSV, and connect our diverse community through the MSV in innovative adult and children’s programming. You are an essential part of the MSV. Are you searching to find the perfect gift? Give someone special an MSV Membership where they can expand their mind, explore new spaces, and connect with others. Museum at specified levels is offered: * Student * Educator * Senior Individual * Individual * Valley Neighbor * Senior Family * Family, and * Donor.


  • Give to the MSV Fund: The MSV Fund supports community events, gallery exhibitions, MSV educational programs, the operation and maintenance of The Trails at the MSV, and the care of the Glen Burnie Gardens. The MSV receives no government financial support for its daily operations, relying instead on the generosity of our community. Donations to the MSV Fund make art, culture, and nature accessible to all. You make it happen at the MSV!
  • Monthly Giving Program: The most convenient way to support the MSV is by joining the Monthly Giving Program. Members of this special group give to the MSV automatically on a monthly or quarterly basis.
  • Join the Donor Circle: When you give $500 or more to the MSV, you’re automatically enrolled as Donor Circle Member. Your gift provides vital support to MSV exhibitions, educational programming, garden maintenance, community events, and the operation of The Trails at the MSV.
  • Gaunt Collectors Society: The Gaunt Collectors Society offers opportunities to collectors and others with interest in and passion for expanding the MSV Collection. The Society supports the Collection through a dynamic series of social, educational, and philanthropic activities within the MSV and throughout the Shenandoah Valley.
  • Legacy Giving: The Irene S. Wischer Society honors the generosity of donors who have designated an estate gift for the MSV. By including the MSV in your estate plans, you are also helping to secure the MSV’s future as the state’s largest art park and the region’s largest cultural community center. Estate gifts can be a tax-wise way to give.
  • Matching Gifts: Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees at no additional cost to you.
  • The Art Of Business Corporate Partnership: The MSV offers exciting opportunities for corporations to meet their employee engagement, client hospitality, and philanthropic objectives through the Art of Business Corporate Partnership Program. Corporate support helps the MSV fulfill its mission to preserve and enrich the cultural life of the Valley for generations to come.
  • Be a Trailblazer: The Trails at the MSV is a private park. The MSV receives no public funding to operate and maintain the Trails and relies on donors to support the free-admission park. You can support The Trails at the MSV by donating to the MSV Fund and becoming a Trailblazer. Add a $50 MSV Fund donation to the purchase or renewal of any MSV membership to receive a Trailblazer Badge on MSV Membership cards, invitations to annual Trailblazer Volunteer Days, and a vinyl Trails at the MSV sticker.

Volunteer: Help us make a difference in the community we serve. Volunteers at The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley play an important role in fulfilling our mission of preserving and enriching the cultural life and heritage of the Valley. Share your time and talent as an Administrative Volunteer, Education Department Volunteer, Garden and Grounds Volunteer, or Special Events Volunteer. If you love to learn and enjoy interacting with people, the MSV is the place for you!

Support the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley …by simply joining, giving and volunteering here:

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