Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Treehouse, Grand Opening April 4, 2009

A child enjoying the Treehouse

The George E. Moody Collection display case

On April 4, 2009 the Virginia Discovery Museum opened its newest, permanent exhibition, the Treehouse. This exhibition is sponsored by Bama Works Fund of the Dave Matthews Band and the George E. Moody Exhibition Project Fund. The Treehouse includes a large hollowed out tree that is perfect for curling up in and reading one of the many books from our shelves. The walls are painted in a colorful mural of the Blue Ridge Mountains which helps provide a feeling of being in the wilderness.
Display cabinets showcase items form three of the Museum’s collections. One cabinet holds fossils and artifacts from the George E. Moody Collection. The second cabinet will rotate items from one or more of our other collections including our over 300 brass animals, model cars, modern day Nigerian items, Pueblo Indian artifacts, and dolls and puppets from around the world. Currently brass animals and model cars are on display.
This is the first permanent exhibition by our Exhibit Coordinator, Mike Clark, with help from Jenny Elmore, Kenny Platt, Jordan Bryson and Patrick Nunnally. Thank you very much to this talented team! The Virginia Discovery Museum looks forward to seeing you soon in the Treehouse!

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