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Museum of the Shenandoah Valley Charity Profile
The Glen Burnie Historic House and its surrounding six acres of gardens opened as a museum in 1997. The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) opened eight years later on April 3, 2005.
Centuries before the house and its surrounding landscape opened to the public and the dream of a regional history museum for the Valley became a reality, the people that lived here left indelible marks that are part of this historic property's story today.
With the opening of the new museum, the site now tells the broader story of the Shenandoah Valley and those that have made their homes in the Valley for thousands of years. Exhibits in the new museum provide an interpretive backdrop for the many individual stories told by historic sites throughout the region, including the museum complex's own Glen Burnie Historic House, which played a role in the settlement of the Valley.
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley Volunteer Information
Do you enjoy learning and sharing your knowledge with others? If so, please join the family of MSV volunteer Docents! This active group of volunteers is the lifeblood of the museum, and there are many positions available. You can give tours of the historic house and gardens, greet visitors in the MSV, serve as a gallery host, or help out at the Visitor Services Desk or Museum Store. Or, perhaps you’d like to help with our school group programming, assist with special events, or assist with garden maintenance. In return for your time and talents, the museum provides any special training you might need, which includes regular meetings and the opportunity to take an Annual Docent Trip to another museum site. As a museum Docent, you also receive a ten percent discount on all purchases in the Museum Store, and two complimentary passes for admission to the museum complex