Join us for a free sketching session in the Museum! Artists of all ages are invited to sketch alongside local artist Ruth Anna Stolk. Materials are provided.
Please contact Anne Marie Paquette, the Clarice & Robert H. Smith Educator, to register for this program: APaquette@NationalSporting.org, (540) 687-6542 ext. 25
Join us in welcoming the 2018 Polo Classic players to Middleburg!
Greenhill Winery & Vineyards will host a “Meet the Players” event on Thursday, September 6 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Wine & Hors d’Oeuvres(Cash Bar)
RSVP by September 4 – Visit greenhillvineyards.com/reservations and search by date.
This event features a Polo Fashion Preview in partnership with some of our local sponsors!
Have you ever seen someone “riding sideways”? In celebration of NSLM’s newest exhibition, Sidesaddle, NSLM will host reenactors demonstrating sidesaddle riding in colonial attire and antique tack. Meet the riders, and see examples of women athletes riding in 4 centuries of art! Free admission to the demonstration AND the Museum galleries, fun for all ages.http://www.nationalsporting.org
Elegance, power, and grace come to life in the artwork on exhibition in Sidesaddle, 1690-1935. Women athletes and amateurs across time adapted to changing tack technology and social mores to join the hunt field and competitive races alike. On September 14th join cocurator Dr. Ulrike Weiss, Lecturer at the University of St. Andrews and 2016 John H. Daniels Fellow, to learn more about the fascinating history of women equestrians in early modern art. 6:00 p.m. Reception. Galleries will be open to view the exhibition. 7:00 p.m. Talk presented by Dr. Ulrike Weiss.
$10 admission, free to NSLM members. RSVP to Anne Marie Paquette, the Clarice & Robert H. Smith Educator, at 540 687 6542 x25, APaquette@NationalSporting.org
Can’t wait to get a look at NSLM’s newest exhibition, Sidesaddle, 1690-1935? Join cocurator Dr. Ulrike Weiss, Lecturer at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and 2016 John H. Daniels Fellow, for an informal tour of the show with special focus on social changes and the role of women in art and in the field. This program offered in partnership with Middleburg Common Grounds. 10:00 Coffee reception; 10:30 Tour with Dr. Ulrike Weiss. $5 admission, free to NSLM members. RSVP to Anne Marie, the Clarice & Robert H. Smith Educator, at 540 687 6542 x25, APaquette@NationalSporting.orghttp://www.nationalsporting.org
Join NSLM and author Alastair Jackson for a presentation on his newest publication, Lady of the Chase, The Life and Hunting Diaries of Daphne Moore. Longtime reporter in Horse and Hound, the elegantly turned-out Moore lived on a shoe-string budget, following the hounds and reporting on hunting characters from the 1930s to the 80s. In addition to her professional hunting reports she wrote- and illustrated- these personal hunt diaries. Alastair Jackson, the retired Director of the British Masters of Foxhounds Association, compiled the previously undiscovered hunting diaries of Daphne Moore, making them available to the public for the first time. $10 admission, free to NSLM members. Copies available for purchase at the event. RSVP to Anne Marie Paquette, the Clarice & Robert H. Smith Educator, APaquette@NationalSporting.org, 540 687 6542 x25.http://www.nationalsporting.org
Hear legendary trainer and equestrian George Morris speak at NSLM! Morris will be reading from his personal collection of riding books, including his own annotations and anecdotes. This program is being offered in partnership with Beverly Equestrian. $20 admission, $10 for NSLM members. Prior registration required https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/NationalSportingLibrary/morris2018-1.html to purchase tickets.http://www.nationalsporting.org