Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont offered daily “Holidays with the Melchers” 30-minute guided tours of the artfully decorated Georgian house throughout December 2012. During the year, the museum is open daily, except Wednesdays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The tour showcased imaginative decorations and vignettes that interpret life at the Melchers’ cherished Falmouth country retreat. All exterior decorations were provided courtesy of the Rappahannock Valley Garden Club.
The museum gift shop, decked out for the season, offered a wide selection of books, advent calendars, art supplies and gift items.
Gari Melchers Home and Studio is a 28-acre estate and former residence of the artist Gari Melchers and his wife Corinne. The property, which is operated by the University of Mary Washington, is both a Virginia Historic Landmark and a National Historic Landmark. Located at 224 Washington St. in Falmouth, Va., a quarter mile west of the intersection of U.S. 1 and U.S. 17, it is open daily with an admission charge. The museum also serves as the official Stafford County Visitor Center. For directions and other information, call (540) 654-1015 or visit the museum website at www.GariMelchers.org.
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News release prepared by: Julia Davis