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First Posted: Oct 12, 2011
Mar 7, 2015

The National Sporting Library and "Museum"

National Sporting Library and Museum

  

Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Library: Free | Museum Free to NSLM Members
General Admission: Adults $10, Seniors (65 and older) $8, Youth (13-18) $8, Youth (12 & under) Free

THE NSLM is closed, Monday, January 26th, due to inclement weather. Free Admission on Wednesdays.

The NSLM is closed on federal holidays. In the case of bad weather, the NSLM follows Loudoun County school district decisions.

102 The Plains Road
Middleburg, Virginia 20118-1335
Telephone: (540) 687-6542
Fax: (540) 302-8052

Classes, Lectures, Book Signings, etc. Classes,seminars,Lectures and Volunteer Opportunities - Time Sensitive

NSLM Announces New Series
Sporting Conversations: Lectures by John H. Daniels Fellows

MIDDLEBURG, VA - The National Sporting Library & Museum (NSLM) will host a new monthly series in 2015. Sporting Conversations: Lectures by John H. Daniels Fellows will allow the public to learn about new discoveries and research by the John H. Daniels Fellows. This series will feature current and former Fellows as they share their expertise, research, and experiences studying the unique collections, resources and rare books found at the National Sporting Library & Museum.

Most of the information contained in this article is directly from the brochures put out by them. I am using this information for HorseHints with their permission. The above photos are copyright HorseHints.org

"The National Sporting Library and Museum is dedicated to preserving and sharing the literature, art, and culture of horse and field sports. Founded in 1954, the institution has over 17,000 books and 200 works of art in the collections. A fellowship program supports scholarship. Information is shared through exhibits, lectures, seminars, publications, and special events.

The Library and the Museum are located in two buildings on Vine Hill in Middleburg, Virginia. For several years, the National Sporting Library occupied a pre-Civil War house on the Vine Hill. In 1999, on the same property, it built a carriage-style library designed for its expanding collections. In 2010, the older building was renovated and expanded to accommodate the National Sporting Art Museum.

The Museum houses a permanent collection as well as exhibits. "The NSLM's permanent art collection consists of paintings, sculpture, prints, weathervanes, and objects d'art dating from the late 17th century to the present. Important American, British, and Continental artists such as Henri KeLarre, Lionel Edwards, John Emms, Herbert Haseltine, J.F. Herring, Sr. and J.F. Herring, Jr., Ben Marshall, Sir A.J. Munnings, John Skeaping, Edward Troye, Franklin Voss, and George Wright, as well as lesser known examples by Richard B. Adam, Carroll Bassett, Jean Bowman, Paul Brown, Alvan Fisher, Michael Lyne, Louis Maurer, Gustave Muss-Arnolt, and Richard Stone Reeves are represented.

The art collection, first formed with important donations and bequests from the George L. Ohrstrom Family, has expanded over the years through gifts from other NSLM benefactors, including Elizabeth D. Clark, John H. Daniels, Timothy Greenan, Jacqueline B. Mars, Paul Mellon, Jacqueline L. Ohrstrom, Harry T. Peters, Jr., and Felicia Warburg Rogan."

For More Information:

The National Sporting Library
In the Blacksmith Shop Exhibit the Sporting Library Middleburg, VA
Snowman Champion Show Jumper (Horse)
Horse's Role in Civil War

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