The National Sporting Library & Museum (NSLM) in Middleburg, Virginia has announced a summer program of free movies and concerts, with Museum galleries remaining open during the events. Movies are shown on Saturday afternoons from March to December 12. Concerts will take place every fourth Friday from April through September.
The summer series features popular sporting movies, regional musical performers, craft beers, and local wineries. Guests are invited to stroll through the Art Museum to enjoy changing exhibitions and permanent collections or to spread out picnic blankets and lawn chairs for the open-air concert. During the Open Late events, the Museum will be open until 8:00 p.m.
Library and Museum facilities will also remain open late on the first Friday of April, May, June, July, August and September. Melanie Mathewes, Executive Director of the National Sporting Library & Museum explained, “We’re very excited to announce that this year, on the first Friday of April, May, June, July, August and September, our facilities and our campus will be open late to allow the public to visit and enjoy our treasures. We’ve planned these events with young families in mind and with the hope that those passing through Middleburg after work will join us.”
Open Late is free and open to the public; picnics are welcome and a cash bar will be available. Events will be held rain or shine, and no outside alcohol will be permitted on premises.
Movies will be shown free of charge in the Library’s Founder’s Room at 1:00 pm. Popcorn Monkey of Middleburg will sell popcorn onsite to accompany the films.
March 14 – War Horse
April 11 – International Velvet
May 9 – Into the West
June 13 – Black Beauty
July 11 – A River Runs Through It
August 8 – Running Free
October 10 – The Black Stallion
November 14 – Secretariat
December 12 – Sylvester
Open Late Concert Calendar
Concerts are free and open to the public; picnics are welcome; and a cash bar will be available. Events will be held rain or shine, and no outside alcohol will be permitted on premises.
April 24 – Middleburg Hunt Point-to-Point Night
Difficult Run Jazz Band
South Street Brewing | Three Fox Vineyards
Tara Mills Band
3 Brothers Brewing | Naked Mountain Winery
June 26 – Virginia Tech Alumni Night
Piedmont Symphony Orchestra
Forge Brew Works | Cana Winery
July 24 – George Mason Alumni Night
George Mason University Jazz Ensemble
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery | Otium Winery
Mad Fox Brewing Company | Boxwood Winery
September 25 – Friends and Family Night
Foxcroft School, The Hill School,
Middleburg Academy, Middleburg Community
Charter School, and Wakefield School
Lisa Lim Band
Legend Brewing | Market Salamander
The National Sporting Library & Museum is dedicated to preserving, promoting and sharing the literature, art and culture of equestrian, angling and field sports. Founded in 1954, NSLM holds thousands of books on sporting topics including hunting, angling, equestrianism and horseracing, among others. The Library collection dates from the 16th-21st centuries. The Museum houses exhibits of American and European animal and sporting fine art. Information is shared through exhibitions, lectures, seminars, publications and special events. The NSLM is open to researchers and the general public.
Regular Museum Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m
Posted march 18, 2015