Dear Friends:

What a wonderful Easter!  The weather was beautiful for the P. Buckley Moss Museum’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, with around 200 people in attendance.  The Museum staff was blessed with special helpers to organize, set up, and provide entertainment for the event.

Our local American Heritage Girls troop helped immensely with hiding the eggs and crowd control—also squirrel control!  I understand the squirrels were trying to steal the eggs.  The girls are pictured here with the Easter Bunny, who also attended the event.  A special thanks to Jimmy Coleman (in the bunny suit), a student at Wilson Memorial High School.

Hunting Easter eggs on the Museum grounds.

Puppet master Mary Binda, with Augusta County Library’s Puppet Pandemonium, entertained young and old alike inside the Museum.  Puppetry at the Augusta County Library has a tradition and history of 25 years.  They give shows the first Thursday of every month during the school year and every Wednesday during the summer months when the children are out of school.

I spent a lovely Easter Sunday with members of my family in Mathews, Virginia—church and dinner at the Yacht Club.  After everyone went home, I helped my daughter Patty and her friend Mary plant the garden.  We got the whole garden planted.

L. to R.:  Mary’s mother Frances Morgan, Patty, me, my daughter Ginny, and Ginny’s husband Corrado.  Frances came from Colorado to spend Easter with us.

Easter dinner at the Mathews Yacht Club.

Our view of the boats at the Yacht Club.

That’s me planting the garden.

Here are the ospreys I told you about in last week’s newsletter.

I’m heading to Waynesboro Thursday morning to jury the opening of the Shenandoah Valley Governor’s School Visual Arts Department’s annual exhibit with my daughter Ginny Moss (Gabellieri).  The show will be held at the Museum from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Thursday evening, and everyone is invited to come.  I’m looking forward to seeing what the art students have done this year.  Last year’s show was such a treat for me with such a wide representation of interests and imaginations.

I’m equally looking forward to our Museum Open House and Barn Show that will be held this weekend, April 29-May 1.  The Valley is always so beautiful in spring, and I get to see all my flowers there and so many friends!

Country Memories will be released as a giclée on paper during my April 29-May 1 Museum Open House and Barn Show in Waynesboro, VA.  For more information, please contact the P. Buckley Moss Museum at 1-800-343-8643 or 540-949-6473.

On Saturday, May 7, I’ll be joining the Moss on the James Chapter of the P. Buckley Moss Society at Riverside School in Richmond, Virginia, for the Chapter’s annual fundraising tea party and silent auction.  I hope to have a special print of St. John’s Church in Richmond ready in time to donate for one of the silent auction prizes.  The proceeds from the event will benefit Riverside School’s Moss on the James Scholarship.  Riverside School is a nonsectarian, nonprofit, private, coeducational day school approved by the Commonwealth of Virginia as a proprietary school. The school provides a multisensory, structured, and rational education for dyslexic children and children with specific language-based learning differences in grades 1-8.  Mrs. Pat DeOrio, founder of Riverside School and a nationally recognized educator for dyslexia, is a charter member of Moss on the James.  For more information on the tea party and to reserve tickets, please contact Barbara Dyke, President of the Moss on the James Chapter, at 804-798-6719 or

See you soon!



Members of the Frame family came to visit me last Thursday at P. Buckley Moss Galleries, Ltd., in Mathews.  Casie and Martha Frame own a vacation home in Mathews and brought their son Mike and his family, who live in Charleston, SC, to meet me.  The children are all interested in art, and Will also loves birds.  Back row, L. to R.:  Casie, daughter-in-law Kathy, granddaughter Katie, Martha, son Mike, and me.  Front row, L. to R.:  Cal and Will.

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