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Vote for “The Menokin Foundation, Warsaw” in the Best of Virginia, 2016!



The Menokin Foundation needs your help! Vote today for the Menokin Foundation in the Virginia Living Best of Virginia 2016 contest. It takes less than 5 minutes:

  1. Go to virginialiving.com/vote.
  2. Select the “Eastern” region.
  3. Vote for “The Menokin Foundation, Warsaw” in the following categories:

#8 Best Museum

#12 Best “Do Not Miss” Tourist Attraction

#19 Best Historic Site

#100 Fill in the Blank (copy and paste): “Best of Historic Preservation: The Menokin Foundation, Warsaw”

Please note: you must use the exact wording “The Menokin Foundation, Warsaw in your vote. The city is required.

Help spread the word and tell others who you voted for using the social media hashtag #BOVA2016.

Go ahead and vote now before the Snowpocalypse and Power Outages start on Friday. You have until 11:59 pm Friday, January 22nd to cast your vote.

Help the Menokin Foundation and vote today in Virginia Living’s Best of Virginia 2016 contest!

Black Friday | Cyber Monday | Giving Tuesday

Support the Menokin Foundation December 1, 2015 and join the #GivingTuesday movement!

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Please donate today to the Menokin Foundation and help support growth and sustain the Menokin Foundation at is most critical moment in the modern era. Your donation to our annual campaign will enable the Foundation to operate day-to-day, support new and ongoing preservation programming, and allow the Foundation to ramp up our activities and make Menokin a richer experience for visitors and a more engaging learning center.

For questions or to schedule your visit to Menokin this holiday season, please contact the Menokin Foundation at (804) 333-1776 or email Menokin@Menokin.org.

We thank you for your support!

The Staff and Volunteers of the Menokin Foundation

Donate online or mail your check payable to “The Menokin Foundation” to:

The Menokin Foundation
P.O. Box 1221
Warsaw, VA 22572

Donations to the Menokin Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law. The Menokin Foundation is a registered 501 (c)3 organization: 54-1735338

Menokin Keystone Jewelry

Pendant is just under 1" long and includes an 18" sterling chain.
Sterling silver necklace of Menokin keystone.

Looks what’s new in the Menokin Gift Shop? This gorgeous piece of jewelry – designed and produced by Carol Koch (sister of our very own Alice French) – is fashioned from the iconic keystone that once graced the entrance to Menokin and is now on display in our Visitor’s Center.

The pendant comes in sterling silver and solid brass. All three are available for purchase in our online SHOP and at the Menokin Visitor’s Center.

A perfect gift for all the Menokin enthusiasts on your list!

The Menokin keystone in situ. Photo taken by Richard and Robert McClintock in 1969.
The Menokin keystone in situ. Photo taken by Richard and Robert McClintock in 1969.

Menokin Foundation is 20 Years Old!

That’s right – July 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the Menokin Foundation. If you’ve been to Menokin in the last five years or so, you know that a lot has happened here in that time. We had two visitors recently who haven’t been here since 1994. That’s a long time! We told them they were in for a treat. These folks have been constant supporters of Menokin over these past two decades. We are so glad they were able to come and see for themselves what their contributions have help us to accomplish. They sent us an email upon their return home and copies of photos they had taken during their 1994 visit. Here are their note and the images for you to enjoy (with their permission!).

Dear Ladies,

Many thanks for your very warm welcome, for the tour, and for sharing so much terrific information with us on Friday! OBVIOUSLY a great deal has happened in 20 years!  Our visit was the highlight of our Northern Neck tour!  We’re so glad we finally made it!  We also appreciated the tip for Garner’s Produce Stand and stopped on our way home on Saturday.

We visited Menokin on Sunday, November 20, 1994.  We were on a Smithsonian bus tour (“Washington and Lee on the Northern Neck”) led by the indomitable Edwin (Ed) Bearss, former chief historian of the NPS, author, and Civil War & American history expert extraordinaire. We’d also visited Washington’s Birthplace, Stratford, Christ Church, Martin’s Hundred & Carter’s Grove in addition to Menokin (order may not be correct); we had lunch at Tides Inn.

I think there are two different rolls of film but have only found the negatives for one.  It was a lovely and relatively warm day judging by the sky and the attire. I remember our visit as being at the end of the day — you may be able to tell from #31.  I like this one despite the sun because it includes the no trespassing sign!  I remember that we had to wait for someone to come and unlock the gate or barrier (don’t recall which).  It’s also clear that we did walk around — did not remember that detail…

My husband also took photos, and would have typically taken many more than I did.  Mine were somewhat retrievable (in box 12 of about 18), but no idea where his might be.  We’ll come across his eventually and be back in touch.

Thanks again for a lovely visit.