Morven Park’s April exhibit at the Thomas Balch Library in Leesburg, entitled “Gallivanting Around the World: Trinkets and Souvenirs from the Morven Park Collection,” explores how the Davises’ eclectic décor and furnishings reflected the cultural attitudes of wealthy Americans during the last quarter of the 19th century.
Morven Park’s Spring Horse Trials were held this weekend at the Park’s famed equestrian center and welcomed over 200 competitors. The annual event features horse and rider combinations competing in dressage, show jumping, and cross-country.
Meet Morven Park!
Each month we will introduce you to a member of the Park's staff or Board of Trustees. This month we're profiling Sonny Swann, co-Vice President of the Westmoreland Davis Memorial Foundation Board of Trustees.
Sonny Swann, a lifelong resident of Loudoun County and President of Climatic Heating & Cooling, is entering his fifth year of service on the WDMF Board of Trustees. Mr. Swann graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and previously worked as an IT consultant. In addition to serving on the Park's board, Sonny has a seat on the advisory board for the Bank of Charles Town and is a board member at The Arc of Loudoun. To hear about Mr. Swann's perfect day at Morven Park and his deep connection to the grounds and mansion, click on the video below.
The Morven Park International Equestrian Center will welcome local and regional eventers next month for its 47th annual horse trials. One of the first eventing competitions of the season, the Morven Park Spring Horse Trials will be held March 27–28 and will offer Beginner Novice through Intermediate divisions. New for 2021, a Preliminary Training division has been added! Registration is open until March 9 at EventEntries.com.
Meet Morven Park! Each month we will introduce you to a member of the Park's staff or Board of Trustees. This month we're profiling Mary Lou Leipheimer, 2021 president of the Westmoreland Davis Memorial Foundation (WDMF) Board of Trustees, to learn more about her background and her love for Morven Park.
In this blog post we highlight the sequence of events and process that led to the launch of the Morven Park Center for Civic Impact's digitization project. Virtual learning has become a reality for most school systems, and Morven Park is eager to move forward with the professional digitization of our curriculum for the benefit of LCPS and beyond. Morven Park thanks The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the Loudoun Chamber Foundation, and a private donor for their assistance in funding the initial phase of this project.
The Westmoreland Davis Memorial Foundation (WDMF) is pleased to announce that Stacey Metcalfe has been selected as the next Executive Director/CEO of Morven Park, effective January 11, 2021. WDMF is a nonprofit organization that owns and operates Morven Park, a 1,000-acre park on the north side of Leesburg that is a popular destination for visitors and the local community, with its historic house museum, walking and hiking trails, formal boxwood gardens, and renowned equestrian center.
Sheryl Williams, Executive Director of the Westmoreland Davis Memorial Foundation (WDMF), the nonprofit organization that owns and operates Morven Park, announced plans to retire in 2021.