After studying Gari Melchers for nearly forty years it’s inevitable that people expect the curator of the collection to have a favorite. Impossible.
View of Barnyard from the second-story porch of the house at Belmont, circa 1923 Thanks to the careful research and expert skills of Grounds
This article originally appeared in the March 2016 Stafford County Historical Society newsletter and is shared here on our blog with the author's
On November 9, 2014, staff at Gari Melchers Home & Studio first opened the doors of a small vernacular building to the public, an event marking
Belmont was constructed in the 1790s, nearly 126 years prior to the Melchers' purchasing the Falmouth property in 1916. This is an excellent blog post