Agecroft Hall and Gardens The holiday season "Bellycheer" tour offers a glimpse into the English diet of yore, through Jan. 8. Special events and lectures are offered regularly. 4305 Sulgrave Road. 353-4241.

Beth Ahabah Museum and Archives "Commonwealth and Community: The Jewish Experience in Virginia" and "Treasures of the Collection" are on permanent display. 1109 W. Franklin St. Call 353-2668 or visit www.bethahabah.org.

Black History Museum The history of Richmond's black culture told through artifacts, lectures and programs. 00 Clay St. 780-9093.

Children's Museum of Richmond Art and science exhibits designed for a younger perspective, with events and weekly programs. Also, CMoR Playhouse Presents, every Saturday, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. 2626 W. Broad St. Call 474-2667 or visit www.c-mor.org.

Congregation Or Atid "Women in the Military: A Jewish Perspective" runs through December. 501 N. Parham Road. 740-4747.

Haunts of Richmond The museum of Richmond's haunted history leads walking tours, Friday-Saturday at 9:30 p.m. Admission is $14.99-$19.99. 11 N. 18th St. 343-3700.

Henricus Historical Park "Henricus Comes Alive" features a program of re-enactors and activities. 706-1340.

Historic Jackson Ward Museum The museum focuses on the history of black Richmond and one of its most famous areas. 502 N. Third St. 343-1825.

John Marshall House "Holiday Traditions," a display of Federal-era Christmas decorations, runs through Jan. 8. Restored Federal-style home of the former chief justice of the United States. $4-$6. 818 E. Marshall St. 648-7998.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden More than 30 acres of gardens, changing seasonal displays, numerous events, a Children's Garden and a bird-watching trail. 1800 Lakeside Ave. 262-9887.

Library of Virginia Books, lectures and art displays can be explored through tours or with a library card. 800 E. Broad St. 692-3592.

Maymont Park "In Service and Beyond: Domestic Work and Life in a Gilded Age Mansion" on permanent display in the Maymont House. The Maymont Foundation offers numerous programs, tours and events for children and adults. 1700 Hampton St. For more information, call 358-7166 or visit www.maymont.org.

Museum of the Confederacy "The Confederate Navy" runs through December. Artifacts and information on the Civil War and the antebellum South. 1201 E. Clay St. 649-1861.

Pump House The 1883 Gothic structure in Byrd Park opens for tours the third Saturday of the month, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free. 2129 Pump House Road. 560-8772.

Richmond Public Library Books and historical exhibits are complemented by lectures and tours. 101 E. Franklin St. 646-4514.

Science Museum of Virginia The IMAX films "Wolves," "Solar Max" and "Stella" run through Jan. 5. "The Polar Express: The IMAX Experience" runs through Jan. 22. Tickets are $8.50-$16. Also, the 19th "Joy From the World" holiday exhibit runs through Jan. 1. The museum also offers programs, lectures and classes for children and adults. 2500 W. Broad St. Call 864-1400 or visit www.smv.org.

Scotchtown The 18th-century home of Dolley Madison and Patrick Henry is open for guided tours Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sundays, noon-4 p.m. 648-1889.

Siege Museum "A City Endured: Civil War Photographs of Petersburg," photography by Alexander Gardner, Timothy O' Sullivan and the Matthew Brady studio, on permanent display. 15 W. Bank St. 733-2427.

University of Richmond Museums At the Lora Robins Gallery of Design From Nature: "Touch of the Brush: The Art of Chinese Calligraphy," through June 4; "Traditions in Miniature: The Louise Westbrook Collection of Chinese Ceramics," through Sept. 10. At the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art: "Margaret Ross Tolbert: Doors," through Feb. 12; and "Icons and Idols: Jack Mitchell, A Photographer's Chronicle of the Arts, 1960-1995," through Feb. 19. 289-8276.

Valentine Richmond History Center "From Morning to Night: Domestic Service in the Gilded Age South," an exhibition on the African-American housekeepers of the postwar South, runs through Dec. 31. Bus and walking tours offered every Sunday. 1015 E. Clay St. 649-0711.

Virginia Aviation Museum "Forces of Flight" is a collection of interactive exhibits on the science of flight. The museum offers special programs, exhibits and lectures on the history and science of flight. 5701 Huntsman Road. 236-3622.

Virginia Center for Architecture "Affordable Housing: Designing an American Asset" runs through Jan. 15. Weekly tours of the house and the area and Richmond landmarks are also offered. Admission is free. 2501 Monument Ave. Call 644-3041 or visit www.virginiaarchitecture.org.

Virginia Historical Society "Car Crazy: Racing and Rodding in Southwest Virginia," an exploration of Virginia's automotive subcultures, through Dec. 31; "Patrick Henry: His Story," through Jan. 15; "In Jefferson's Shadow: The Architecture of Thomas Blackburn," through May 28; and "The Virginia Manufactory of Arms Collection" on long-term display. 428 N. Boulevard. 358-4901.

Virginia Holocaust Museum "Liberation!" follows the course of World War II during the period of Europe's liberation, telling the stories of several Richmonders who witnessed that side of the war. "Exodus" exhibits the 1947 attempt to land thousands of Holocaust survivors in Palestine and the eventual creation of Israel. At the museum art gallery, G. Roy Levin's Holocaust paintings are on display. 2000 E. Cary St. 257-5400.

Virginia House Photography exhibit detailing design and building of Virginia House, home of Alexander and Virginia Weddell. Permanent exhibit. 4301 Sulgrave Road in Windsor Farms. 353-4251.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts "Dazzle," the first of four permanent collection exhibitions in a series called "Look Here," runs through Jan. 29. "An Enduring Legacy: Paintings Acquired Through the J. Harwood and Louise B. Cochran Fund for American Art" runs through the fall of 2008. Also, modern and classical art, plus rotating exhibits and social events. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1400.

Wilton House Museum "A Twelfth Night Feast and Ball," a tour featuring colonial decorations, holiday preparations and a fox hunt, through Jan. 8. "Circa 1753: The History of Wilton House," "Redefining Ryland: A Portrait of the Virginia Gentry" and "With Every Season" feature photographs and displays that explore the construction of the building at World's End and its relocation to Richmond, as well as the story of the Randolph family. Tours available Tuesday-Sunday. Admission is $5-$6. 215 S. Wilton Road.



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