Community Programs and Events

Community Programs and Events

Museums Reopen to University on Feb. 26

The Museums are temporarily closed to the public, but admission is open to current W&L students, faculty, and staff with proof of daily attestation. Reserve your timed-entry visit!



The Museums at W&L host events and program year-round. In support of our mission, events connect visitors to our collections and stimulate appreciation for global cultures.

For more information about program and events, explore our current exhibits and upcoming events.

Throughout the year, the Museums at W&L host lectures and artist talks for the general public. These talks support the museum collections and temporary, changing exhibits. View previous lectures on Washington and Lee’s livestream website.

Family programs offer the opportunity to connect directly with collections, engage with arts and culture, and participate in fun activities with their peers. Programs are free, but do require registration.

Help each spring, Museum Day includes free tours of sites, engagement with the collections, arts and crafts activities, and games. Museum Day is for families with children of all ages. Museum Day usually falls within a Museum Week; which is a worldwide festival for cultural appreciation.

Museum Story Sunday encourages visitors to support their local museums after the Thanksgiving holiday. Patrons can take advantage of curated gifts and special discounts. All purchases support the mission of the Museums at W&L. Looking to shop now? Visit the Online Museum Shop.

Museums at Washington and Lee University

Our Mission

The Museums at W&L advance learning through direct engagement with collections, stimulate appreciation of global cultures, and inspire leadership in the arts and sciences.