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The Humane Society Visits the Museum

The Humane Society Visits the Museum
Children's Pet Education & Animal Adoptions

Hagerstown, MD: Held in conjunction with the "Animals in Art" exhibition sponsored by Mrs. Theron K. Rinehart and Dr. & Mrs. Hugh Talton, on view in the Museum's Kerstein Gallery, the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will host Children's Pet Education and Animal Adoptions presented by the Humane Society of Washington County. The event will take place in the Museum's Kaylor Lakeside Garden on Sunday, August 23 from 2 to 4pm.
Mr. Brian Filon, assistant to the manager of Humane Education at the Humane Society of Washington County, will present a fifteen-minute program on pet safety entitled, "Tails are not for Pulling". A graduate of Shippensburg University, Filon fosters puppies for the shelter and has just celebrated his one-year anniversary with the Humane Society. Filon's own dog, Reuben, is an adoptee from the shelter and will be here as part of the demonstration. Free and open to the public, programs will be held at 2:15pm, 2:45pm and 3:15pm in the front garden of the Museum.
A selection of adoptable animals from the Humane Society of Washington County will also be featured in the garden of the Museum during the event.
Come visit with the animals and see if you'd like to become a pet parent.
Donations of pet food, litter and toys for dogs and cats will be collected during the event for the Humane Society. The vision of the Humane Society of Washington County is to be the area's leading resource for animal-related issues. Through strong community partnerships, they enhance and protect the lives of all animals by advocating responsible, compassionate relationships between people and animals while providing shelter, humane education, spay/neuter programs and adoptions.
While at the Museum be sure to visit the "Animals in Art" exhibit closing on August 30. The show includes images of dogs, cats, cows, ducks, sheep and several other types of animals and brings together works from the Museum's Permanent Collection and private collectors. The paintings, drawings, watercolors and sculpture on view include works by Henry Singlewood Bisbing, John Appleton Brown, Hilda Eiber, William Hart, Neil Herchenrother, William Henry Howe, Dan Ostermiller, Edmund H. Osthaus, Lester Jay Stone and others.
This animal education event is sponsored in part by two anonymous donors.
Dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting works of art for the people of Washington County and citizens from the quad-state (MD, PA, VA, WV) region, for over seventy-eight years, the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts has been recognized as one of the finest small museums in the United States. Admission to the museum is free. The American Association of Museums accredits it and its collection includes over 7,000 works of art. This "crown jewel of Washington County" has an enduring commitment to arts education and to the support of regional artists. The Museum offers studio art courses, lectures, concerts, and exhibitions from its permanent collection and traveling shows. The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts is funded through support from museum membership and annual fund donations by the public, grants from the City of Hagerstown, and the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. For more information on the Museum, please phone 301-739-5727 or visit www.wcmfa.org. Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9am to 5pm, Saturday from 9am to 4pm, and Sunday from 1pm to 5pm.
The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts is funded by an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive.

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