In 2022, The Museum of Hounds and Hunting North America revamped its website, www.MHHNA.org, providing opportunities for members, guests, and researchers to interact with our hunting art and artifacts, read the history of hounds and hunting, review essays, research papers, and catch the latest Museum News. An online Marketplace was added for both members and the Museum to place juried art and artifacts for sale. Please contact our office for entry details.
The Annual May Event was held at the Morven Park Mansion. The Huntsman’s Room Induction ceremony honoring Tommy Lee Jones, John J. Carle and David Wendler held on the Mansion portico was attended by a large crowd under beautiful skies.
In the Galleries, on exhibit and for sale, were bronzes by Kathy Friedenberg, a renowned sculptor, and paintings and drawings by Sam Savitt, an American artist. To conclude this annual fundraising event, members as well as local and international guests were invited to a festive garden reception.
We are pleased to announce that three new Members joined the Museum Board in March this year: Mary Ewing, ex-MFH, of Warrenton, Virginia; Victoria Crawford Weller, MFH, of Potomac, Maryland; and Daphne Wood, MFH, of Thomasville, GA. We are so fortunate to have their expertise and time to advance the mission of preserving the rich North American heritage of riding with hounds.
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the MHHNA relies on the generosity of its supporters and accepts any form of contribution. While every form of support is most appreciated, it is key to meet operational funding. Donations of art and artifacts are also welcomed both for gallery display and as sales items.
I hope to meet and greet you this year on May the 27th at Morven Park for a great weekend event with art and hounds. See you there!
Nancy G. Bedford, Chairman