The Russell Museum

518 W. Main St., Waynesboro, VA 22980 - United States





The Russell Museum is located in the headquarters of the University of Science and Philosophy, home to the legacy of Dr. Walter and Lao Russell. After 20+ years in storage and prior to, located at Swannanoa Palace from 1948-1998, the artwork is again on display.

We invite you to come and view the 40 plus tons of artwork and sculpture, attend classes, speaking events, Homecoming, traveling and local art exhibits and more.


The main and upper galleries of art and sculpture include the world famous Mark Twain Memorial and the ‘Might of Ages’ allegorical painting. Numerous tables house prominent articles from various sources as well as letters from various luminaries of the 20th century. Also featured are the World’s 12 Most Beautiful Children exhibit from 1902, sponsored by the Ladies Home Journal as well as Dr. Russell’s scientific paintings, drawings and the optical dynamo generator.

Tours begin at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

For more information call 1-800-882-LOVE (5683)

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