The Washington Post Visits the National Sporting Library and Museum in Middleburg, VA
Middleburg is located about an hour west of D.C.
From the Article:
In Middleburg, it’s normal to see people in riding britches shopping in the grocery store. Foxhunters trot through town before the Christmas parade. Weekend parties often include shooting at sporting clays, deer or birds.
So it’s no surprise that the nation’s leading repository of literature about field sports, more than 17,000 volumes, resides here in the National Sporting Library, built in 1954 by a group of wealthy residents.
But the museum at the National Sporting Library, which opened this fall, is a surprise: It’s a first-class gem. I walk through the door to find that same satisfying hush you encounter in the art institutions on the Mall. Artists sit in corners and sketch. Strategically placed seats allow contemplation.
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