Fredericksburg Area Museum Announces Exhibit Extended:   Closing Reception Scheduled

Fredericksburg Area Museum Announces Exhibit Extended: Closing Reception Scheduled

The Fredericksburg Area Museum (FAM) will be extending the popular exhibit, SEEN: Viewing the Work of African American Artists of Fredericksburg through February 2nd, 2024. The museum has welcomed over seven thousand visitors since the exhibit opened in March of 2023. A closing reception for the exhibit will be held for First Friday on February 2nd from 5:00-8:00PM with many of the exhibit’s artists in attendance. The reception and museum are free to attend. Questions can be directed to the exhibit’s curator, Sarah Ernst at [email protected] or 540-371-3037 x 137.

Changing the Landscape: New Wayside Panels in the City of Fredericksburg- Trolley Tour

Changing the Landscape: New Wayside Panels in the City of Fredericksburg- Trolley Tour

Free and open to the public, tickets on Eventbrite
As part of larger citywide efforts to tell a more complete story of our community, the FAM has partnered with the City of Fredericksburg to develop new wayside panels showcasing diverse histories. Dr. Gaila Sims, Curator of African American History and Special Projects, will lead a trolley tour at 1:30 p.m. to view the five new panels scattered throughout the city. These will include a panel dedicated to Mr. Johnny P. Johnson at the corner of William and Sophia Streets, one on the Manahoac Indigenous Tribe near Fall Hill, one honoring the Original Walker-Grant School on Gunnery Road, one on Decoration Day, the precursor to modern Memorial Day celebrations, and finally, the first wayside panel in Mayfield, devoted to Dr. W.L. Harris.
Community members will introduce participants to each new panel: Ms. Gaye Adegbalola on Mr. Johnny P. Johnson and the Walker-Grant School, Dr. Brad Hatch on the Mannahoac, Reverend Hashmel Turner on Decoration Day, and Ms. Alexa McNeil on Dr. W.L. Harris. Participants will need to reserve seats. Tickets are free but there is limited availability.
To reserve a seat, visit Eventbrite.

Changing the Landscape: New Wayside Panels in the City of Fredericksburg- Trolley Tour

Changing the Landscape: New Wayside Panels in the City of Fredericksburg- Trolley Tour

Free and open to the public, tickets on Eventbrite
As part of larger citywide efforts to tell a more complete story of our community, the FAM has partnered with the City of Fredericksburg to develop new wayside panels showcasing diverse histories. Dr. Gaila Sims, Curator of African American History and Special Projects, will lead a trolley tour at 1:30 p.m. to view the five new panels scattered throughout the city. These will include a panel dedicated to Mr. Johnny P. Johnson at the corner of William and Sophia Streets, one on the Manahoac Indigenous Tribe near Fall Hill, one honoring the Original Walker-Grant School on Gunnery Road, one on Decoration Day, the precursor to modern Memorial Day celebrations, and finally, the first wayside panel in Mayfield, devoted to Dr. W.L. Harris.
Community members will introduce participants to each new panel: Ms. Gaye Adegbalola on Mr. Johnny P. Johnson and the Walker-Grant School, Dr. Brad Hatch on the Mannahoac, Reverend Hashmel Turner on Decoration Day, and Ms. Alexa McNeil on Dr. W.L. Harris. Participants will need to reserve seats. Tickets are free but there is limited availability.
To reserve a seat, visit Eventbrite.