The Fredericksburg Area Museum Closed for Renovations Until March 1

The Fredericksburg Area Museum (FAM) will be closed to the public until March 1st as it prepares and installs new exhibitions for 2020.  FAM staff will install four new exhibitions including:

  • Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America The Smithsonian’s Hometown Teams traveling exhibition examines the many roles that sports play in American society. Hometown sports are more than just games—they shape our lives and unite us and celebrate who we are as Americans.No part of American culture so colorfully and passionately celebrates American life as does sports. Hometown Teams is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and the Virginia Foundation of the Humanities. This exhibit is generously sponsored by Germanna Community College and The Fredericksburg Nationals. OPENING MARCH 1 – APRIL 30
  • The People’s Gallery Fredericksburg is full of collectors; from match-box cars to sport-memorabilia, Fredericksburg residents have a lot to share! This gallery space called, “The People’s Gallery” will be given each year to a local collector to showcase what they collect and why. You’ll be surprised at some of the treasures our neighbors have! This exhibition is on the second floor. This exhibit is generously sponsored by Dr. John Coker. OPENING MARCH 1
  • The Baseball Change-Up! In many ways, baseball is a symbol of America. Baseball plays a large part in the lives of many people in our community. It leaves an indelible mark on us all, whether we play or watch. The essential qualities of baseball – competition, fair play, and the zeal to win – embody the American spirit. This exhibit is generously sponsored by Germanna Community College and The Fredericksburg Nationals. OPENING APRIL (TBD)
  • George’s: The Church in the Public Square This exhibit will give voice to the history of St. George’s Parish. In celebration of its 300th anniversary, we will highlight not only the history, but also the overarching social philosophies that guide the church. This exhibit is generously sponsored by the congregation of St. George’s Episcopal Church. OPENING MAY 16

Members will have special access to the exhibitions prior to the public opening.

For more information, please either contact the FAM at 540-371-3037, or visit us at www.famva.org. The FAM collects, researches, interprets, teaches, and preserves the history, heritage, and culture of the Fredericksburg region. We serve a diverse community through a commitment to inclusion, integrity, credibility, and relevance. We will facilitate an understanding and appreciation of how the acts of those who preceded us have shaped this community and the nation at large—providing both lessons and inspiration as we work together to forge a greater community.

 

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