2019 First Friday Public Launch

Join us in celebrating our 2019 exhibition season! FAM’s First Friday series is generously sponsored by Joan Diaz-Mendez, Realtor Associate.

Enjoy a reception with a cash bar and experience our four new exhibitions on display including:

 

People & Their Pets

This light-hearted exhibition reveals the history of pet ownership in Fredericksburg. From livestock, to the Dog Mart, to animal-oriented businesses in Fredericksburg, People & Their Pets will connect museum visitors to the history of everyone’s four-legged friends. This exhibition will be on the first floor. This exhibition is generously sponsored by the Fredericksburg SPCA, Off Leash K9 Training, Lisa Hourin, and Sonja Wise.

 

These Old Walls: A Town and Its Stories

This exhibit will give voice and life to the buildings, sites, and objects of Fredericksburg, using a combination of then-and-now photography, objects, illustrations, and primary sources to illuminate the story of Fredericksburg. The exhibit will use the historic Town Hall as its point of departure and recurring touchstone. The emphasis will be on untold or rarely told stories that help visitors understand the breadth and diversity of the community as embodied in the town as it exists today. This exhibition will be on the second floor. This exhibition is generously sponsored by Lewis Insurance Associates.

 

• Our Fredericksburg Story: In Our Own Words

As a contemporary cultural center, FAM seeks to explore the stories of not only the past, but of the present as well. In this exhibition, Fredericksburgers share their experience in their own words. Featured stories include those of new comers and life-long residents, old and young, men and women. This exhibition will be on the third floor. This exhibition is generously sponsored by Joan Diaz-Mendez.

 

• The People’s Gallery

Fredericksburg is full of collectors; from match-box cars to sport-memorabilia, Fredericksburg residents have a lot to share! The introduction of this new 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! The first collection features a private collection of rare and one-of-a-kind Disney pieces and park ephemera. This exhibition is generously sponsored by Lewis Insurance Associates.

 

For more information, please contact info@famcc.org or 540-371-3037 x 135.