Evening with an Expert – Dr. Kerri Barile

America’s Game, Fredericksburg’s Game

October 22nd at 7pm

After the Civil War, baseball found its way into every corner of our national life: from country cornfields to suburban back yards to city streets to palatial stadiums. The sport has been part of Fredericksburg’s cultural and physical fabric for more than 150 years. Men, women, and children of all backgrounds have played the game on dozens of fields scattered across the landscape. America’s pastime has always been Fredericksburg’s favorite game. Join Dr. Kerri Barile, President, Dovetail Cultural Resource Group  at the Fredericksburg National Stadium’s History Pavilion (42 Jackie Robinson Way), Fredericksburg, VA from 7:00-8:00pm, for a look at our community’s baseball history.

The Fredericksburg Area Museum (FAM) is pleased to announce the return of their lecture series, Evening with an Expert. This year’s series will give voice and life to the buildings and sites of Fredericksburg. Each lecture will take place at a different location related to the history of our town. From our community ballpark, to the streets we walk, every place has its own story.

Evening with an Expert tickets are $10 for FAM members and $12 for non-members. Pre-registration is required, and spots are limited. Please visit fredericksburg-area-museum.square.site to buy your ticket or contact Theresa Cramer at 540.371.3037 ext. 138. Not a member of FAM? Now is the perfect chance to join. Please visit famva.org/membership to join.

As we work with local officials to keep our community safe, attendees are required to wear a mask and maintain social distancing.

For more information, please either contact Theresa Cramer at tcramer@famcc.org, or visit us at www.famcc.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.