Events

  • FAMFaire Call for Vendors

    Apply to be a Vendor • The Fredericksburg Area Museum (FAM) is sponsoring a 2019 Holiday Market with a European-style theme in historic Market Square. The Market is Saturday, December 14, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm....

  • Marines in Market Square Concert

    August 27th, 7 - 8PM • FAM is pleased to announce the return of The Quantico Marine Corps Band Concert in historic Market Square. Established in 1918, the Quantico Marine Corps Band is one of the oldest professional musical ensembles in the Marine Corps....

  • Italian Connections – September Second Saturday

    September 14, 11AM - 12PM • Join FAM staff in Market Square and learn about Fredericksburg’s Italian connections and Sister City, Este as a prequel to Pizza Palooza hosted by the Fredericksburg Este Sister City organization. Families can participate ...

  • Evening with an Expert: Deborah Tulani Salahu-Din

    September 19, 7-8:30PM • FAM welcomes Deborah Tulani Salahu-Din, Museum Specialist at National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), will share her expertise in African American literature, with a specific focus on 18th -century-slave-...

  • 2019 Sounds of Summer Concert Series

    June - Sept 2019 • Join FAM for the 8th Annual Sounds of Summer Concert Series in historic Market Square beginning on Friday, June 7, 2019 and continuing through Friday, September 27, 2019. That is 17-weeks of FREE public concerts every Friday night from...

  • October First Friday • Gaye Todd Adegbalola and Lisa Lim

    October 4th, 5 - 8PM • For October's First Friday, join FAM in welcoming renowned local songwriters Gaye Adegbalola and Lisa Lim for a free, unplugged performance in the historic Council Chamber (3rd floor gallery). Galleries will be free and open to th...

  • Evening with an Expert: Dr. Paula Royster

    October 17, 7-8:30PM • Join FAM in welcoming Dr. Paula Royster, founder of The Center of African American Genealogical Research Inc. (CAAGRI). Dr. Royster’s presentation explores how CAAGRI uses historical research, digital technology, and forensic sci...

  • Hallowed Ground Walking Tours

    May - October 2019 • The Fredericksburg Area Museum (FAM), in association with Hallowed Ground Tours, presents a series of walking tours of downtown Fredericksburg and its historic neighborhoods on Saturdays of each holiday weekend of 2019. Two separate ...

  • Hen Asem Program Series

    March - Oct 2019 • The Fredericksburg Area Museum (FAM) is hosting a year-long program series titled Hen Asem, to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Africans in the English colonies at Point Comfort, VA, in 1619.  It will include a line...

  • November First Friday • Extended Hours

    November 1st, 5 - 8PM • FAM gallery spaces will be free and open to the public for November’s First Friday. Come see “People & Their Pets,” “The People’s Gallery,” and “Our Fredericksburg Story: In Their Own Words” before they close at th...

  • Evening with an Expert: Leah Penniman

    November 21, 7-8:30PM • Join FAM in welcoming farmer and activist, Leah Penniman, author of “Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land.” Ms. Penniman's presentation touches upon African-farming practices’ ef...

  • December First Friday • Merry Trees Opening

    December 6th, 5 – 8PM • Celebrate the holiday season by coming to see FAM’s fourth annual “Merry Trees” exhibit. FAM’s gallery spaces will be filled with trees decorated by the Hugh Mercer Elementary School students. Each tree is inspired by a ...