Events

  • October Second Saturdays: Princes Town

    October 12, 11AM-2PM • Families are invited to join FAM staff and learn about Fredericksburg’s Sister City, Princes Town. Families can participate in a variety of Ghanaian crafts and activities including making their own headdress inspired by the Ghana...

  • 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....

  • 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 • Highlighting the FAM’s exhibit People & Their Pets, local artist Sonja Petersen Cantu will lead a hands-on painting class entitled Paint a Pet. Participants in this 90-minute class will paint one of the Fredericksburg SPCA’s r...

  • November Second Saturday: Nepalis Connections

    November 9, 11AM-12PM • Join FAM staff for this free program and learn about Fredericksburg’s newest sister city, Kathmandu, Nepal. Families will participate in a variety of FREE Nepalis crafts and activities....

  • 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 ...