Exhibitions

FAM’s permanent and rotating exhibitions highlight the rich stories of the Fredericksburg region. Drawing from the permanent collection and loans from other institutions, FAM’s goal is to share these stories with the community at large.

  • Water/Ways

    January 27 – March 11, 2018 • Curated by the Smithsonian's Museum on Main Street, Water/Ways aims to bring understanding about what water means culturally, socially, spiritually, and to their community, and to inspire people to conserve and protect wat...

  • Pleasures’ Past

    November 2016 – December 2018 • Often entertainment and recreational accounts are overlooked and underappreciated because of the influence that our region...

  • World Aflame: A Hometown in Two World Wars

    April 2017 – April 2018 • Twice within 25 years the Fredericksburg Area mobilized for war. Local men and women “shipped out,” while thousands...

  • Fredericksburg Flood of 1942, 75th Anniversary

    October 2017 - April 2018 • An exhibition combining a short video, still photographs and graphics showing the effects the 1942 flood had on Fredericksburg and Falmouth....

  • Heirlooms and Relics: A Portrait of a Community

    Permanent Exhibition • Illuminating the nature and fabric of eighteenth and nineteenth century Fredericksburg through fine arts while systematically highlighting the artisans and laborers who made the finery possible....

  • The PNC Legacy Collection

    Permanent Exhibition • Features a number of Fredericksburg-native objects including a case clock, check canceler, scale and weights and much more....

  • A River Runs

    Permanent Exhibition • The Rappahannock River has shaped the history of our community. People settled on its banks, traveled and traded on its waters...

  • Oddities and Curiosities

    Permanent Exhibition • This exhibit is more than just an exhibit, it’s a showcase of objects from the FAM’s collection! Here is your...

  • Open Collection Storage

    Permanent Exhibition • Using every nook and cranny of historic Town Hall, the FAM recreated historic Town Hall’s first floor into collection storage...