Hen Asem Kick Off Event

The Fredericksburg Area Museum (FAM) is hosting a year-long program series titled Hen Asem. Derived from the akan/twi words of the Ghanaian language, Hen Asem means “Our Story.” Programming will include a lineup of performances, workshops, lectures, school events, and family programming focused on African American stories, with attention to the beginning of the passage of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. This series hopes to bring Fredericksburg closer to its African connections.


Hen Asem will kick off on Wednesday, February 6th from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM at the FAM. Mr. Michael Carter Jr., Hen Asem’s committee chairman, will introduce “The Year of Return” and the Hen Asem program series.


Learn more about this year long series HERE.


This event is free but registration is encouraged. To Register, please use the form below or email Theresa Cramer or call 540-371-3037, ext. 138 to reserve a spot.