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Opening of “A Monumental Weight: The ‘Auction Block’ in Fredericksburg, Virginia”

The Fredericksburg Area Museum (FAM) is pleased to announce the opening of its new exhibition A Monumental Weight: The ‘Auction Block’ in Fredericksburg, Virginia. This exhibit will feature the City of Fredericksburg’s ‘Auction Block’ which was removed from the corner of William and Charles Streets in the summer of 2020. Recognizing the immense historical and emotional significance of this complex object, the FAM has worked with members of the community to create this exhibit.

 

The Fredericksburg Area Museum invites museum members and the entire Fredericksburg community to the opening of this expanded exhibition on Saturday, November 5th from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Attendees will hear remarks from community members and museum staff and receive the opportunity to view and learn more about the development of the updated exhibition. The opening will be free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

 

Learn more about A Monumental Weight: The ‘Auction Block’ in Fredericksburg, Virginia on the Exhibit page.

 

Support for “A Monumental Weight: The ‘Auction Block’ in Fredericksburg, Virginia” has been generously provided by the City of Fredericksburg, as a component of City Council’s effort to tell a more complete Fredericksburg story. Additionally, support has been provided by the Virginia Humanities SHARP Grant and Virginia Humanities.