The Fredericksburg Area Museum is thrilled to announce the event lineup for the LGBTQ+ exhibit Out and About: The Walk in Closet, which opened June 6th. The exhibit features four thousand years of global history with a focus on the past two hundred years of history in our region. The exhibit is accompanied by a robust talent schedule featuring artists, musicians and authors. See below for dates and details.


2024 Event Line-up


June 23, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m


Improv Workshop with Quinn Fontaine in Council Chambers

Quinn Fontaine is an out and proud TRANS guy with a background in all things expressive. Quinn has written, produced and starred in independent features across the United States and Europe. His improv workshops are about connecting to a deeper version of yourself through PLAY!


July 6, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.


Musical Performance by Triston James in Council Chambers

Triston is an artist, producer and vocal arranger whose styles range from folk to pop.


August 2, 2:00 p.m.


Book Talk with Jen Manion: Author of Female Husbands


Jen is a professor of history and political economy at Amherst College in Massachusetts. Female Husbands is the winner of the 2021 Best Second Monograph in Victorian Studies by the British Association for Victorian Studies, as well as a finalist for the 2021 Lawrence W. Levine Award by the Organization of American Historians. This talk is presented in partnership with the James Monroe Museum.


August 3, 2:00 p.m.


Book Talk with Jasmine Ford: Author of Flight of the Beautiful Lies: A Memoir and Surviving Being Black and Trans in America.


Jasmine is an author, model and the Commissioner of Health and HIV for the DMV region.


September 8, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.


Musical Performance by Erin McKeown in Market Square.


Erin is a musician, writer, and producer known internationally for their prolific disregard of stylistic boundaries. Their brash and clever electric guitar playing is something to see. Their singing voice is truly unique —clear, cool, and collected. Over the last 20 years, they have performed around the world, released 11 full length albums, and written for film, television, and theater, all the while refining their distinctive and challenging mix of American musical forms.


October 25, 7:00-9:00 p.m.


Ghost Stories in DRAG in Council Chambers held by the fierce and talented Shenandoah. This performance will be centered around ghost stories and lore from our very own region!


For more information, or to view the mixer details and schedule, please visit www.famva.org.


The FAM collects, researches, interprets, teaches, and preserves the history, heritage, and culture of the Fredericksburg region. We serve a diverse community through a commitment to inclusion, integrity, credibility, and relevance. We will facilitate an understanding and appreciation of how the acts of those who preceded us have shaped this community and the nation at large—providing both lessons and inspiration as we work together to forge a greater community.