Preserve your Treasures while Protecting your Identity Fundraising Events

Paper, Paper, Paper! Memories on Paper: What to Keep and How

The Fredericksburg Area Museum (FAM) is excited to announce their Preserve your Treasures while Protecting your Identity fundraising events. On Thursday, November 12th 7 – 8pm, Terri Blanchette, owner and founder of TimeSorters, will offer expert advice on ways to deal with family treasures to ensure they are relevant for future generations. This LIVE virtual (Zoom) presentation, Paper, Paper, Paper! Memories on Paper: What to Keep and How, will help guide you through the dilemma of what to keep and what to toss! Blanchette, Heritage Preservation Specialist, said, “Do you occasionally run across a box of old documents such as newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, diaries, family deeds, or old letters and wonder what should be done with them?” She will explain what can be thrown away and what should be kept, as well as the best way to preserve them for future generations. This fascinating talk will share information about paper and affordable ways to Preserve your treasures. This LIVE presentation will be recorded, and ticket holders will receive access to the presentation to view in real-time or to watch at leisure. Tickets range from $20-$30 and can be purchased in advance at the link below. In addition, the recorded link will be available to purchase through December and will make a great gift for friends and relatives cleaning out their treasures.

For more information about Terri Blanchette’s business TimeSorters, please go to

Community Shred Event

Taking the tips you learned from Blanchette’s talk, join us on Saturday, November 21st 9am-12pm (or until truck is filled), for a SHRED-IT event! FAM will host a Community Shred Event in the parking lot of the Dorothy Hart Community Center, located at 408 Canal Street in Fredericksburg. With Identity theft on the rise, it is important to Protect and secure personal and business documents! This COVID-friendly event offers DRIVE up – Drop-off convenience. There is a $10 charge per file box (average file box is 30lbs.) All proceeds benefit FAM’s Education programs and initiatives. Tickets can be purchased at the link below.

For a list of acceptable and unacceptable shred materials as well as additional details, please see below,  or contact Vicki Sowers at

Acceptable Shredding Material to Bring:

  • Paper
  • Folders
  • Paper Clips
  • Staples
  • Binder Clips
  • Hanging file folders

Non-Acceptable Material to Bring:

  • Hard Drives
  • Batteries
  • Cell Phones
  • Laptops
  • CD/DVD/Tapes

For more information about the benefits of a Shred event, click HERE. –

Thank you to our presenting sponsor, Davenport & Company; media sponsor, John Adkins of Lewis Insurance; and our season sponsor, Virginia Partners Bank.