World Aflame: A Hometown in Two World Wars

April 2017 – December 2018


Twice within 25 years the Fredericksburg Area mobilized for war.  Local men and women “shipped out,” while thousands of soldiers descended on nearby military bases.  The World Wars touch every family and every aspect of life in Fredericksburg.  This exhibit tells the story of those that lived through these wars, and those that never returned.