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Evening with an Expert- Archaeology of the African-American Experience
October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$10 – $20
The Fredericksburg Area Museum (FAM) is pleased to announce our fall Evening with an Expert: Lecture Series. This season’s series discusses topics closely related to FAM’s current exhibitions, A Monumental Weight: The Auction Block in Fredericksburg Virginia, Seen: Viewing the Work of African American Artists in Fredericksburg, VA, and Stomp: FXBC.
Evening with an Expert will take place at the FAM (907 Princess Anne St), from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm and will conclude with a light reception with the speaker. Lecture tickets are $20 for non-members and $10 for members. Visit ( https://FAMEveningWithAnExpert.eventbrite.com) to reserve your spot.
Jon Bachman and Dr. Robert E. Weems: When Dinosaurs Roamed Fredericksburg -September 28, 2023
The Fredericksburg area has produced the greatest collection of dinosaur types in Virginia, and they all lived in your own backyard! From giant sauropods to miniature T-Rex’s, the proof is in the footprint. What do these footprints tell us about that distant time? Join Jon Bachman and Dr. Robert E. Weems, local paleontologists, as they explain the significance of these discoveries and our world 112 million years ago – right here in your own backyard.
Dr. Kerri Barile Tambs: Unearthing the Places of Unsung People: Archaeology of the African-American Experience in Fredericksburg- October 19, 2023
In the past few decades, archaeologists and preservationists have dedicated extensive efforts to fill the gaps in Fredericksburg’s historical narrative by exploring sites associated with marginalized communities. These sites include the quarters where enslaved people resided, the workplaces of indentured individuals, the businesses established by the free, and the dwellings of those navigating family life in a divided society. Dr. Kerri Barile Tambs will illustrate how through these excavations, researchers have uncovered significant insights into the lives of African Americans in Fredericksburg in order to ensure a more inclusive storyline for the future.
Ambassador Pamela E. Bridgewater: Johnny P Johnson: The Color of Love-November 16, 2023
The City of Fredericksburg has many talented artists. One has distinguished himself beyond the color palette—the extraordinary artist and educator Johnny P. Johnson. A local icon in the city of Fredericksburg and beyond, his life far exceeds his artistry. While the bold, colorful paintings of Johnny Johnson are coveted by art collectors and citizens here and abroad, few know of the countless lives he touched as a humanitarian, civil rights activist, church and community leader, star athlete, cultural diplomat, and family man.