The Fredericksburg Area Museum viewed from historic Market Square.

Fredericksburg Area Museum Seeks World War I and II Objects for Exhibition

by | Mar 11, 2017 | Business

By Sara Poore, president and CEO, Fredericksburg Area Museum

The Fredericksburg Area Museum (FAM) is developing an exhibition focusing on Fredericksburg’s experience during World War I and World War II. We are looking for items connected to the people or institutions of Fredericksburg during this time-period.

FAM is especially interested in items related to the home front—the USO, scrap collection, conservation, the 1918 flu epidemic.

We are also interested in special items related to those who served and the families that supported them. We hope also to honor the memory of some of those who did not come home.

We have examples of ration cards and many common items, but we are looking for unusual items or items with documented local connections and stories. Did anyone in your family work as an aircraft spotter on top of Maury School? Or in the Victory Exchange on Princess Anne Street?

FAM is seeking the temporary loan of items for the exhibit, which opens on April 22 and runs through December 31, 2017.

Objects will be reviewed and accepted March 11 – 18, 2017.

For additional information, please contact Sara Poore at [email protected]

Visit our webpage, www.famcc.org, for information on the museum’s grand reopening celebration on April 22, 2017.

The Fredericksburg Area Museum 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.

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