Where the Past Is Present… Where the Arts Are Alive

Here We Stand

These objects and photographs represent the many triumphs and achievements of local African American residents during the century-and-a-half since the Civil War and Emancipation. Life of Joseph Walker, ca. 1927-1930 Gift of Central Rappahannock Regional….

Struggle in Fredericksburg

“KKK Records,” ca. 1920 Gift of Anonymous “Colonial Transit Bus Sign,” ca. 1950s Gift of Charles G. McDaniel “Pitts Victoria Theater Ticket Window,” ca. 1950s-1960s Gift of Barry and Ruth Fitzgerald In the 20th century,….

Buckner’s Seafood Lunch and Friendly Inn Barber Pole

“Buckner’s Seafood Lunch dishes,” ca. 1940s-1950s Gift of Ruth Coder Fitzgerald “Barber Pole,” ca. 1940s-1950s Gift of Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc. These objects represent the thriving African American community in Fredericksburg during the mid-1900s.  Despite….

Our Community, Our Stories

In honor of Black History Month,  FAMCC  will feature rarely seen objects and photographs from within the Museum’s collection highlighting the history and culture of the local African American community.  Check back every Friday for….

From Slavery to Freedom: Bacchus White

“Former Slave in ‘Kitchen’ at Kenmore,” ca. 1935 Gift of Mary Washington College Bacchus White, born around 1852, is pictured sitting in the modern kitchen at Kenmore Plantation, the historic home of Fielding Lewis and….