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Evening with an Expert: War Comes to Fredericksburg

Date: December 11, 2012
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Mansard Gallery
Series: Evening with an Expert

About Evening with an Expert

FAMCC's Evening with an Expert lecture series brings in local and regional scholars to present lectures on topics related to the Museum's permanent or temporary exhibitions. Lectures are held in the Mansard Gallery at 1001 Princess Anne Street. Doors open at 6:30pm with the lecture commencing at 7:00pm. This program is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are required. Please RSVP to Tramia Jackson at tjackson@famcc.org or call 540.371.3037 x400. Seating is limited and is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

About War Comes to Fredericksburg

Our series will conclude on December 11th near the eve of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Fredericksburg, with Frank O’Reilly, historian of the Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park. Considered to be one of the premier historians of the battle, his lecture, War Comes to Fredericksburg will explore the Battle of Fredericksburg from the prospective of the soldiers who fought during the battle and the citizens who witnessed it. Frank O’Reilly remarks, “In 1862, Fredericksburg witnessed the gathering of thousands of soldiers from every corner of the Union and Confederacy—who fought and died in a strange land along the Rappahannock River.  Thousands of these soldiers fell transforming Fredericksburg’s backyards into battlefields—and making an indelible mark in the nation’s history.”