Where the Past Is Present and the Arts Are Alive

Railways and Roadways


Permanent Exhibition
Catherine W. Jones McKann Center

Also important to the Rappahannock region is the history of the area’s railroads, interstates, and highways. The Railways and Roadways exhibit focuses on the railroads and U.S. Route One. The exhibit will demonstrate how transportation by rail became an important way to travel, both for commercial and personal use. Railroads opened up a whole new era for the Fredericksburg region, helping to define the area as an important north-south route. The story of the development of U.S. Route One and Interstate 95 will also be told using original images and objects from the Museum’s collection. A slide show featuring various types of transportation from the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries will illustrate how much our methods of getting around have changed.