Where the Past Is Present and the Arts Are Alive

We Can Never Go Back


April 1, 2012 – March 31, 2013
Town Hall/Market House, 1st Floor

The Civil War figuratively consumed Fredericksburg — it was, indeed, the city’s defining, transformative event. The futures of the residents — African-Americans, women, children, soldiers, Unionists, confederates, abolitionists, slave traders — were forever altered, and their experiences differ greatly depending on their rolls in the war. Vignettes  portray these differing groups and their experiences.

This exhibition is the Museum’s signature Sesquicentennial exhibition.