The collection of the Fredericksburg Area Museum & Cultural Center consists of objects significant to Fredericksburg and the surrounding counties of Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George and Caroline. It reflects the culture, history, and lifestyles of the region’s past and present inhabitants. The Museum received its first donation to the collection in 1986. Since that time, the collection has grown to include over 8,000 individual objects and artifacts drawn from all aspects of the Fredericksburg region’s history. Objects in the collection include books, furniture, silver, documents, maps, photographs, textiles, glass, stoneware, objects of historical use in industry and agriculture, weapons, and Native American artifacts. The largest single gift to the Museum, and the donation that formed the core of the collection, was made in 1990 by the Historic Fredericksburg Foundation.
If you would like to help build our collection by donating an object that relates to the Fredericksburg region’s history, please contact our Collections Department at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always interested in acquiring objects and images that help tell the story of our past.