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"Picturing the Civil War." Brand-new sesquicentennial exhibition at Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center explores visual depictions of the Civil War and its aftermath in Fredericksburg, through period photography and paintings from private holdings and the museum's collections. Documents Gallery of Catherine W. Jones McKann Center, 1001 Princess Anne St. Through Dec. 31. Funded by grant from Institute of Museum and Library Services. fam
"Glimpses of Holland From the Portfolios of Gari Melchers." New exhibition of the artist's sketches and studies from his career-founding, late 19th-century days in the North Sea's coastal villages, in the Pavilion Gallery of the Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except Wednesday. $10 general admission. Free to students, youths and Friends of Belmont. garimelchers.org; 540/654-1015.
Somerset Steam & Gas Pasture Party. Friday-Sunday, Sept. 7-9. Fairfield View Dairy Farm, Somerset, Orange County. 540/672-2495; somerset
Annual Book Sale, James Madison Museum, Orange. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.,
"The Forgotten Battle" walking tour.
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"Mysteries and Conundrums: Civilians." 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10. In a new series at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library headquarters, National Park Service historians Noel Harrison and John Hennessy will reveal some of the more curious things that emerge from Civil War period photographs, art and documents. What they tell us about the civilian landscape and the people who lived there. Free. 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. See librarypoint.org and bit.ly/crrlMU.