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History Calendar for week of Nov. 11, 2012
Hope House, which shelters, trains, supports homeless mothers and their children, hosts annual Trees of Hope at the Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center.
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Evening With an Expert Lecture Series. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11. Frank O'Reilly, historian with Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, presents "War Comes to Fredericksburg" about 150th anniversary of battle. Explores perspectives of soldiers, witnesses. Concludes Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center series, "Battle Town: Fredericksburg and the Civil War." Mansard Gallery, 1001 Princess Anne St. Members-only reception to follow. Free, public invited. Tramia Jackson,
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Dine with Krick, Gallagher and Bearss for Battle of Fredericksburg's 150th. December 13. The Central Virginia Battlefields Trust, based in Fredericksburg, offers a memorable event on 150th anniversary of Battle of Fredericksburg. Author-historians Robert K. Krick and Gary W. Gallagher will discuss two specific aspects of the battle. Historian-battlefield preservationist Ed Bearss will sign his book "Receding Tide: Vicksburg and Gettysburg--The Campaigns That Changed the Civil War." Krick will focus on Fredericksburg under "War's Savage Heel: the Plight of the City's Civilians." Gallagher's lecture is "Confederates Respond to the Battle of Fredericksburg." Several of their books will be available for sale in banquet hall. CVBT's latest edition of its journal, Fredericksburg History and Biography, will be available, with Volume 11's authors signing. The event, at Fredericksburg Hospitality House, 2801 Plank Road in Central Park, will include buffet dinner and premium-brand cash bar. Cocktail hour, 6 p.m.; Buffet dinner, 6:45 p.m.; program, 8 p.m. Seating limited, reserve now. $50 per person. Mail check to CVBT, Box 3417, Fredericksburg, VA 22402. Pay by credit card, cvbt.org. Questions? 540/374-0900;
Email: email@example.com. CVBT holding block of rooms at Hospitality House ($85 night, single and double rooms). Ground floor is "pet friendly." Rooms, call 540/786-8321.
"Picturing the Civil War." Sesquicentennial exhibition at Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center explores depictions of Civil War and aftermath in Fredericksburg, through period photography, paintings from private holdings, museum 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 cc.org; 540/371-3037; admission fee. Discount to military, seniors, students. Free to museum members.