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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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"Glimpses of Holland From the Portfolios of Gari Melchers." Exhibition of artist's sketches, studies from his career-founding, late-19th-century days in North Sea's coastal villages. Pavilion Gallery of 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, Friends of Belmont. garimelchers.org; 540/654-1015.
"We Can Never Go Back." Signature show of Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center for statewide celebration of Civil War sesquicentennial. At Fredericksburg's Old Town Hall/Market House, the museum partnered with National Park Service to create vignettes that help tell stories of Fredericksburg's residents during four years of war; famcc.org.
"Bricks and Boards in the 'Burg." Join Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center and Hallowed Ground Tours on Saturdays for architectural walking tours. Hourlong tours depart Market Square at 10 a.m. $4/adult, $1/child. Discounted museum admission for participants. Hallowed Ground Tours: 540/809-3918.
Community Artist Series: Fiber Art. Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center's Mansard Gallery displaying local fiber artists' work. Quilt National, on loan from Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, Ohio, open in museum's Council Chamber. Features selections from competition promoting contemporary art quilt. famcc.org
"Waging War." The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley presents second half of landmark Virginia Historical Society exhibit "An American Turning Point: The Civil War in Virginia," through Dec. 2. 901 Amherst St., Winchester. 888/662-1473; shenan doahmuseum.org.
Holiday decor, festivities as Colonial Williamsburg's holiday season begins Nov. 23. colonialwil liamsburg.com