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History Calendar for week of Dec. 4, 2012
Have yourself a 19th-century Christmas at Ellwood Manor on Saturday, Dec. 15.
Visit the Photo Place
Santa in The Museum Store. 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7. Celebrate the season and get your picture taken with Santa from 6 to 8 p.m. Store carries crafts, decorative accessories, books, textiles and toys that relate to the museum's collection or the history or culture of the Fredericksburg region. Metalwork, ceramics, jewelry and fine art by local artists, books by local authors for both children and adults.
Selected Pieces from the Larry D. Silver Art Collection. Through Jan. 31 at Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center, Catherine W. Jones McKann Center, Mansard Gallery. As Fredericksburg reflects on its roles it has played in our nation's history, native son Larry Silver shares part of his unprecedented collection of historical paintings. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, public is invited to meet several of the artists who created works in Silver's collection. Prints, giclees and commemorative posters will be available for purchase, with part of proceeds donated to the museum. Museum open 10 a.m. to
Holiday Open House at Graffiti House. 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Brandy Station Foundation hosts a festive get-together at its historic visitors center, 19484 Brandy Road, Brandy Station, in Culpeper County. Civil War graffiti, holiday fare and a Victorian Santa Claus. Free. Gift shop open. brandystationfoundation.com.
"George Armstrong Custer." Monday, Dec. 10. Historian Daniel Davis will illuminate life and career of the famed cavalry commander, who fought and honeymooned in Central Virginia during the Civil War. Davis will address the Rappahannock Valley Civil War Round Table. Brock's Riverside Grille, 503 Sophia St. Social 6 p.m., dinner 6:45 p.m., program 7:30 p.m. Dinner reservations at 3dognight@bigplan et.com. Website: rvcwrt.org.
Evening With an Expert Lecture Series. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11. Francis A. O'Reilly, historian with Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, presents a "War Comes to Fredericksburg" talk 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." Free, public invited. Mansard Gallery, Catherine W. Jones McKann Center, 1001 Princess Anne St. Members-only reception to follow. Tramia Jackson,
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