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History Calendar for week of Dec. 4, 2012 page 4
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
Date published: 12/4/2012


Book signing to benefit Central Virginia Battlefields Trust. 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16. Volume 11 of the Central Virginia Battlefield Trust's journal, Fredericksburg History and Biography, has just been published. The publication will be available for purchase at Eileen's Bakery and Cafe, 1115 Caroline St. in Fredericksburg. Authors will be present to sign copies and back issues will be available. The journal makes a perfect stocking stuffer for Christmas, and sales help support battlefield preservation. cvbt.org

"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. famcc.org; 540/371-3037; admission fee. Discount to military, seniors, students. Free to museum members.

"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.

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 Council Chamber. famcc.org


Christmas Decorations Walking Tour: Colonial Williamsburg; tours at 9:15 and 11 a.m., and 1:30 and 3:15 p.m. daily through Dec. 30, except Dec. 4 and 25. (No 3:15 p.m. tours Dec. 4 and no 9:15 a.m. or 3:15 p.m. tours Dec. 25.) Admission $10 with a Colonial Williamsburg pass.

Holiday decorating. Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg host three programs at 1:45 p.m. Wednesdays and 10:30 a.m. Fridays through Dec. 28. "The Art-Full Tree" includes tour of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum with book author.

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