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History Calendar for week of Jan. 27, 2013
History Calendar for week of Jan. 27, 2013

 Become an authority on Ellwood Manor by volunteering. Union Gen. G.K. Warren based his headquarters there.

Visit the Photo Place
Date published: 1/29/2013

Please enter information online at events.fredericksburg.com. Select "History" category. You may also email
Email: tandc@freelancestar.com (subject: History Calendar), or fax 540/373-8455. Deadline: noon Thursday preceding Tuesday publication. 540/374-5461.

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 roles it has played in our nation's history, Larry Silver shares part of his private collection of historical paintings. Museum open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 12-5 p.m. Sunday. Limited-edition giclee prints for sale in Museum Store; part of proceeds donated to museum. Ellen Killough, 540/371-3037, ext. 134; famcc.org.

"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.

Volunteer Interest Evening and Open House. 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7. The Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center hosts tour of its Catherine W. Jones McKann Center by Education and Volunteer Coordinator Janelle Kennedy. Afterward, she will be joined by volunteers who will share insights into opportunities. Free; no registration. Details, contact Ms. Kennedy at 540/371-3037, ext 142, or
Email: jkennedy@famcc.org.

Volunteer at Ellwood Manor. Friends of Wilderness Battlefield is accepting applications for volunteer interpreters at historic Ellwood Manor for the 2013 season. Application deadline Monday, Feb. 25. Submit an online application at fowb.org or contact Ellwood Volunteer info at
Email: elwood@fowb.org. 540/373-6240.

Colonial Tea Party. 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9. Children and their parent or another adult are invited to tea in historic Town Hall's Council Chamber, part of the Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center. While sampling different types of tea, learn about its history and importance in the Colonies. $10/per person for members, $12/per person for non-members. Space limited. Pre-registration and pre-payment required, 540/371-3037, ext. 142, or
Email: jkennedy@famcc.org. Children who are not participating in the party can join parents in museum's Learning Center 1-3 p.m., to create a craft, learn about Colonial era. Drop-in program free.

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