FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 3/24/2017
Community Outreach Specialist
Fredericksburg Area Museum
P.O. Box 922
Fredericksburg, VA 22404
Phone: 540-371-3037 x 134
Fredericksburg Area Museum Announces “Children on the Home Front” Program
The Fredericksburg Area Museum (FAM) is excited to announce a hands-on children’s program based around the museum’s newest exhibition, World Aflame. Children of all ages are invited to participate in this free program featuring educational opportunities to help build a victory garden, learn which raw materials were recycled from our own community to be used in the war effort, and even design your own Propaganda Poster.
Come join us for an afternoon of interactive, fun projects that focus on our community’s involvement during the tumultuous years during WWII. Learn about, and help build a victory garden, which were popping up all over town during this time. Learn about the scrap drives and which materials were collected and re-cycled to be sent off the manufacturers to make products that were used by the U.S. military and our allies.
INFORMATION: Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM at the FAM, 907 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. This event is free and open to children of all ages. RSVPs suggested but not required.
The Museum collects, researches, interprets, teaches, and preserves the history, heritage, and culture of the Fredericksburg region. We serve a diverse community through a commitment to inclusion, integrity, credibility, and relevance. We will facilitate an understanding and appreciation of how the acts of those who preceded us have shaped this community and the nation at large—providing both lessons and inspiration as we work together to forge a greater community.