Mark Your Calendars for Free Second Saturdays at the FAM

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If you’re a fan of the Fredericksburg Area Museum, you’ve likely heard about its Second Saturday program. This initiative opens the door for more people to experience culture and science in an open and educational environment. While the museum is always teeming with history, knowledge, and new displays, these programs take a new spin on what the FAM brings to the community.

Read on to find out more about what the expect at this event, and mark your calendar for the March edition of the Fredericksburg Area Museum Second Saturdays.

Second Saturdays – March

Coming up, you can expect the next iteration of Second Saturdays to take place on Saturday, March 10, 2018, from 11 a.m. to noon at the Fredricksburg Area Museum. Perhaps the best part about this event is that it is offered completely free and is open to the public.

While at the event, you will join staff from the Tri-County City Soil and Water Conservation District and those of the Fredericksburg Area Museum. These professionals will be conducting water and soil-based experiments to shed light on conservation methods and efforts.

Along with ecological experiments, the event staff will discuss the Fredericksburg watershed and how our community affects the river around which it is built.

This event is the perfect opportunity to instill a sense of environmentalism in children, family members, or friends. This event is sure to be popular, so make sure to arrive a little early to find your place and catch the entirety of the demonstration.

Exhibits You’ve Got to See

Apart from the demo on Saturday, the FAM also plays host to a number of permanent and rotating exhibits. One of the most interesting of all is the Oddities and Curiosities exhibit. Even if you’ve seen this one before, it’s likely you’ll discover something new. Objects rotate on a regular basis and feature some of the coolest, weirdest, and most beloved artifacts from all around the world.

You’ve got until April 2018 to catch World Aflame: A Hometown in Two World Wars. See it before it’s gone! This temporary exhibit tells the story of how Fredericksburg transformed into a wartime machine during the two World Wars. The history is twofold. First, local men and women departed to join the armed forces. Concurrently, thousands of soldiers settled into Fredericksburg’s nearby military bases. Learn the history of those that survived the wars, as well as those who lost their lives to it.

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Mazda of Fredericksburg

Once you’ve gotten your dose of culture for the weekend, visit us at Mazda of Fredericksburg. Our large selection of new and pre-owned vehicles offer many choices, and our friendly sales staff will help you narrow it down to the perfect choice.