Past is Prologue

Clint Schemmer writes about history, heritage preservation and the American Civil War.  On Facebook: Past is Prologue  On Twitter: @prologuepast  ContactEmail Clint or call 540/374-5424.

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Fredericksburg historian pens new book

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The Central Rappahannock Heritage Center invites you to meet Fredericksburg historian Tony Kent, who will sign copies of his new book,  “Fredericksburg (Then and Now),” during a special event from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

With historic and present-day photographs drawn from many sources, Kent’s work  describes how the city and its buildings have changed over the decades.

Kent is a founder and member of the Heritage Center, the regional archive for the city and four  neighboring counties. The center (in the old Maury School) is at 900 Barton St., one block off William Street, in downtown Fredericksburg.

Kent’s book will be available for purchase there on Saturday; it’s also available via and at  bookstores.

The center’s website is Or call 540/373-3704.