Chatham Manor in Fredericksburg was built to house an 18th century plantation family. It saw visitors such as Presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, and later, Abraham Lincoln. During the Civil War, it became a Union headquarters and subsequently a hospital. Walt Whitman wrote about his time here. Clara Barton spoke about it. Discussions were had with Dwight D. Eisenhower about outfitting troops in the early 20th century.
Today, photographer Larry Stuart joins those ranks as he, too, makes a little history at this historic location. Tonight, the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park in Fredericksburg, VA will host its first-ever fine art exhibit. The exhibit features the fine-art photography of Larry Stuart of Anderson, Indiana.
The opening reception will take place this evening, February 17th, at the historic Chatham Manor from 6-8pm.
Stuart spent a week a FSNMP in September, photographing the park’s battlefields. The exhibit showcases the results of Stuart’s photographic sojourn.
Can’t make it to the show but would still love to see it another time? The exhibit will remain at Chatham until March 16, 2012.
More information about the art and how to contact the artist can be found at his website. We are really excited about what he has to offer to the Civil War and hope you are as captivated by his work as we are.