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AMPS 2011 Show Announcement
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Posted: Sunday, December 05, 2010 - 10:15 AM UTC
The AMPS Show committe has been busy behind the scenes for some time planning the AMPS International Convention that will be held early in April 2011. Ashley Abernathy, the 2011 Show Chair, and the commmittee are pleased to announce the following:

The 17th AMPS International Convention will be held at the Hospitality House Inn & Conference Center in Fredericksburg, Virginia from April 6-9. This is the first time in fifteen years that AMPS Attendees can stay on-site in one of the 196 guest rooms, and enjoy a full-service restaurant and bar. A short walk will take you to major restaurant chains and shopping. AMPS Central Virginia is the supporting local chapter assisting the convention.

Fredericksburg, Virginia, founded in 1728, is centrally located just an hour south of Washington, DC and an hour north of Richmond, Virginia on Interstate 95. The City has a rich and exciting history; especially as the boyhood home of George Washington (and the site of the cherry tree incident). The City also boasts the career beginnings of a young lawyer, James Monroe. He lived there for many years practicing law before moving on to become the 5th President of the United States.

Fredericksburg and the surrounding area is the site of several significant Civil War battles. The Battle of Fredericksburg took place in December 1862 where for five days; over 175,000 Federal and Confederate troops battled one another. Just to the west of Fredericksburg are the battlefields of Chancellorsville (May 1863) and the Wilderness and Spotsylvania (May 1864). Today, there are extensive battlefield trails, museums, shops, fine family owned restaurants, a 40 block historical district, and historical attractions for everyone to see.

AMPS Central Virginia has worked to add a full extra day of activities to our traditional schedule. Planed activities include a behind the scenes visit to the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia (20 minutes drive up the road) and a full day at the Virginia Museum of Military Vehicles (www.vmmv.org). Also included of course are all he regular International show happenings on Friday and Saturday.

So mark your calendar and get ready for an exciting 2011! Be sure to check the AMPS web site within the next two weeks for the latest updates on schedules, activities, and costs and of course, the 2011 AMPS International Show logo!

Registration opens in January!