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Retired? Looking for continuing education? 

Mary Washington ElderStudy is a 25-year-old organization of over 350 retirement-aged people in the Fredericksburg, Virginia area who share a love of learning.  We are affiliated with The University of Mary Washington and nationally with the Lifelong Learning Institutes and Road Scholar.


ElderStudy is designed by members to suit their interests.  We offer 45+ 2-hour sessions each semester on diverse subjects, led mostly by college faculty and other professionals. Lectures are held on the University of Mary Washington Stafford campus in a zero-step access building with plenty of parking. Tours of the Ridderhof-Martin and duPont Galleries as well as tours of Virginia and Washington DC historic, scientific and artistic sites are provided every semester. We hold two play discussions highlighting upcoming plays at the Klein Theatre every semester. In addition, our Book Group will read and discuss nine books a year. Members may attend as many or as few sessions as they choose.