Preservation with an Eye to the Future
â€œPreservationâ€ is not only respect and fondness for the past, but also an ever-present eye on the future and an awareness that some things must change. Here at HFFI, we are experiencing and embracing many of our own changes.
We are a healthy organization that is getting closer to our internal goal of balancing our budget. We own our properties outright and are in financial debt to no one. Our membership is strong and you, our community, supports us and our activities. We are thankful indeed for all of these factors. However, with the recent reduction in staff, HFFI will be turning to its members and the community more than ever for support. Volunteers will be essential to keep the Lewis Store open to visitors, to continue to run our programs at full efficiency, and to produce our largest fundraiser of the year, the Annual Candlelight Tour.
How will you be able to help? Can you spare a few hours during the week to sit at the Lewis Store and talk to visitors? Are you a member of a local organization that might be interested in hearing more about HFFI and how being a member aids in the preservation of Fredericksburgâ€™s history? Maybe your talents are more behind the scenes, and you enjoy lending a hand for events or are a technical person with digital design skills you could volunteer.
No matter what you can bring to HFFIâ€™s tableâ€”it is appreciated. Please consider how you can lend a hand. (See sidebar for a list of volunteer opportunities.)
Call 540-371-4504 or reply to this email to learn more about what you can do to help HFFI Keep Fredericksburg Historic.
Changes in the HFFI Office
As of June 22, our Office Manager, Lori Syner, will begin her transition out of her job at HFFI and on to new adventures. We will certainly miss Loriâ€™s smiling face and the hard work she has done for HFFIâ€”especially the Annual Candlelight Tour. Fortunately, Lori has offered to lend a hand until a new office manager can be hired and trained.
As a result, HFFI is currently looking for someone to fill Loriâ€™s Office Manager role. If you (or someone you know) is an organized person with administrative experience, including QuickBooks and bookkeeping skills, and are interested in the position, please reply to this email with a cover page and resume.
Thank you for everything Lori!
Summertime in the 'Burg
Summer is officially here and the fun opportunities to get out and enjoy our historic city are piling up!
If sitting outdoors and enjoying music is your thing, donâ€™t miss Music on the Steps
every Monday again this summer at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library! And Market Square is back with Sounds of Summer
, enjoy live bands each Fridayâ€”brought to you by the Fredericksburg Area Museum & Cultural Center with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Fredericksburg's EDA JumpstART grants.
Like a little festival to go with your music? How about the 4th of July Heritage Festival
? Or visit Fredericksburgâ€™s booming Farmers Market
at Hurkamp Park! Every Saturday morning is an event, but the first Saturday
of each month is even bigger! Art displays, kidâ€™s activities, prepared foodsâ€”a much better option than a large chain grocery store.
No matter how you slice it, Fredericksburg is full of fun activities this summer. Support our downtown businesses by spending the day downtown. With new restaurants opening all the time and musicians popping up on street corners to entertain us, there is always a reason to Visit Fred