Find out what HFFI has been up to and what we have in store.  We hope to see you soon!

Upcoming Events

First Friday Open House
July 5, 2013 ~ 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Lewis Store, 1200 Caroline Street

This month we are featuring the beautiful images of photographer Julie Desiderio.  Be sure to stop by and take a look at Fredericksburg through a different lens.

Fredericksburg Farmers Market
July 6, 2013 ~ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hurkamp Park, Fredericksburg

Look for our tent on Prince Edward Street, stop by and say hello!

Vintage Route 1 Car Hop at Family Diner
August 24, 2013
2100 Princess Anne Street

Get in the Route 1 spirit by stopping by the Family Diner for dinner and an evening with HFFI!

Vintage Route 1 Tour & Community Day
Sept. 7, 2013 ~ 10:00am - 5:00pm
Riverfront Park, Fredericksburg

Come learn about Fredericksburg's 20th century history and have fun doing it!  Classic cars, vintage clothing and tours of the original Route 1

Thank you to our Sponsors

A big THANK YOU to all of the sponsors that support HFFI and its mission.  We couldn't do it without you!  Please support the businesses that support us.

This month we would like to highlight our generous sponsor, Hirschler Fleischer, Attorneys at Law.  Located at 725 Jackson Street, Suite 200, Fredericksburg.

Hirschler Fleischer is a full-service law firm engaged in a diverse and sophisticated legal practice.  Founded in 1946 by Edward S. Hirschler and Alan G. Fleischer, the firm serves clients throughout the U.S. from its headquarters in Richmond, Virginia and offices in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
To learn more about Hirschler Fleischer please visit their
website, or contact them at (540) 604-2100.

Volunteers Needed!

Would you like to give HFFI a few hours of your time each month?  Our volunteers are what make our organization such a success!  

Volunteering is a great way to get to know people in the organization and to have fun!

We need people in the following areas:

~ Organizing Photos
~ Scanning Photos & Documents
~ Lewis Store Docents
~ Historical Data Researchers
~ Event Volunteers - taking tickets, helping in gift shop, etc.

~ Candlelight Tour Host & Hostesses

Please contact Lori at 540-371-4504 or if you would like more information.


Your Voice Matters! 

Dear members and friends of HFFI,
You may have noticed a new addition to our email communication recently.  We’ve added our HFFI Preservation Alerts as a way of keeping you informed and up-to-date on key preservation issues currently affecting our community. (See June Alerts here)
Every month, in City Council Chambers, decisions are being made with important implications for the future of our city and its downtown historic district.  Your attendance and comments at Architectural Review Board, Planning Commission, and City Council meetings help demonstrate to our appointed and elected officials the things we value most and the sort of community we want to be.  Your voice can help! 
We look forward to seeing you in City Hall Council Chambers for these meetings.  Do you have thoughts about a particular preservation issue or a specific project like the proposed One Hanover condo development?  Tonight (Wednesday) the Planning Commission will make a decision on their Special Exception Application, why not come out and let the local government know how you feel!
Details on the meetings, locations and speaking guidelines can be found here.


July First Friday Open House

On Friday, July 5th, HFFI will open the doors of the Lewis Store to the community for our First Friday Open House.  This month we are doing something completely different, and will be featuring a collection of images from photographer Julie Desiderio.  Her beautiful and evocative photos of Fredericksburg will inspire a new appreciation for our historic city and its many hidden charms. 
Doors will be open from 6:00 - 8:00 pm; light snacks and beverages will be served.  Photographs will be available for purchase and Ms. Desiderio will be present for questions and discussion.

Vintage Route 1 Event

Preparations for the Vintage Route 1 Tour and Downtown Community Day are under way!  The date for this year’s event is Saturday, September 7, 2013.  The festivities will be held in downtown Fredericksburg, primarily in Riverfront Park and at the Masonic Lodge on Princess Anne Street.
The Vintage Route 1 Event is a celebration of Fredericksburg’s 20th century history.  In 1927, a newly paved section of this historic roadway, stretching from Washington to Richmond, brought travelers right down Princess Anne Street, forever changing the landscape of downtown Fredericksburg,.  Come join us at the Vintage Route 1 Event to learn about and experience the people, places, and events that make Fredericksburg’s 20th century past so historic.  
This year the Streetcar Tour will focus on Lafayette Boulevard, highlighting the corridor’s evolution through time and some of the landmarks and neighborhoods that still embody and reveal that history today.  The popular Vintage Fashion show will be back again, featuring the wares of some of downtown’s finest clothing retailers.  More tours and activities are also in the works, so be sure to keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for the latest information. 
Need a Route 1 warm up to get in the mood?  Come to the Family Diner (2100 Princess Anne Street) on August 24th for our Annual Car Hop!  Good food, classic cars, and more hula-hoops than you ever thought you would see in one place!
Would you like to help out with the Vintage Route 1 Event?  Or perhaps you have a story or photograph to share?  If so please contact Emily Taggart Schricker at


HFFI Candelight Tour

It’s never too early to start thinking about our Annual Candlelight Tour
Planning meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 9:30am, here.  at the Lewis Store (1200 Caroline Street).  We would love to see you there!

Fredericksburg Flavor Raffle

A big Thank You to everyone that purchased raffle tickets for the Fredericksburg Flavor Raffle!  We pulled the winning tickets during June’s First Friday event.  Congratulations to our winners! 
The raffle was a big success and HFFI is planning to use a portion of the profits to purchase archival supplies to help preserve our extensive document and photo collection. 
Any additional donations to purchase photo sleeves and acid-free folders are welcome and can be made here through Paypal.  Any volunteers interested in helping organize and catalog our archives should contact HFFI at or 540-371-4504.
Thank you again to our sponsors of the Fredericksburg Flavor Raffle Bistro Bethem, J. Brian’s Taproom, Colonial Cupcakes, Olde Towne Butcher, The Kitchen at Whittingham, Fizzlebottom's Cafe, Made in Virginia, Rob's Car Wash, Pinkadilly Tea, and Griffin Bookshop & Coffee Bar.

Fredericksburg Social Recap

Our most recent Fredericksburg Social was held on May 16th at the Mary Washington House.   The rain held off and everyone in attendance enjoyed the beautiful gardens, delicious food, and exclusive extended tours of Mary Washington’s home.  Thank you to the Washington Heritage Museums for their hospitality!

Downtown Business Spotlight

Have an urge for something sweet?  But perhaps you prefer to put together your own flavor combinations?  Then Colonial Cupcake is just where you need to go!  

Their cupcake creations are made daily from scratch and are built right before your eyes, just the way you choose.  A gluten free flavor is also available every day at Colonial Cupcake.
Stop by their store in Historic Downtown Fredericksburg and enjoy your treat on their charming patio or parlor at 611 Caroline Street.  Special orders are welcome. 

Find out more here at their website or call 540-373-6960.
The Lewis Store
Built 1749
Current HFFI offices
Copyright © 2013 Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc., All rights reserved.
Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp