Mark Your Calendars! The Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc.â€™s latest publication, Fredericksburg: The Official Guide,
has arrived and will be on sale starting Sunday, October 26th!
Endorsed by the City of Fredericksburg, this new book contains narratives on 39 of our areaâ€™s most notable historic places, a pull-out map, modern color photographs, and historic images.
HFFI will be presenting the book, the HFFI Publication Committeeâ€™s latest work, to the public at a launch party
being held at the James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library on Sunday, October 26th
from 3â€“5 p.m. There is no cost to attend, but RSVPs are appreciated.
Canâ€™t make the event? You can download an advance purchase order form here
and pick up your book from Lewis Store on Monday, October 27th or after.
The Vintage Route 1 Event, which took place on Saturday, September 6th, was a great success! Despite the surprising burst of summer heat that day, guests enjoyed a variety of 20th-century history
activities and learned about the surrounding neighborhoodâ€™s history.
Outstanding music poured from Riverfront Park as guests enjoyed kidsâ€™ activities, history exhibits, and an amazing collection of classic cars displayed by the Historic Fredericksburg Region AACA
. An afternoon Vintage Fashion Show dazzled guests and photographers with authentic vintage apparel and the interesting history of bygone fashions.
Walking tours of Sophia Street showed participants the secrets this historic road holds. Pictures and stories of floods, past residents, and commercial adventures showed how this street was once the bustling front line to our waterfront city.
If you didnâ€™t make it to the event this year, be sure to stop by the Lewis Store to the see the amazing exhibits, professionally printed by Creative Color right here in downtown Fredericksburg, and pick up your free copy
of the souvenir booklet to learn more about Sophia Street and the history of U.S. Route 1
A special Thank You to the Fredericksburg EDA for its support of the Vintage Route 1 Event through the JumpStart! program.
Candlelight Tour Tickets Now on Sale!
The time has come! Tickets for the 2014 Candlelight Tour
are now on sale!
This yearâ€™s tour, taking place on Saturday and Sunday, December 13â€“14
, includes another amazing lineup of historic homes. Donâ€™t miss your chance to learn about their history, see inside these gorgeous homes, and enjoy the beautiful holiday decorations!
The featured neighborhood this year is the area of Upper Caroline Street
and includes homes never before seen on the Candlelight Tour. Victorian jewels as well as rare 18th-century buildings will be on the tour, showing the evolution and longevity of this historic neighborhood.
Daytime and Evening Tour tickets allow guests to visit the homes from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. In addition, the Evening Tour
ticket holders can view the homes Saturday night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. as well as attend the Saturday night cocktail party at the Kenmore Inn. Delicious hors dâ€™oeuvres and two drinks are included with admission to the party. It is sure to be a delightful evening and a wonderful addition to your holiday calendar!
For a full list of the homes on the tour as well as online ticket sales visit our website.
What is YOUR social media?
This fall HFFI is very lucky to have Jordan Torrance, a Historic Preservation Department intern from the University of Mary Washington, working to help us with our social media presence.
We want to know what social media YOU prefer
. Do you Tweet? Does your brain think in hashtags? Is Facebook your go-to to keep up with friends, family, and local activities? Do you have an Instagram account? Do you just observe or do you post as well?
Social media are great resources for non-profits such as HFFI because we can reach people without spending big bucks for advertisements and commercials â€”but we want to see if you all are tuned in as well.
If you have a moment, and you can take our 3-minute HFFI Social Media Survey
, we would greatly appreciate it
. Think of it as a way to help a college studentâ€¦ Do it for Jordan!