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Why should YOU be a member?

It’s officially that time of year! Keep an eye out for your HFFI Membership Renewal postcard in the mail—it’s coming!
You may ask yourself, why should I renew?  Why should I be a member of the Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc.? Well we’re glad you asked…
Your donation helps support vital historic preservation efforts right here in Fredericksburg. HFFI staff and volunteers are constantly monitoring local preservation issues as well as communicating with city government regarding policy changes that could affect local preservation.
Membership to HFFI grants you a discounted rate for events and tours throughout the year. We are also beginning to work with other local organizations to share “member” discounts (such as the James Monroe’s Fredericksburg Tour on May 16th!).
Your membership donation supports the oversight of HFFI’s Easement Program properties. More than 40 buildings and properties are reviewed annually by HFFI staff and volunteers.
Discounts, discounts, discounts! Our latest publications are on sale now at the Lewis Store and discounted for our valued members.  So are the annual Candlelight Tour tree ornaments, apparel, note cards, and a vast selection of issues of the Journal of Fredericksburg History.
Most important, your membership supports Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc.’s advocacy efforts to preserve the unique cultural landscape found in the Rappahannock region. And for this, we are most grateful.
Together we can Keep Fredericksburg Historic!


HFFI Annual Meeting

We hope you will be able to join us for the 2015 Annual Meeting to be held Sunday, March 15th, 2:00 p.m. in the Theater Room at Library Headquarters, 1201 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg.
Both members and non-members (or as we like to call them, future members) are welcome to attend the annual meeting. (Only members may vote.) The agenda will include updates from the staff and board on the foundation’s activities, as well as the presentation of the 2015 Preservation Awards. The awards will be given to deserving projects and stewards of preservation from the previous year. (See below for information on nominating a project, person, or group.)
The event will also include a presentation by Emily Stock, Manager of Rail Planning for Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) and Project Manager for the Southeast High Speed Rail (SEHSR) project. As part of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process, DRPT will engage with communities in the corridor to help complete the final phase of a rigorous environmental analysis and preliminary engineering effort that reflects the region’s vision for the Washington, D.C. to Richmond segment of the SEHSR corridor.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Historic Homeowner Workshop—March 21st
Do you find yourself perplexed by your historic home?
What can I replace? What should be repaired? What will increase the historic integrity? What will decrease it and remove the unique character I and others treasure so much?

Well fret no more! HFFI will be hosting a Historic Homeowner Workshop sponsored by Janel O'Malley and Robin Marine, Coldwell Banker Carriage House Realty ( on Saturday, March 21, 2015. The workshop will begin at 10:00 a.m. in the Theater Room of Library Headquarters, 1201 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg. There is no fee to attend, and it is open to the public.
Don’t miss this chance to learn the basics, ranging from what to ask a contractor or salesman when looking to start a project, all the way to what part of your home is actually eating up your energy costs. (Hint: it’s not your windows!).
Reservations are not required, but are appreciated. To learn more or reserve your spot please contact us at or call 540-371-4504.

Upcoming HFFI Events

HFFI Annual Meeting
Sunday, March 15, 2015
2:00 p.m.

1201 Caroline Street

Please join us for our annual membership meeting. Hear updates on the organization and a presentation by Emily Stock, our featured speaker.

HFFI Historic Homeowner Workshop
Saturday, March 21, 2015
10:00 a.m.

1201 Caroline Street

Come to this FREE event to learn more about the ins and outs of caring for your historic home.

UMW Multicultural Fair
Sunday, April 11, 2015
2:00 p.m.

1301 College Avenue

HFFI will be participating in this annual event sponsored by and held at the University of Mary Washington.


We know you love Fredericksburg, but do you #LoveFXBG ?!  If you Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, this is your chance to let the whole world know!
Join in the new Fredericksburg VA Main Street campaign to spread the word on how great our historic downtown is by posting, tagging, or tweeting #LoveFXBG on your favorite social media.

Check out some of these great #LoveFXBG images and posts.
Read more about the #LoveFXBG campaign on

Accepting Nominees for the 2015 HFFI Preservation Awards

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2015 Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc. Preservation Awards.
If there’s a preservation project from 2014 that you feel should be acknowledged for its outstanding efforts, please let us know. You can also nominate a person or group for the work they have done to support and promote local preservation. To submit your nomination, email us at, call 540-371-4504, or stop by the Lewis Store, 9:00–2:30 M–F.
The awards will be presented at the Annual Meeting on March 15th. Deadline for submissions is Friday, February 27, 2015.
For more information about the available awards

Additional Virginia Historic Site Events

3/1: George Washington's Ferry Farm and Historic Kenmore re-open!—Kenmore & Ferry Farm

3/6: First Friday—Downtown Fredericksburg

3/12: Women's History Month Lecture "Never Caught: The President's Runaway Slave Woman"—James Monroe Museum

4/9: Evening with an Expert: Digital History—Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center

4/12: Spring Open House—Gari Melchers Belmont

4/25: James Monroe Birthday Celebration—James Monroe Museum

5/16: "James Monroe's Fredericksburg" Walking Tour—James Monroe Museum

Please check with the sponsoring organizations prior to any event to confirm details.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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