On May 6th HFFI participated in The Community Give, organized by the Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region, and it was a Grand Success!
Within the 24-hour period of the event, $1,310
in donations was collected to support HFFI and their work preserving Fredericksburgâ€™s historic buildings, structures, and landscape.
BUT WAITâ€”THEREâ€™S MORE!
Generosity brought us the above-mentioned $1,310, and luck brought us the next $1,000!
We won the Honeywell Charitable Fund â€œGolden Ticketâ€ prize for the 7:00â€“8:00 p.m. hour and received 1 of the 24 hourly prizes being distributed. The total amount raised for the event was $2,310!
Our heartfelt thanks not only go to our generous donors but also the Community Foundation for organizing this wonderful event and assisting area non-profits in preparation for the big day.
A total of $544,581.08 was raised and donated to local non-profits on May 6, 2014. What a great community we live in!
Read more about the sponsors for the event and The Community Foundation here
Join Us for Tea?
Tickets for the long-awaited Jane Beale Tea
are on sale for only a few more days. Donâ€™t hesitateâ€”purchase yours now!
The Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc. will host an afternoon of tea with Jane Beale, an event inspired by one of HFFI's best-selling publications, A Woman in a War-Torn Town: The Journal of Jane Howison Beale.
Tickets to the event include a full tea service, entertainment consisting of period music, readings from Mrs. Bealeâ€™s diary, and a short presentation on the role of women during the Civil War, as well as a tour of the event location, Braehead Manor
A Civil War era lady will host each table of guests to ensure everyone in attendance has a lovely and proper tea experience.
This event is presented in collaboration with the Civil War Civilians of Spottsylvania.
There will be two seatings for the tea, 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Seating is limited, and we expect this unique event to sell out. Ticket sales close on May 26 or when all tickets are sold. Tickets are $35 for HFFI members and $40 for non-members.
To purchase tickets, please call 540-371-4504.
Read more about Jane Howison Bealeâ€™s experiences at Braehead Manor in Kerri S. Barileâ€™s article in the latest copy of Front Porch
magazine or in the online edition.
Generous Grant Received
Thank you to the Mary Wynn Richmond McDaniel Fund of The Community Foundation for its generous donation to HFFI. The continued support of HFFI by this fund is much appreciated and we are honored to again receive this donation.
Donations such as this allow the Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc. to continue its work preserving our areaâ€™s historic landscape. The many facets of our history make Fredericksburg the treasure it is.
Highways & Byways: Evening with an Expert
The weather is getting warmer and you can hear the call of the road! Open up the windows, grab a gas station road map, and see what awaits!
But travel was not always so simple, or clean, or safe. The roads we travel every day hold stories and unexpected history. Come learn more about local and Virginia roads at the Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Centerâ€™s Evening with an Expert: Highways and Byways
on May 22, 2014.
Historians Ann Miller (VDOT) and Emily Taggart Schricker (HFFI) will both be speaking at this event that is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., lecture begins at 7:00 p.m., and a reception for museum members will follow the program. This event will take place at the Catherine W. Jones McKann Center, Mansard Gallery.
For more information please visit the FAMCC website