Our 2014 Resolutions
Itâ€™s that time of year when most people resolve to make changes and focus on how they can improve themselves and their situations. The Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc. (HFFI) is no different. When our committees, staff, and Board of Directors gather for meetings each month, we are always contemplating new and innovative ways to protect and enhance our communityâ€™s rich history and preserve its unique sense of place.
HFFIâ€™s goals this year include:
- A new revamped website with more information for homeowners and residents
- Continued involvement with the city on planning and historic district issues
- More events that bring you, our wonderful members and friends, together to learn about and enjoy Fredericksburgâ€™s unique history and historic places
- Digitizing of HFFIâ€™s archives to make them more accessible to the community.
HFFI staff and volunteers will be working hard to meet these goals but we always need more help! If youâ€™re interested in getting involved and supporting our efforts, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com
â€œVision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.â€
Have YOUR Home or Building Researched
Have you had a chance to sit down with your 2013 Candlelight Tour souvenir booklet and read the interesting histories of this yearâ€™s featured homes? Much of the information presented was drawn from historical research reports produced by HFFIâ€™s marker committee.
Want to know more about your
propertyâ€™s unique history? Contact HFFI to learn more about our historical marker program that runs year-round. Applications are currently being accepted.
Using deeds, real estate data, and tax records, along with maps, insurance records, and articles from old newspapers and other published resources, the HFFI Marker Committee members create a report that focuses on past owners, events, dates, and transactions. Its pages tell the story of your property. The information will also allow you to order one of HFFIâ€™s attractive and desirable bronze markers. Almost 300 homeowners on dozens of city streets now display these plaques.
Obtaining a marker does not restrict your home or building in any way. It simply shows your pride, and HFFIâ€™s, in the architecture and history of our community. It documents the preservation of our city. To be researched and receive a marker, however, your home or building must be at least 50 years old.
Members of the committee include Roger Engels, Dick Hansen, Ben Raterman, Sandy Staley, and Jan Waltonen. More information on the program, its fees, and criteria, is available at our website www.hffi.org/markerprogram
or feel free to call our office in the Lewis Store (540-371-4504).
Donâ€™t have a copy of this years Candlelight Tour booklet? Stop by the Lewis Store and pick one up today, before theyâ€™re all gone!