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HFFI—As Strong as our Community

2015 has arrived and the Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc. is ready to make it a remarkable year for preservation in the Rappahannock region. We are off to a great start as we tally the numbers from another successful Candlelight Tour. Did you know that our annual Candlelight Tour of historic homes provides more than one-third of our funding for the year? That’s how important the event is to HFFI!
Did you also know that we receive little to no public funding for daily operations and are not affiliated with any local or state government agencies? HFFI is a private, independent organization that is largely funded by donations, membership fees, book sales, historic marker reports, interest payments from our endowment, and events like the Candlelight Tour. We value and appreciate every dollar you donate.
So, as the new year begins, please consider joining (or renewing!) your membership to the Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc. We’re only as strong as the community that supports us.

Save us the stamp when we send out membership renewal postcards and join or renew online now!  Let’s make 2015 the year we all make a difference.

A year of great events coming your way!

Get ready, because we have a great list of events lined up for 2015!
Our research teams are working hard to develop new tours and exhibits about our historic buildings and to tell stories from throughout Fredericksburg’s history. From an encore of the Historic Pub Tour to a look at the diversity among early homeowners in the area, there is sure to be something that piques your interest.
Members asked for tips on taking care of their historic home—well, we heard your request and are planning a Historic Homeowners Workshop for Saturday, March 21st.  Stay tuned for more information about this and all of our events in 2015. 
Interested in sponsoring one of our events or helping with them? Contact us at or call 540-371-4504.

Fredericksburg: The Official Guide

If you didn’t purchase your copy of our latest publication at our book launch in October or at the Candlelight Tour gift shop in December, don’t worry.  We have one waiting for you right now at the Lewis Store (1200 Caroline Street). Stop by from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or shop anytime in our online store.
The new Fredericksburg: The Official Guide is getting rave reviews across town because of its beautiful images and updated content. Whether you enjoy churches, banks, buildings, or monuments, this book will not disappoint.
Opening with an introduction by historian John Hennessy and a timeline of Fredericksburg history, the book is not only a learning tool, but also an enjoyable read. It is invaluable for visitors and necessary for all lovers of Fredericksburg history.
Thank you to all of our sponsors

The Annual Holiday Candlelight Tour and the Vintage Route 1 Event are made possible by the support of sponsors and businesses within the community.

It is the generous donations made by them that make the events and day-to-day operations of HFFI possible. We cannot thank them enough.

Please take a moment to review the list of sponsors at the bottom of the page and support the businesses that support us.


Additional Virginia Historic Site Events

Through 1/31: Quilt National '13 Exhibit—Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center

1/23: Author Elizabeth Varon to discuss her book, Appomattox: Victory, Defeat and Freedom at the End of the Civil War—CRRL Library Headquarters

1/24: "Chocolate and Silver at the James Monroe Museum"—James Monroe Museum

2/12: Black History Month Lecture "The Enslaved Community of James Monroe"—James Monroe Museum

2/14: George Washington's Birthday Celebration—Ferry Farm

2/15: Film Screening of "Rappahannock"—Gari Melchers Belmont

2/16: Archaeology Day—Ferry Farm

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

Please check with the sponsoring organizations prior to any event to confirm details.
Hosting a history event?

We are fortunate to live in a city with so many opportunities to appreciate history and the scholars that study it. If your organization is hosting a history event that you think our members would enjoy, please feel free to contact us with the details. 
If it is consistent with HFFI’s mission, it will be included it in our newsletter and/or social media marketing to help you get the word out.

We want to help keep all of the great history programming in Fredericksburg going! We look forward to hearing from you!

Historic Route 1 Book Signing

Are you a fan of our local historic highway, U.S. Route 1, and the stories that surround it? Then author Tim O’Gorman has released a new book that you are going to love
Spending the Night on Virginia’s Main Street is full of color images and postcards as well as background information about the motels and lodging facilities on this important road from Arlington to South Hill, Virginia, 1920–1965. 
The book is now available on
Amazon, or stop by Griffin Bookshop and Coffee Bar (723 Caroline Street) for your copy!
here to learn more about the book.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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