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Join us on September 12th for the Vintage Route 1 Event! Celebrating Fredericksburg's 20th-century history with tours, classic cars, history displays, and fun family activities! Read more below!
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Welcome Erin!

The search is over! We have hired a new office manager and are very excited for everyone to meet her. Erin Benitez only recently moved to Fredericksburg but has visited and appreciated our historic city for many years.
 
She brings with her a wealth of non-profit experience and great enthusiasm for Fredericksburg and its history. Welcome Erin!
 
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Vintage Route 1 Event!

Celebrate Fredericksburg's twentieth-century history at HFFI's annual Vintage Route 1 Event!

The festivities will take place on Upper Princess Anne Street this year at the General Washington Executive Center, right across the street from Carl's! The guided walking tour will focus on the surrounding area, including the land north of Fredericksburg that was annexed in 1940.

This year's activities will include classic cars from the Historic Fredericksburg Region AACA, history exhibits, a vintage clothing display, and a variety of kid- and family-friendly activities! New this year will be a Fredericksburg 20th-century Quiz Game! Come test your knowledge of Fredericksburg from the 1900s–1970s.

Don't miss your chance to learn about Fredericksburg's recent history and spend a fun day on "Highway #1"! Visit www.VintageRoute1.com to learn more about the event.

Reserve your spot on the walking tour today by calling the Lewis Store or stopping by Wednesday through Friday from 12–3 p.m. Tickets are $12/$15 (HFFI members and students/non-members).
 
ALL OTHER ACTIVITIES ARE FREE!

A special thank you to our event sponsors Dr. Jazrial Cruz, D.D.S. and Mason-Dixon Cafe! Your support is very much appreciated!

 


 




If you would like to volunteer a few hours of your time at this year’s event, please contact us at route1@hffi.org. It’s a great way to meet like-minded people and get a chance to help out a fun event!  We hope you’ll join us!
 
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HFFI Board of Directors

This spring and summer has been so full of changes and activity within HFFI that it was brought to our attention we never introduced our new Board of Directors and Executive Committee! Below is a list of HFFI’s Board for 2015.
 
Emily Taggart Schricker—President
Carthon Davis, III—Vice-President
Barbra Anderson—Secretary
Scott Walker—Treasurer
 
Richard Hansen
Regis Keddie, III
Mary Maher
Leslie Pugh
 
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Upcoming HFFI Events


Vintage Route 1 Event
Saturday, September 12

General Washington Executive Center
2217 Princess Anne Street

HFFI's celebration of Fredericksburg's 20th-century history returns with new stories, a new tour, and a new location!
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Historic Taverns of
William Street Tour

Saturday, October 3
(Date may change- TBD)

Downtown Fredericksburg

This brand new tour will focus on Fredericksburg's "Restaurant Row" and trust us, it's an interesting history.
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Annual Holiday
Candlelight Tour

Saturday-Sunday,
December 12-13

Downtown Fredericksburg

You will love what we are preparing for this year's tour! As usual beautiful homes and inspiring decorations will be on view for you to enjoy. Keep an eye out for tickets to go on sale this fall.
 

HFFI Volunteer Opportunities

 
Can you spare an afternoon or a few hours a month to help HFFI? 

We are currently in need of help with the following projects:



Tending to the desk at the Lewis Store, Wednesday -Friday.
Noon - 3:00 p.m.

 
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Assistance with the Candlelight Tour

 
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Writing very short articles for the newsletter

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Introducing a speaker from HFFI to talk to your organization about the benefits of HFFI membership

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Wordpress updates for new HFFI website

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Helping with graphic design of newsletters and various booklets

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HFFI Ambassadors to greet visitors at events

 
Historic Renwick Building

The City of Fredericksburg is continuing its progress toward contracting with an architectural/engineering team to complete a Historic Structure Report for the Renwick Courthouse property on Princess Anne Street. The report will also include information about the Wallace Library building and the former jail behind the old courthouse. 

Read more here in this update from the Economic Development Authority. The article states that there will be public engagement throughout the process. We here at HFFI will do our best to keep you informed of the latest activity and opportunities for input.
 
Updated report on local resources—SEHSR

The project archaeological background review and predictive model report has recently been completed for the cultural resources associated with the DC to Richmond segment of the Southeast High Speed Rail project. If you would like to review this document to submit comments, please contact HFFI for a digital copy of the report or to review a printed version (540-371-4504). Comments must be submitted by Friday, August 28th.
 
For more information and to stay up-to-date on the latest news for the project, please visit www.dc2rvarail.com
 

Additional Virginia Historic Site Events



Saturdays: Railroad Train Rides—Rappahannock Railroad Museum

8/22: Building George's House -Timber Hewing Demonstration—Ferry Farm

8/29: Regency-Era Fashion Show—James Monroe Museum

9/4: First Friday—Downtown Fredericksburg

9/11-13: Our Living Legacies—Washington Heritage Museum

9/12: Saving Mary's Home, 125th Anniversary Celebration—Mary Washington House

9/23: Home School Day—Ferry Farm

10/3: Concert, "Music for Mr. Monroe"—James Monroe Museum

10/4: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community Day—Ferry Farm

10/5-10: Fall Opening of the St. James House—Washington Heritage Museum

10/8: Home School Day—Kenmore

10/17: Colonial Fashion Show—Rising Sun Tavern
 
Please check with the sponsoring organizations prior to any event to confirm details.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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and organizations

that support HFFI
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