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Open House at The Lewis Store

Sunday, February 23, 2014
1:00 – 4:00 PM

(1200 Caroline Street)

Join us on Sunday afternoon, February 23rd, for an Open House at the Historic Lewis Store, main office for the Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc. (HFFI).  There will be an exciting presentation on the history of Lafayette Boulevard (in-town portion) that will include stories, images, and information on the buildings and properties from this section of the original U.S. Route 1. The presentation will begin at 2:00pm.

The second installment of the Vintage Route 1, 20th-Century History Exhibit Series will also be on display.  Exhibits will feature Hotels in Fredericksburg, The Civil Rights Movement in Fredericksburg, and The History of Lafayette Boulevard.

Stop by and learn more about HFFI and the what they have planned for 2014.  Chat about history, enjoy the exhibits, or learn how you can be part of the Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc.

Please stop by between 1-4pm on Sunday afternoon to see us!  Light refreshments will be served.


Dressing the Modern Woman

March 15, 2014
1:00 PM

(907 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401)

Learn about the evolution of women's clothing and the female silhouette with the Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc. and the Fredericksburg Area Museum's special presentation on Saturday, March 15th from 1:00 - 3:00 pm.  Watch as live models and presenters explore the layers that create the familiar shapes of the Colonial, Civil War, and Victorian fashions.

Historic clothing scholars from the Rappahannock Colonial Heritage Society, the Civil War Civilians of Spottsylvania, and Costumer's Guild West, Inc. will be discussing historic clothing replicas that they have created themselves, as well as their experiences in studying and constructing garments.

The event will be held at the Fredericksburg Area Museum in the Town Hall building on the 3rd floor.  (907 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg)  There is no fee to attend the presentation, but guests should call to reserve their seat.  Contact HFFI at 540-371-4504 or email events@hffi.org to save your spot for this wonderful event!


HFFI Annual Meeting

March 23rd
2:00 – 4:00 PM

(Library Headquarters - 1201 Caroline Street)

Join the Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc. for their Annual Meeting on March 23rd at library headquarters. In coordination with women's history month, featured speaker, Elizabeth Daly, will be presenting her research on the female pioneers of preservation in Fredericksburg, “Women Power: The Women of Fredericksburg Step Up”. The talk is sure to be an interesting and new topic for many.

There will also be annual updates from HFFI's committees, an opportunity to renew memberships, and purchase tickets to upcoming 2014 events. This event is open to the public and light refreshments will be served.

For more information: 540-371-4504.


Kick off of Hallowed Ground/ FAMCC Bricks & Boards Tour

April 5, 2014

Hallowed Ground Tours and the Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center host a weekly walking tour of downtown's history and architectural details and HFFI invites everyone to take advantage of this great resource. Anyone entertaining out of town guests for the weekend should be sure to attend this entertaining walk through Fredericksburg's history.

Tours meet at 10:00 am in Market Square. For more information see the FAMCC website.


Earth Day Festival 2014

April 12th
11:00AM – 3:00 PM

(Old Mill Park, Fredericksburg)

HFFI will be bringing their wildly popular Junior Archaeology Lab to Old Mill Park to celebrate Earth Day and share how “green” preservation really is!

Be sure not to miss this day of family fun!


HFFI attends the Hallowed Ground/ FAMCC Tour of Downtown & Charles Street

April 19, 2014

Hallowed Ground Tours and the Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center host a variety of wonderful tours and HFFI invites everyone to take advantage of this great resource.

This tour will take guests through the downtown neighborhoods around the Lewis Store and the Mary Washington House. Tour meets at 11:30 am in Market Square.

For more information visit their website at www.hallowedgroundtours.com. Be sure to confirm the tour details or check for any last minute changes closer to the event by going to their website or contacting them at 540-809-3918 / tourmaster@hallowedgroundtours.com.


HFFI attends the Hallowed Ground/ FAMCC Tour of Lower Caroline Street

May 24, 2014

Hallowed Ground Tours and the Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center host a variety of wonderful tours and HFFI invites everyone to take advantage of this great resource.

This tour will take guests around the Lower Caroline Neighborhood, location of the 2013 Candlelight Tour. Tour meets at 11:30 am in the Commuter Parking lot at the corner of Caroline and Prince Frederick Street.

For more information visit their website at www.hallowedgroundtours.com. Be sure to confirm the tour details or check for any last minute changes closer to the event by going to their website or contacting them at 540-809-3918 / tourmaster@hallowedgroundtours.com.


Jane Beale Tea

Sunday, May 31, 2014
Time: TBA

(123 Lee Drive, Fredericksburg)

Inspired by one of HFFI's best selling publications, A Woman in a War-Torn Town: The Journal of Jane Howison Beale, join us for afternoon tea with Jane herself. A full tea service will be included with your ticket, as well as entertainment, and a tour of the event location, Breahead Manor.


Fredericksburg Social at Roxbury Farm and Garden Center

Thursday, June 19, 2014

(601 Lafayette Boulevard)

With spring having sprung and summer blooms on their way, what better place to have a Fredericksburg Social that Roxbury Farm and Garden Center! Roxbury is the place to go for your gardening needs, but have you ever taken a good look around? Set on the original path of Route 1, this location has seen many changes. The name of the street, the businesses that have set up shop on the land, and even the colorful history of the buildings are an exciting story guests will have an opportunity hear.

The event will include beverages and snacks, as well as a cash bar, and a guided tour around Roxbury's grounds. Tickets are on sale prior to the event and at the door. Buy your tickets early and save!

Beautiful scenery included -no extra charge.


HFFI attends the Hallowed Ground/ FAMCC Tour of Hanover Street

July 5, 2014

Hallowed Ground Tours and the Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center host a variety of wonderful tours and HFFI invites everyone to take advantage of this great resource.

This tour will take guests through the Hanover Street Neighborhood. Tour meets at 11:30 am at the corner of Princess Anne and Hanover Streets.

For more information visit their website at www.hallowedgroundtours.com. Be sure to confirm the tour details or check for any last minute changes closer to the event by going to their website or contacting them at 540-809-3918 / tourmaster@hallowedgroundtours.com.


Evening Tour of Downtown's Historic Pubs

July, 2014
Date and time TBA

Downtown Fredericksburg is home to many things, government buildings, stores, and beautiful homes. But let us not forget the many pubs that have been or still are operating in the Downtown Historic District. Learn the who, what, and why behind your favorite watering hole in downtown with a variety of tour guides leading the way.

Tickets will be limited and must be purchased in advance. Check back for more information on dates and ticket sales.


HFFI at the Farmers Market

August 2, 2014
Hurkamp Park, Fredericksburg

Pack up your reusable grocery bags, bring the dogs, and head out to the Fredericksburg Farmers Market. As part of the expanded Farmers Market on the first Saturday of each month HFFI will be there to join in the fun.


HFFI attends the Hallowed Ground/ FAMCC Tour of Washington Avenue

August 30, 2014

Hallowed Ground Tours and the Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center host a variety of wonderful tours, and HFFI invites everyone to take advantage of this great resource.

This tour will take guests through the Washington Avenue Neighborhood. Tour meets at 11:30 am at the George Rogers Clark Memorial on the green in front of the Lewis Plantation.

For more information visit their website at www.hallowedgroundtours.com. Be sure to confirm the tour details or check for any last minute changes closer to the event by going to their website or contacting them at 540-809-3918 / tourmaster@hallowedgroundtours.com.

Vintage Route 1 Event

September 6, 2014

Put on your bobby socks and head to Riverfront Park for HFFI's Third Annual Vintage Route 1 Event! Learn about Fredericksburg's 20th-century history with guided tours, a vintage clothing fashion show, children's activities, classic cars, and exhibits showcasing Fredericksburg recent past.

This year's Streetcar Tour will focus on Fredericksburg 1940s history and the walking tour will highlight stories told by Fredericksburg residents in HFFI's Oral History collection. Tickets for tours will be on sale July 1, 2014. Check back for more information as the event draws closer.

If you or your business are interested in getting involved with the Vintage Route 1 Event or would like to be a sponsor please contact route1@hffi.org.


First Friday Open House

October 3, 2014

Celebrate fall at HFFI's First Friday Open House. Enjoy the fall weather and visit the Historic Lewis Store to see the latest history exhibit.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.


HFFI attends the Hallowed Ground/ FAMCC Tour of Lower Caroline Street

October 11, 2014

Hallowed Ground Tours and the Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center host a variety of wonderful tours, and HFFI invites everyone to take advantage of this great resource.

This tour will take guests around the Lower Caroline Neighborhood, location of the 2013 Candlelight Tour. Tour meets at 11:30 am in the Commuter Parking lot at the corner of Caroline and Prince Frederick Street.

For more information visit their website at www.hallowedgroundtours.com. Be sure to confirm the tour details or check for any last minute changes closer to the event by going to their website or contacting them at 540-809-3918 / tourmaster@hallowedgroundtours.com.


College Heights Tour

November, 2014

Join University of Mary Washington Professor, Michael Spencer, for a guided tour of the historic College Heights neighborhood. Learn the history of the University of Mary Washington area, including the history of buildings that are now part of the campus, through historic photos, maps, and extensive research efforts.


44th Annual Candlelight Tour

December 13-14, 2014

It wouldn't be the Holidays without HFFI's Downtown Candlelight Tour. Stay tuned for more details about where the tour will be held this year, but as always, it is sure to deliver beautiful homes with gorgeous decorations.


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