“I would like to take this opportunity to both thank AND compliment everyone at HFFI for their hard work on the Historic Pub Tour this past weekend. It is near impossible for us to believe this was the first such outing as it was so perfectly arranged and executed! We thought all the speakers were knowledgeable, articulate and extremely interesting. Again, to ALL of the HFFI associates that planned and participated—we’d like to extend our thanks and appreciation for a job well done!” -HFFI Member
HFFI Annual Meeting
Sunday, March 19, 2017
815 Princess Anne Street
1:30 p.m. New Member Meet & Greet
2:00 p.m. Meeting
Join HFFI for their Annual Meeting on Sunday, March 19th at the Renwick building in downtown Fredericksburg. New and prospective members are welcome at 1:30 for a meet and greet, meeting will begin at 2:00 pm.
We will be reporting on 2016 and presenting the 2017 Preservation Awards to recognize Fredericksburg’s outstanding achievements in historic preservation for 2016. Refreshments to follow.
Please join us and see what we’ve been up to!
Civil War Diarist Lecture Series
Wednesday March 29, April 5, April 12, 2017
815 Princess Anne Street, 2nd Floor
FREE – Open to the Public
HFFI is honored to host three local scholars to speak about three amazing women that documented their day-to-day experiences during the Civil War. Their personal journals are testament to their strength and courage during the most trying times of their lives and are a missing link to part of our region, and nation’s, history.
Jane Howison Beale
Speaker, John Hennessy
Speaker, Michelle Hamilton
Speaker, Andrew Talkov
Dead in Fred—Historic Tombstone Tour
Take this unique tour to learn about the interesting history of tombstones. Find out more about how tombstones have changed over the decades and reflect the time period when they were created. The story behind the symbols and imagery will have you take a second look next time you walk past a cemetery. UMW Professor Andrea Livi Smith will lead the tour and share her extensive research on the topic.
Check back for more information and details.
Caroline Street in 1957 Walking Tour
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Join us for a fun day in downtown Fredericksburg filled with antique cars and Main Street at it’s finest!
Help us celebrate 60 years of our show hosts, Historic Fredericksburg Region AACA, with a look at downtown in 1957. What movies were playing? Where did residents shop? Who came down Caroline Street in yearly parades?
Enjoy the stories surrounded by the streets that made them.
Interested in showing your classic car at the show? Contact the J. Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Pints for Preservation
You won’t want to miss this fun evening of cocktails in historic places! Mingle with fellow preservation-minded people and enjoy a social evening inside one of our city’s great historic locations.
Stay tuned for more info!
Kids events to experience historic buildings, timber-frame barns, and our unique historic downtown.
“Getting Bombed in Fredericksburg” – the next installment in HFFI’s renowned Historic Pub Tours.
“Hidden Fredericksburg” – see the rarely seen side of Fredericksburg’s past.