Recognizing Local Preservation
HFFI acknowledges the individuals and groups that have made exceptional contributions to Historic Preservation in the Fredericksburg region.
Learn about Fredericksburg’s Award Winning Preservation
The Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc.’s Preservation Awards program has proven to be an effective tool in promoting broader awareness and appreciation for the value of preservation. It highlights the social and economic benefits, and encourages responsible stewardship of the Rappahannock region’s unique historic places and resources. Presented during HFFI’s Annual Membership Meeting, the awards recognize individuals or groups for notable contributions made to preservation during the previous year and/or over the course of a lifetime. Recipients are honored for a wide variety of contributions, including, for example:
Annual Preservation Achievement Awards
Awards acknowledging achievements from the past year include the E. Boyd Graves Preservation Awards, President’s Award, Lillian D. Reed Volunteer Award, Dr. Edward Alvey, Jr. Education Award, and Susan Ford Johnson Historic Preservation Award in Honor of Prince B. Woodard, (given to a deserving University of Mary Washington graduating senior).
E. Boyd Graves Preservation Award of Excellence
Publicly recognizes notable preservation achievements made by groups or individuals during the previous year that contribute to the protection, understanding, appreciation, and revitalization of the Fredericksburg region’s history and historic resources. Originally known as the Preservation Achievement Award, the name was changed in 1988 to honor the late E. Boyd Graves; a founding member of HFFI, for his many years of service to local preservation and the instrumental role he played in the protection, restoration, and adaptive reuse of some of Fredericksburg’s most recognizable historic landmarks, including, most notably, the Silversmith House (813 Sophia Street) in 1962.
Presented to an individual, group, organization, or agency that demonstrates notable leadership and initiative in support of preservation in the Fredericksburg area during the previous year.
Dr. Edward Alvey, Jr., Education Award
Recognizes significant contributions made by individuals or organizations to the advancement of preservation-related education. It honors Dr. Edward Alvey, Jr. (1902–1999), a former Dean (1934–1967) and Professor of Education (1967–1971) at Mary Washington College, and a past president and honorary director of HFFI.
Susan Ford Johnson Historic Preservation Award in Honor of Prince B. Woodard
Given to a graduating senior at the University of Mary Washington who has demonstrated superior academic achievement and made significant contributions to preservation efforts in the Fredericksburg area.
Lifetime Preservation Achievement and Service Awards
Others awards, including the Pillars of the Community Award, President’s Award, and the Executive Director’s Special Recognition Award, honor individuals and groups for notable lifetime accomplishments and dedicated service to historic preservation.
The Pillars of the Community Award
Presented in memoriam to individuals in recognition of their lifetime commitment and notable contributions to historic preservation in the Fredericksburg area.
Director’s Special Recognition Award
Recognizes individuals for long, faithful, and dedicated service to HFFI and the cause of preservation in the Fredericksburg area.