Entries by HFFI Staff

Job Listing – HFFI Volunteer and Event / Fundraising Coordinator

Volunteer and Event / Fundraising Coordinator The Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc. is seeking a Volunteer & Events/ Fundraising Coordinator to work 25 hours per week. Duties would include, but are not limited to the following: Recruiting & Managing Volunteers Monitor volunteers running office during hours of operation Monitor and assist volunteers working on independent projects […]

Wet or Dry: A History of Prohibition in Fredericksburg

  Wet or Dry: A History of Prohibition in Fredericksburg By Barbra Anderson “The saloon is the devil’s headquarters on earth,” declared the Anti-Saloon League in the late 1800s. Alcohol was blamed for every social problem: poverty, domestic violence, crime, ill health, and moral turpitude. The average American man drank 88 bottles of whiskey a […]

Oh Hear That Train Whistle Blowin’

  Oh Hear That Train Whistle Blowin’ By Olivia R. Blackwell Puffs of smoke billowed up from the engine toward the sky and a cheering crowd gathered around the train as it came to a rumbling stop. It seemed as though everyone in town was gathered at the station, eagerly awaiting the door to open. […]

From Great Virginians to Gloria Swanson: A History of Smithfield and the Fredericksburg Country Club

  From Great Virginians to Gloria Swanson: A History of Smithfield and the Fredericksburg Country Club By Deborah Walters Pederson (Abridged version—for the full article, see The Journal of Fredericksburg History, Volume 11)   Its tree-lined driveway hints of something from Gone with the Wind. The place has hosted presidents, first ladies, and movie stars. […]

Five-story “One Hanover” condominium project

    On Monday, March 14th, the Fredericksburg Architectural Review Board (ARB) will review an application for a five-story condominium project to be located at the corner of Sophia and Hanover Streets. This building is proposed to be 56′ tall. The project received a variance from the city to allow it to be built 6′ […]