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Historic Fredericksburg Foundation to Celebrate Historic Preservation Month Throughout Community

The Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc. (HFFI) will be celebrating Historic Preservation month this May with lectures, tours, and informative articles to remind the community of the city’s preservation successes and future preservation opportunities. By reaching out to all historic building-lovers who appreciate these valued resources, HFFI is excited to provide the educational opportunities their organization is dedicated to provide.

Fredericksburg, VA, April 16, 2016 --( The Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc. (HFFI) is excited to announce the array of activities scheduled to celebrate Historic Preservation Month this May in “America’s Most Historic City.”

Partnering with various city organizations, HFFI will reach out to the community through lectures, tours, articles, and a graphic campaign on Facebook to remind the Fredericksburg and Rappahannock community of the city’s preservation successes and future preservation opportunities.

Kicking off this important month will be a free community event, “Maintaining your Historic Home.” A series of local experts and craftspeople will be speaking on Saturday, April 30 at 10:00 am at the Library Headquarters in downtown to help historic home and building owners better care for their own pieces of history. A free historic homeowner handbook will be available for all who attend.

Researchers are compiling preservation successes throughout downtown to be featured on a walking tour Saturday, May 21. Blog articles will be posted on throughout the month - including a guest student blogger from the University of Mary Washington, Historic Preservation Department.

And for those who prefer to get their data from Facebook memes - a graphics campaign will be launched to highlight Fredericksburg’s preservation achievements.

HFFI Director of Operations, Emily Taggart Schricker is excited for HFFI to celebrate preservation month this year with the community, “Fredericksburg is fortunate to be surrounded by history and preservation 365 days a year. In May we look forward to being able to acknowledge some of the great preservation success stories here in our city. We will be highlighting Fredericksburg’s accomplishments and encourage people to continue that momentum around town and with their own buildings.” HFFI is partnering with the Fredericksburg Main Street Association to bring the Facebook graphics campaign to computer screens everywhere - just one step in the partnership between the veteran historic preservation organization founded in 1955, and the new Main Street organization working diligently to breath new life into downtown’s historic commercial district.

List of HFFI Preservation Month activities -

· “Maintaining your Historic Home” – presentation on April 30, 2016, 10:00 am Central Rappahannock Library, 1201 Caroline Street – Free event

· Preservation walking Tour – May 21, 2016 – 10:00 am, Downtown Fredericksburg – fee to attend

· Blog posts further investigating preservation successes in Fredericksburg
- Guest blog post by University of Mary Washington, Historic Preservation Senior, Sam Biggers

· Graphics campaign on Facebook

For additional information please contact Emily Taggart Schricker
540-371-4504 or
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