Southern Fauquier Historical Society, Inc.
Southern Fauquier Historical Society, Inc. is a group of everyday people that joined together for the purpose of documentation, preservation, and education of future generations on the history, culture and growth of Fauquier County and the surrounding areas. Our interest are not limited to one period time, culture or interest. Our purpose is to promote the belief that a community’s history is an integrated fabric of both physical and social elements embracing all social, cultural and ethnic groups woven together through a series of events. The factual presentation of these events without censorship or revisionism is critical to preserving our heritage.
To this purpose we strive to preserve artifacts and develop a document repository for education; continue through public awareness, the documentation, survey, and preservation of existing historical resources; conduct on going educational and workshop programs related to the history of Fauquier County in schools and in other public gatherings; and provide a venue for researchers and genealogist to both research and share their findings with other lay and professional historians.
We hope you will join us.
New Kid on the Block
The SFHS, Board is please to announce that we as an out growth of our cemetery preservation program an independent Foundation for the preservation of Family Cemeteries in Fauquier County has been formed.
The Fauquier Family Cemetery Foundation, Inc, is established to provide a resource to the land owners and descendants of family cemeteries to have a reliable overseer in the community monitoring and in some cases doing light maintenance of the independent cemeteries on private property through the county.
The fledgling Foundation is working on documents, e-mails, websites, and links will be added soon. For more information contact:
Lory Payne @ 540-439-3303. or e-mail us at FFCF2012@gmail.com
October 6, Catlett Days
Member Ed Wenger tells about the life and times of the Revolutionary War Soldier. March 2012
Would you like to be a part of the action?
You can Subscribe and Join our Society Today.
or make a one time Donation to further our projects. We are a 501(C) (3) Non-profit.
Meetings every third Tuesday of the Month 7:30 PM - September through May, except December.
Zoar Baptist Church Educational Building, Bristersburg, Virginia ; View map
For more information on meeting topics and membership contact us at: SFHSINC@gmail.com
9842 Routts Hill Rd.
Warrenton, VA. 20186
Fauquier County's Sesquicentennial Committees Links
Virginia is Ground Zero in 2013
for the Civil War Sesquicentennial
The Annul Membership Dues $20.00 per Member or $30.00 per household. Effective January 1/ and due by March 15th of each year to sustain membership.
Whats new !
The Board voted to create a new position and we need a volunteer:
Oral History Archivist and Coordinator -
We need someone to step up and help us out. The job is not hard and on your own time. You work with members to collect from the other members, catalog and store, the digital and tape media of the Society, and to arrange and coordinate oral history interviews.
To volunteer email your interest to SFHSINC@GMAIL.com
Have a project or a cemetery your working on give us a call.
Click here for Printable Program for this years schedule.
Next Speakers Meeting
April 13, 2013 - 10 AM to 4 PM
Fauquier County Cemetery Conservation
John Barton Payne Building; 2 Court House Square, Warrenton, Va 20186
Cemeteries are some of our most significant and complex cultural resources--and in many cases, some of the most fragile. Knowing how to best care for them can be complicated. This one-day workshop will provide volunteers and professionals alike with a general overview of current cemetery conservation and documentation strategies designed to reduce inadvertent damage.
Click here for flyer and more information
Cancelled Frontiers Days
We regret the Fauquier Parks and Recreation have cancelled Frontiers Days this year. It will not be held in April.
SFHS Regular Meeting at Zoar Baptist
*** Note Date and time change to
Saturday - April 20, 2013 - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Julia Parrish -
Genealogist and granddaughter of Clyde and Julia Lomax. We will learn the history, life and contribution of
the Lomax Family in Fauquier County.
May 21, 2013 - 7:30 PM
SFHS Regular Meeting at Zoar Baptist Church
Speaker: Don Tharpe - Rappahannock
Archaeology Ludwell’s Farm on the Rappahannock. A delightful trip back in time to one of the earliest
known house sites on the Rappahannock.
June 18, 2013 - 7:30 PM
SFHS Annual Business Meeting at Zoar Baptist Church
At this time the members are invited to attend and discuss next years programs, projects and ideas to help preserve history and share history in Fauquier County.
Members are encouraged to suggest any special projects they would like the Society to consider either to undertake, assist or support and the Board will consider every idea and see if we as a Society can help.
e-mail ideas to: SFHSINC@gmail.com with the topics by June 10th so it can be placed on the agenda as new business.
June 22, 2013 - 10 AM-4:00 PM
Monroe Gold Mine Museum, Goldvien Va.
The Civil War in Southern Fauquier.
(More to follow)
July 18-21 - Visit the Civil War Living History Village at the Fauquier County Fair
Exhibits include the 2nd Texas dismounted Cavalry' Captian Sally, and the medicin of the period, cooking, artillery display games of the period for the children and life skills of the 1860's. Come by an dchat a spell.