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Southern Fauquier Historical Society, Inc.
Our Mission

  

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.
 

 
 
Have a collection you would like to show-off or local history to share and preserve? We would like to know.
Contact us at
SFHSinc@gmail.com. 
 
  
    


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October 25, 2014 
SFHS Members with the help of the Sons of Confederate Veterans Black Horse Camp#780  and the Fauquier Family Cemetery Foundation to install tombstone for Pvt. Owen Reynolds near Catlett after 152 years in an unmarked grave.  Family Members from New York and Richmond attended .


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Elk Run Bus Tours July 2014

Bus Tour at Elk Run July 2014


  
 Meeting/ Events 
 
Meetings are held at the 
   
The Cedar Run Building
"Catlett Fire & Rescue"  
3576 Catlett Rd
Catlett, VA
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Contact Information:
Meeting topics and Membership 
Volunteer Answering Service /Phone: 540-439-3303

Our Mail iReceived at: 
SFHS, INC
9842 Routts Hill Rd.
Warrenton, VA. 20186

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The Annual 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. 

Please bring your check to the February meeting or renew on line today!

 Have a project or a cemetery your working on and need some help, give us a call. 


Our Format has Changed !!!!!

September is so full of events, we felt a meeting would be just too much for everyone. So please help us out by attending some of the great events coming up this September, and volunteer to spend a couple of hours at one of our table exhibits.

September Events:

September ? Pending Notice, 2015
Summerduck Ruitan Picnic

We are still waiting for information on this annual event.

September 19th, 2015
Goldvien Jubilee, 10 until 4 PM.
Monroe Park, 
Goldvien Virginia

A great time at for the family, good food, fun events, the Society will be set up with a history booth to share some of our efforts, and learn about what is new. VOlunteer or just come on out and support the Friends of Monroe Park and the Museum.

September 26, 2015
Heritage Day - 11 AM to 3 PM
Warrenton Virginia

The Society this year will not be having a display at the event, but members are busy participating with other history groups to share history of the area.  Visit the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail and explore all the new exhibits, children can wash socks, or have an interview and photo with various living historians.  The John Barton Payne Building across the street will be holding the Virginia Railroader's exhibit, and at the Spillman Lawn an number of Civil War re-enactors will be telling the story of the war.   


Meetings 

October 20, 2015 - 7:30 PM
Evening Speakers Meeting
The Cedar Run Building
"Catlett Fire & Rescue"

On October 20, 2015 at 7:30 PM , Marc Leepson will deliver a Banner Lecture entitled “What So Proudly We Hailed: Francis Scott Key, A Life.”

What So Proudly We Hailed: Francis Scott Key, A LifeJust about every American knows the name Francis Scott Key, but very few know anything more about him other than the fact that he wrote “The Star-Spangled Banner.” But there was much more to Francis Scott Key. One of the most famous, admired, and accomplished men in the early American Republic, Key was a patriotic, pious, hard-working, and well-connected Washington, D.C., lawyer. He had a thriving private legal practice; argued more than a hundred cases before the Supreme Court; and served as U.S. attorney in Washington for eight years. A confidant of President Andrew Jackson, Key was a member of Old Hickory’s kitchen cabinet and handled many sensitive legal matters for the Jackson Administration. Marc Leepson’s new biography, What So Proudly We Hailed, describes in detail how Key found himself in Baltimore Harbor on the night of September 13, 1814. It goes on to recount the other important events of his life, including his role as a founding member and one of the leaders of the American Colonization Society.

Marc Leepson, historian and former staff writer for Congressional Quarterly in Washington, is the author of eight books, including Saving Monticello, Lafayette: Idealist General, and What So Proudly We Hailed: Francis Scott Key, A Life.

A presentation you don't want to miss.

Admission Free: Voluntary donation at the door.








Society members sharing history 


Visiting at Sumerduck Community Picnic Day 9/20/2014


Eustace family holds the Fort at Heritage Day and shares our history

9/20/2014



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
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SOUTHERN FAUQUIER AT IN-LAND WAR OF 1812

Southern Fauquier and the Fauquier Bank dedicate  rose garden in the Memory of the men from Fauquier County May 10, 2014.


Ed Wenger escorts Mrs Madison on to opening of Museum Exhibit


Jimmy Eustace surprises everyone with a grand collection and display of creamers, butter molds and grinders, from early Fauquier County.

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updated 8/14/2015