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.
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.
Jimmy Eustace surprises everyone with a grand collection and display of creamers, butter molds and grinders, from early Fauquier County.
Elk Run Bus Tours July 2014
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.
The Cedar Run Building
"Catlett Fire & Rescue"
3576 Catlett Rd
Catlett, VAView map
For more information on meeting topics and membership contact us at: SFHSINC@gmail.com
9842 Routts Hill Rd.
Warrenton, VA. 20186
Volunteer Answering Service /Phone: 540-439-3303
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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 meeting or renew on line today!
Have a project or a cemetery your working on give us a call.
Click here for Printable Program for this years schedule.
Next Speakers Meetings and Events
October 21, 2014 - 7:30 PM
Changing up were having a Video Night at the new location!
A truly remarkable 58 minute video presentation produced by Colonial Williamsburg's master gunsmith providing a glimpse into our Colonial past as we view the docudrama "Gunsmith of Williamsburg". Utilizing only period tools and techniques, the master gunsmith explains the principle parts of an early American rifle and demonstrates the gun's complex manufacturing process. You'll follow every step in a rifle's creation from the selection of wood, shaping and carving of the gunstock to the casting, forging, finishing, and embellishment of all metal parts. Even if you don't have a particular interest in gun making, you'll find the craftsmanship, tools, and techniques fascinating. This is a true "window into our past" that is sure to be interesting to all!
Installation of UNION Tombstone-
Pvt. Owen Reynolds 1st RI US. INF.
The Historical Society will be installing a tombstone for a fallen Union soldier lying unmarked in Fauquier's soil. Please Help.
9:45 Meet at Fauquier Bank parking lot to caravan to site.
10:00 Installation of tombstone.
Please contact Larry Payne if you plan to help 540-439-3303 or e-mail email@example.com.
October, 26, 2014
12 - 4 PM
Community Open House at the Elk Run Church Mini Museum
12 PM A short church
service held within the outline of the old Church foundation for the second time in
over 210 years. Using prayers printed from the Book
of Common Prayer of the Church of England, 1662, which would have been used
in worship on this site. Everyone is invited to participate in or observe this Service.
the Mini-Museum and a special Manahoac Indian artifact display before or after the Service
and view some of the artifacts of the seven year archaeological dig recovered at the
site. For more information visit the
website at www.elkrunchurch.org. Refreshments will be provided.
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
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
Meetings to be held at the
Cedar Run Building, Catlett VA.
(Catlett Fire & Rescue )
Only 9 Sets left! of this FIRST EDITION:
"Brent Town & the Elk Run Valley: A History" by Mrs. Joan Peters.
No reprint planned at this time.
Available only through Southern Fauquier Historical Society, Inc. Resource links: Check it out.