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.
Would you like to be a part of the action?
You can Join our Society Today.
make a one time Donation to further our projects. We are a 501(C) (3) Non-profit.
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 .
MEETINGS AND GATHERINGS
SFHS has no central meeting house. Meetings are held at various locations based on the topic and availability of the venue.
Locations and maps are provided by each Topic.
Meeting topics and Membership
E-mail at: SFHSINC@gmail.com
Volunteer Answering Service /Phone: 540-439-3303
Our Mail is Received at:
9842 Routts Hill Rd.
Warrenton, VA. 20186
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Or next meeting is
January 23th, 2016 3:00 PM - Speakers Meeting
Zoar Baptist church
1036 Elk Run Rd, Catlett, VA 20119
Speaker: Dennis Lobo
Time Pieces in early Fauquier County.
Do you enjoy your grandfather's old watch? Do you enjoy looking at great works of mechanical art? You don't want to miss this meeting. Our presenter is an expert in early watch design through the centuries and will bring us examples of early 17th and 18th century watches and the how, why, and detailing that make them functional works of art.
Bring your family heirloom to show off as well and ask him questions a great time to share
Bring your Friends and have a good time just talking history.
In the Mean Time Between The Meetings:
**** No Dues - No Fees ****
The SFHS Board voted unanimously at the October 2015 to discontinue the collection of membership dues. We return to a Membership by participation status. To be a member of SFHS only requires attendance at meetings or an Annual donation that is within your budget to give.
Have a project or a cemetery your working on and need some help, give us a call.
Our Format has Changed !!!!!
On Oct. 20th, 2015 the Board voted to change the Format of our meetings.
There was a consensus that the Friends of History need more time to get together and talk about history. Than lectures, and visiting the historical sites and homes in the County is most important.
Meetings will now be held quarterly, in January, October, April, and July. Locations will vary based on the topic and presenter, and at least one additional gathering of friends to eat and talk will be planned.
Society members sharing history
Visiting at Sumerduck Community Picnic Day
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
Only 5 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.
We heard you. We are meeting on a Saturday afternoon
so no Night Driving!
SFHS is here for those who love History!
Come to our gatherings and see what's old that is new to share.
Next Meeting January 23, at Zoar Baptist Church 3:00 PM
Speaker: Dennis Lobo
see below for more information