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Fredericksburg Memories
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Central Rappahannock Heritage Center 
A place that loses its history loses its soul
Message From The Chairman
Throwback Thursday is a special event hosted by the Heritage Center November 7 from 6-9 PM at Kybecca's in downtown Fredericksburg. It features live music by Karen Jonas and Tim Bray, delicious food and drink, and a special raffle to win a "Bucket of Bourbon" or a "Bucket of Tequila" or a "Bucket of Wine." Each "bucket" contains three top-shelf bottles for the winner to enjoy. Tickets to our fundraiser cost $65 per person and include the food, one beverage, and one raffle ticket. More raffle tickets and drinks may be purchased during the event. The evening is sure to be enjoyable and benefit The Center, so join us! See details about buying your tickets elsewhere in the newsletter.
Thanks to a grant received earlier this year, we are upgrading some of our hardware and communication systems. A new router was installed in August. Last week new WiFi access parts and cables were replaced. Troubleshooting by our regular technician revealed that clogged ink jets in our old printers have caused repeated, longstanding performance failures. We are soliciting estimates to replace these printers. All our volunteers who enter data and/or help researchers will be very happy to have these problems resolved, thus enhancing productivity and reducing frustration levels!
Barbara Barrett, Chairman
The Heritage Center 

To Benefit the Central Rappahannock Heritage Center

November 7, 2019
402 William St., Fredericksburg

Tickets $65 per person

Tickets include:

Delicious Food
One Drink
One Raffle Ticket

Bucket Raffle

Enter a raffle to win a Bucket of Bourbon, a Bucket of Tequila or a Bucket of Wine. Each "bucket" contains three unique top-shelf bottles 
for the winner to enjoy. You do not need to be present to win!

Additional drinks and raffle tickets can be purchased
 throughout the evening.

Present your ticket stub at Kybecca any day after the event 
and receive one free order of Kybecca Frites!

Limited tickets available
Buy your tickets today!

Available on our website or at The Center, 
Tuesday through Thursday,  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To help offset the cost of this fundraiser, the following sponsorship opportunities are available:

Music Sponsor
Food Sponsor
Bar Sponsor
Raffle Sponsor

If you are interested in becoming a  Throwback Thursday  sponsor, 
sponsorship information  is  available on The Center's  website . You may also contact Meredith Beckett at  mbeckett@crhcarchives.org   or at  540-371-9232.

Welcome New Members
Ms. Mary Hartigan
Ms. Janet Sullivan Ms. April Wegner

Heritage Center memberships support the important work done by The Center.
The Central Rappahannock Heritage Center is a non-profit, all-volunteer archives whose mission is to preserve historically valuable material of the region and make it available to the public for research. 
Please join us as part of the Heritage Center's preservation team.  As a  member, you will be helping to preserve our priceless local history.
Click here to become a member today!

Thank you for your support,
The Heritage Center

Bill Vakos Jr.

Jon and Meredith Beckett

Lucy and Wayne Harman

Kitty Farley and Vic Ramoneda

The Cohen Family 

The Greene Family

To become a Heritage Center Sponsor, please visit our website.  If you have any questions, please contact The Heritage Center at (540) 373-3704.

The Heritage Center Volunteers

The important preservation work of The Heritage Center would not be possible without our dedicated volunteers.

The Center currently has a staff of over 45 volunteers.  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at The Center, please email Meredith Beckett.

Veterans Day

On November 11th, we celebrate Veterans Day. Canada and Australia celebrate Remembrance Day. Veterans Day, originally Armistice Day, began as a way to honor the living veterans of World War I. The date was chosen because the armistice that ended the actual fighting was November 11, 1918. World War I was called "the war to end all wars" or the "Great War." In 1938 it became a Federal holiday. Then came World War II and the Korean War creating more veterans and the name was changed from Armistice Day to Veterans Day. There is no apostrophe, it is not a day belonging to veterans, but a day to honor veterans. During World War II, when it became obvious that World War I was not the war to end all wars, there was a proposal to rename Armistice Day Mayflower Day. November 11, 1620 was the day the Mayflower Compact was signed; the idea found little support. For a while, the day was celebrated on the fourth Monday of October. This was unpopular; November 11th was the important day. Since 1978 the holiday has been celebrated on the 11th, unless it falls on a Saturday or Sunday. If it does, the legal holiday becomes the previous Friday or the following Monday.

Red silk poppies, sold by the American Legion, are a tradition from the "Great War." A poem, "In Flanders Field," by a Canadian surgeon, who noticed that the red poppies were the first flowers to grow on the former battlefields. The Georgia American Legion was the first organization to sell red silk poppies to raise funds for veterans.

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In Fredericksburg, on Monday, November 11th, a procession to honor and remember all veterans, will walk from Mary Ball Street and Washington Avenue to the War Memorial, across Barton Street from the Heritage Center.

To learn more about local veterans, visit the Center, where there are many stories about our local heroes.

Beth Daly
Volunteer, The Heritage Center

Collections Report

The following collections were accessioned in October:

Rappahannock Rotary Club/Martha Hutzel
  • Six years of new member notebooks
  • Newsletters (March 26, 2019 - August 13, 2019)
  • Miscellaneous club business/news
Bobby B. Crisp
  • Records from The Women's Club of Fredericksburg including        photographs, 2014-2016
Fairfax Regional Library/Chris Barbuschak
  • 1977 Real Estate Atlas of Spotsylvania County, Virginia. Second Edition
Town & Country Garden Club/Teri H. Clark
  • Records pertaining to Town & Country Garden Club
Joni Ulman Lewis/Catharine J. Farley
  • Maury Elementary School Newsletter, October 28, 1971
Barbara H. Cecil
  • Photograph of "Babes in Toyland" Christmas play. Ca. 1950 taken at Montfort Academy.
Dorothy Curtis/Elizabeth Daly
  • World War II Ration books. Mary Curtis James and Clarence Curtis James
Elizabeth Nolan
  • James Monroe High School Reunions
  • Nolan family documents
  • Postcards
Ray Campbell
  • Two Caroline County Land Books, 1782-1795 Volume one - District A and Volume two - District B.
Jere M. H. Willis, Jr./Barbara P. Willis
  • Catesby Willis, biography of life on Prince Edward St. Original and a transcription
  • 16 mm film of Fredericksburg flood and J. W. Masters
  • Negatives of Fredericksburg
Roy Surles
  • Newspaper articles
  • Farmers Almanacs

John Reifenberg
Collections Manager, The Heritage Center
Can you identify this photo?

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Can you identify the three gentlemen celebrating the successful move of the Gothic Revival House? The house was moved from 408 George Street around the corner to 804 Charles Street in 1984.

Please contact Sharon Null at snull@crhcarchives.org with any information concerning this picture.
The Heritage Center gladly provides research services.  Please contact The Center for rates.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 
10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturdays by appointment
Please call to schedule during weekday business hours
900 Barton Street #111
Fredericksburg, VA
(540) 373-3704 

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The Circle Unbroken: Civil War Letters of the Knox Family of Fredericksburg  
On sale now at The Heritage Center 
$29.70 for members 
$33.00 for non-members  

Daisy Turner's Kin
An African American Family Saga
Jane C. Beck 
On sale now at The Heritage Center 

Fredericksburg Memories
A Pictorial History of the 1800s through the 1930s

On sale now at The Heritage Center

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