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Apply Now for Historical Preservation grants

from The Community Foundation’s Virginia Heritage Fund

FREDERICKSBURG, VA. (September 4, 2017)

The Community Foundation is accepting applications from area nonprofits for grants from The Virginia Heritage Fund. This fund works with museums, libraries, archives and historical societies to ensure that important local historical documents are protected and available to historians, genealogists and the public -- now and in the future. These grants support the collection and preservation of the documentary history of the Rappahannock River region and make our history broadly accessible.

The Virginia Heritage Fund was established at The Community Foundation through a generous initial gift from Paula Felder. Ms. Felder was an astute and avid historian. She worked tirelessly to record and preserve the history of the Fredericksburg region. She is the author of Forgotten Companions and Fielding Lewis and the Washington Family, as well as many articles in the Town & County section of The Free Lance-Star.

The deadline to submit grant applications online at is Monday, October 3rd by 5:00 PM.

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Pouches' Community Corner

Trains, Planes and Automobiles Kids' Race Series


From a small beginning, Cathy Weise of the Ron Rosner YMCA has developed an ambitious three-race series for kids for this summer, with the help of The Great Train Race, Shannon Airport, Dominion Raceway & Entertainment, the Fredericksburg Area Service League and Race Timing Unlimited.

Great Train Race Director Jennifer Taylor was one of the first on board.