Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc.

Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc. HFFI works to preserve, protect, and revitalize the distinctive historic environment and cultural resources of the Fredericksburg area. The Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc.

(HFFI), is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1955 to preserve, protect, and revitalize the distinctive historic environment and cultural heritage of the Fredericksburg region. The Foundation pursues this mission through advocacy, education and outreach, and financial and technical support.

(HFFI), is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1955 to preserve, protect, and revitalize the distinctive historic environment and cultural heritage of the Fredericksburg region. The Foundation pursues this mission through advocacy, education and outreach, and financial and technical support.

Operating as usual

The Fredericksburg City Architectural Review Board (ARB) next meets tonight (Monday November 22, 2021) at 7:00 P.M. Up f...
11/22/2021

The Fredericksburg City Architectural Review Board (ARB) next meets tonight (Monday November 22, 2021) at 7:00 P.M.
Up for discussion are projects at the following properties:

Consent Agenda-
- 707-709 Prince Edward Street
- 401 Princess Anne Street
- 1104 Charles Street
- 1014 Prince Edward Street
- 1019 Princess Anne Street
- 307 Lewis Street

Public Agenda-
- 901 Caroline Street (although this is considered an in-kind project)
- 525 Caroline Street

📸: View of proposed Elevation, 525 Caroline Street
📸: Detail of window, 901 Caroline Street

View the agenda here: https://www.fredericksburgva.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_11222021-1503?html=true

This meeting is being held in person in Council Chambers. Written public comments will be accepted before 4:00 pm on Monday afternoon.

Members of the public have been invited to attend in person or access this meeting by public access television Cox Channel 84, Verizon Channel 42, online at www.regionalwebtv.com/fredcc, or Facebook live at City of Fredericksburg, Virginia Government

#lovefxbg #preservefxbg #architecture #historicarchitecture #historicpreservation #historicdistrict

501 Caroline Street - 1962 - Know as John Paul Jones House #tbt, #historicfredericksburgva
11/18/2021

501 Caroline Street - 1962 - Know as John Paul Jones House #tbt, #historicfredericksburgva

501 Caroline Street - 1962 - Know as John Paul Jones House #tbt, #historicfredericksburgva

From our neighbors to the north— DC Preservation League is hosting a free webinar on Thursday about the history of DC ro...
11/17/2021

From our neighbors to the north— DC Preservation League is hosting a free webinar on Thursday about the history of DC row houses. Take a lunch break and check it out. Registration information in the link.

#WebinarWednesday #HistoricPreservation #ArchitecturalHistory

209 Fauquier StreetThe Colonial brick house at 209 Fauquier Street was moved to this lot in 1930. Built in 1837 on the n...
11/15/2021

209 Fauquier Street
The Colonial brick house at 209 Fauquier Street was moved to this lot in 1930. Built in 1837 on the northeast corner of Fauquier and Princess Anne streets by Ephraim Francis, a carpenter. It was mistakenly known as the Charles Washington house. Washington, however, had moved to Charles Town, West Virginia decades before the structure was built. When it was announced that Route 1 would pass through Fredericksburg using Princess Anne Street and Lafayette Boulevard, L. G. Roach bought the property and had the the dwelling moved.
Plaque Year: 1836
Report Year: 1997
📸: Highway Inn, Library of Congress
Part of the HFFI Marker Map - HFFI.org/HFFI-Marker-map
Made possible with support from the Virginia Heritage Fund of The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region.
#MarkerMonday #FredericksburgVA #HistoricPreservation

209 Fauquier Street
The Colonial brick house at 209 Fauquier Street was moved to this lot in 1930. Built in 1837 on the northeast corner of Fauquier and Princess Anne streets by Ephraim Francis, a carpenter. It was mistakenly known as the Charles Washington house. Washington, however, had moved to Charles Town, West Virginia decades before the structure was built. When it was announced that Route 1 would pass through Fredericksburg using Princess Anne Street and Lafayette Boulevard, L. G. Roach bought the property and had the the dwelling moved.
Plaque Year: 1836
Report Year: 1997
📸: Highway Inn, Library of Congress
Part of the HFFI Marker Map - HFFI.org/HFFI-Marker-map
Made possible with support from the Virginia Heritage Fund of The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region.
#MarkerMonday #FredericksburgVA #HistoricPreservation

Many thanks to those who joined HFFI for the Black History Walking Tour on Sunday November 7. As part of the tour, Yvett...
11/13/2021

Many thanks to those who joined HFFI for the Black History Walking Tour on Sunday November 7. As part of the tour, Yvette Blake recreated the story of Lucy Ann and Danny Walker, who set up a clothesline code across the Rappahanock River to spy on the Confederate army. We were honored to host the descendants of Dr. Urbane Bass, a doctor from Fredericksburg who volunteered to serve as a medic in WWI, where he was killed. Anthony Foote’ of Black Lives Matter FXBG ended the tour with a rousing call to action.

The tour was led by local history teacher and HFFI Board member Barbra Anderson and supported by volunteers of the Events Committee. Appreciation goes to Primavera, for once again allowing us to use their restaurant for a resting spot during the tour.

#HFFITours #LoveFXBG #FredericksburgVA

The Rappahannock Tribe, founded before 1570, was composed of at least 14 villages along the north side of the Rappahanno...
11/12/2021

The Rappahannock Tribe, founded before 1570, was composed of at least 14 villages along the north side of the Rappahannock River around 1600 where the south side was their hunting grounds. Their capital town at the time was called "Topahanocke" (today's Tappahannock). The tribe incorporated in 1921 to help solidify their tribal government but it was not until 1983 that they were officially recognized as one of the historic tribes of the Commonwealth.

Learn more about their history and traditions here!: http://www.rappahannocktribe.org/tribal-history/

📷 @rappahannocktribe; Virginia Places

#nativeamericanhistorymonth #virginiaindians #rappahannock

710 Caroline  Street  September 1974 #tbt, #historicfredericksburgva.
11/11/2021

710 Caroline Street September 1974 #tbt, #historicfredericksburgva.

710 Caroline Street September 1974 #tbt, #historicfredericksburgva.

FYI:  Looks like the Architectural Review Board (ARB) will NOT be meeting this evening, November 8, as originally schedu...
11/08/2021

FYI: Looks like the Architectural Review Board (ARB) will NOT be meeting this evening, November 8, as originally scheduled. According to FXBG City public notices, the next meeting of the ARB will take place Monday November 22, 2021.

We'll post more as the date approaches, but click the link for a preview of the projects coming before the Board. https://www.fredericksburgva.gov/DocumentCenter/View/20224/2021-11-08_2ndprint_publicnotice_ARBhearing

#HistoricDistrict #FredericksburgVA #HistoricArchitecture #PreserveFXBG

FYI: Looks like the Architectural Review Board (ARB) will NOT be meeting this evening, November 8, as originally scheduled. According to FXBG City public notices, the next meeting of the ARB will take place Monday November 22, 2021.

We'll post more as the date approaches, but click the link for a preview of the projects coming before the Board. https://www.fredericksburgva.gov/DocumentCenter/View/20224/2021-11-08_2ndprint_publicnotice_ARBhearing

#HistoricDistrict #FredericksburgVA #HistoricArchitecture #PreserveFXBG

Only two spots remain for tomorrow’s walking tour. Register at HFFI.org/events.
11/06/2021

Only two spots remain for tomorrow’s walking tour. Register at HFFI.org/events.

Only two spots remain for tomorrow’s walking tour. Register at HFFI.org/events.

📨 Local artists and crafts folks — we are looking for a few more vendors interested in participating in this year’s Cand...
11/06/2021

📨 Local artists and crafts folks — we are looking for a few more vendors interested in participating in this year’s Candlelight Tour Gift Shop on December 10, 11, and 12 in Downtown Fredericksburg. Please reach out to us via Facebook messenger or email at office @ HFFI.org for details.

📢 Please spread the word. Thank you!

#HFFITours #CandlelightTour #SupportLocal #ShopLocal

📨 Local artists and crafts folks — we are looking for a few more vendors interested in participating in this year’s Candlelight Tour Gift Shop on December 10, 11, and 12 in Downtown Fredericksburg. Please reach out to us via Facebook messenger or email at office @ HFFI.org for details.

📢 Please spread the word. Thank you!

#HFFITours #CandlelightTour #SupportLocal #ShopLocal

November is Native American Heritage Month! The Patawomeck Indian Tribe of Virginia are a federally recognized tribe and...
11/05/2021
History

November is Native American Heritage Month!

The Patawomeck Indian Tribe of Virginia are a federally recognized tribe and are based out of Stafford County, along the Potomac River (Patawomeck is another spelling of Potomac). Today, the tribe has approximately 2,300 members and they are undertaking a revival of their historic Algonquian language.

Learn more about their history here: https://patawomeckindiantribeofvirginia.org/ct-menu-item-4

#nativeamericanheritagemonth

The Official Patawomeck Indian Tribe of Virginia web page

601 Caroline Street - Flatford & Masters  #tbt.#historicfredericksburgva
11/04/2021

601 Caroline Street - Flatford & Masters #tbt.#historicfredericksburgva

601 Caroline Street - Flatford & Masters #tbt.#historicfredericksburgva

Tune in tonight via Facebook Live!From the Department of Historic Preservation at Mary Washington —The Center for Histor...
11/03/2021

Tune in tonight via Facebook Live!
From the Department of Historic Preservation at Mary Washington —

The Center for Historic Preservation presents its 2021 Book Prize Lecture: How the Working-Class Home Became Modern,1900-1940. Author Thomas C. Hubka, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Architecture at the University of Wisconsin−Milwaukee, will discuss his work on the domestic transformation of the average American home that took place in early 20th century America.

Prof. Hubka has published on subjects of popular and vernacular architecture, with a focus on common buildings like bungalows, ranch houses, and workers’ cottages. Join us for this lecture on November 3 at 5:30 PM in Combs Hall, Room 009. The lecture will also be streamed on Facebook.

Tune in tonight via Facebook Live!
From the Department of Historic Preservation at Mary Washington —

The Center for Historic Preservation presents its 2021 Book Prize Lecture: How the Working-Class Home Became Modern,1900-1940. Author Thomas C. Hubka, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Architecture at the University of Wisconsin−Milwaukee, will discuss his work on the domestic transformation of the average American home that took place in early 20th century America.

Prof. Hubka has published on subjects of popular and vernacular architecture, with a focus on common buildings like bungalows, ranch houses, and workers’ cottages. Join us for this lecture on November 3 at 5:30 PM in Combs Hall, Room 009. The lecture will also be streamed on Facebook.

Just Added to the HFFI Events calendar--New Fall/Winter Walking Tours 👟Mark you calendar for these Sunday afternoons—☑️ ...
11/01/2021

Just Added to the HFFI Events calendar--New Fall/Winter Walking Tours 👟

Mark you calendar for these Sunday afternoons—
☑️ November 7: Black History Walking Tour
☑️ December 5: Christmas Shopping in the 1950s Walking Tour

For more details on the tours and info on how you can register, please visit the HFFI Events page at HFFI.org/events.

#HFFITours #WalkingTour #FredericksburgVA #MarkYourCalendarMonday

Just Added to the HFFI Events calendar--New Fall/Winter Walking Tours 👟

Mark you calendar for these Sunday afternoons—
☑️ November 7: Black History Walking Tour
☑️ December 5: Christmas Shopping in the 1950s Walking Tour

For more details on the tours and info on how you can register, please visit the HFFI Events page at HFFI.org/events.

#HFFITours #WalkingTour #FredericksburgVA #MarkYourCalendarMonday

10/31/2021
Hands-On Design | Victorian homes and their spooky history

What’s your nominee for “spookiest” house in Fredericksburg?

From Heritage Documentation Programs, NPS—Curbed shows us why Victorian architecture makes us think of haunted houses.

#Halloween #Architecture #HauntedHouses #HistoricArchitecture #VictorianHouses #HistoricHomes

🚨ADVOCACY ALERT🚨Last month, the House Ways and Means Committees approved its portion of the Build Back Better legislatio...
10/29/2021
Strengthen the Federal Historic Tax Credit!

🚨ADVOCACY ALERT🚨

Last month, the House Ways and Means Committees approved its portion of the Build Back Better legislation, which included all the provisions of the Historic Tax Credit Growth and Opportunity Act (HTC-GO) (H.R. 2294/S. 2266). Congress is actively negotiating the size of the infrastructure reconciliation package and what was once expected to be a $3.5 trillion package is now likely to be closer to a $2 trillion bill. Major disputes continue regarding what provisions to keep and which to eliminate and the historic tax credit provisions supported by the House Ways and Means Committees have the potential to be eliminated from the final bill! 😳

YOUR advocacy in support of the HTC-GO provisions is critical for the preservation movement to achieve this important policy victory. With these proposed changes, more historic rehabilitation projects will be possible from Main Street to our busiest cities. Help us preserve more and preserve better!

💥 Take Action by reaching out to your Senate members now!: https://support.savingplaces.org/page/34029/action/1?ea.tracking.id=Email&ea.url.id=1029178

#historicpreservation #historicdistrict #historicvirginia #historicmainstreet #preservationmatters

Urge Your Senators to Support Improvements to the Historic Tax Credit!

Commerce  Street 200 Block  Bollings Paper Hanging  1907 Free Lance Star #tbt, #historicfredericksburgva
10/28/2021

Commerce Street 200 Block Bollings Paper Hanging 1907 Free Lance Star #tbt, #historicfredericksburgva

Commerce Street 200 Block Bollings Paper Hanging 1907 Free Lance Star #tbt, #historicfredericksburgva

Support the 51st Annual Candlelight Tour in your own way -- sign up to be a sponsor, advertiser, or donor.  Check out th...
10/25/2021

Support the 51st Annual Candlelight Tour in your own way -- sign up to be a sponsor, advertiser, or donor. Check out the options here: https://hffi.org/support-the-candlelight-tour/ or reach out to discuss a custom package. And THANK YOU! 🤩

#HFFITours #CandlelightTour #historicfredericksburgva

Support the 51st Annual Candlelight Tour in your own way -- sign up to be a sponsor, advertiser, or donor. Check out the options here: https://hffi.org/support-the-candlelight-tour/ or reach out to discuss a custom package. And THANK YOU! 🤩

#HFFITours #CandlelightTour #historicfredericksburgva

Thank you to everyone who participated in the auction for HFFI's Tunnel Vision Tour of 826 Caroline Street! We greatly a...
10/22/2021

Thank you to everyone who participated in the auction for HFFI's Tunnel Vision Tour of 826 Caroline Street!
We greatly appreciate everyone's involvement, the owners for donating the tour and their dedication of the preservation of this unique historic resource in the Fredericksburg community, and our event sponsors who made this event possible and amazing!

Don't forget to tag us in your photos!

📸: fredericksburg.com; 2017 tour
#HistoricPreservation #HFFITours #PreservationEasement #FredericksburgVA #loveFXBG #preserveFXBG

Thank you to everyone who participated in the auction for HFFI's Tunnel Vision Tour of 826 Caroline Street!
We greatly appreciate everyone's involvement, the owners for donating the tour and their dedication of the preservation of this unique historic resource in the Fredericksburg community, and our event sponsors who made this event possible and amazing!

Don't forget to tag us in your photos!

📸: fredericksburg.com; 2017 tour
#HistoricPreservation #HFFITours #PreservationEasement #FredericksburgVA #loveFXBG #preserveFXBG

#tbt, #historicfredericksburgva
10/21/2021

#tbt, #historicfredericksburgva

#tbt, #historicfredericksburgva

Don't miss your chance to tour 826 Caroline Street on Thursday's Tunnel Vision Tour.  Enjoy 4-stories of history from th...
10/20/2021

Don't miss your chance to tour 826 Caroline Street on Thursday's Tunnel Vision Tour. Enjoy 4-stories of history from those who might know the building best of all -- owners Roger & Mary Carson. The Carsons purchased this historic structure in the 1970s from HFFI and worked tirelessly on its restoration, uncovering all sorts of finds along the way.

Visit hffi.org/events to learn how you can bid on your chance to be part of this unique experience. Or visit the Facebook event page for more details -- https://www.facebook.com/events/199851558900400.

But don't delay -- bidding closes TODAY (Wednesday) at 7PM! ⏳

📸: 826 Caroline Street, 2013 Easement Inspection, HFFI

#HistoricPreservation #HFFITours #PreservationEasement #FredericksburgVA

Don't miss your chance to tour 826 Caroline Street on Thursday's Tunnel Vision Tour. Enjoy 4-stories of history from those who might know the building best of all -- owners Roger & Mary Carson. The Carsons purchased this historic structure in the 1970s from HFFI and worked tirelessly on its restoration, uncovering all sorts of finds along the way.

Visit hffi.org/events to learn how you can bid on your chance to be part of this unique experience. Or visit the Facebook event page for more details -- https://www.facebook.com/events/199851558900400.

But don't delay -- bidding closes TODAY (Wednesday) at 7PM! ⏳

📸: 826 Caroline Street, 2013 Easement Inspection, HFFI

#HistoricPreservation #HFFITours #PreservationEasement #FredericksburgVA

Support the 51st Annual Candlelight Tour in your own way -- sign up to be a sponsor, advertiser, or donor.  Check out th...
10/18/2021

Support the 51st Annual Candlelight Tour in your own way -- sign up to be a sponsor, advertiser, or donor. Check out the options here: https://hffi.org/support-the-candlelight-tour/ or reach out to discuss a custom package. And THANK YOU! 🤩

#HFFITours #CandlelightTour #historicfredericksburgva

Support the 51st Annual Candlelight Tour in your own way -- sign up to be a sponsor, advertiser, or donor. Check out the options here: https://hffi.org/support-the-candlelight-tour/ or reach out to discuss a custom package. And THANK YOU! 🤩

#HFFITours #CandlelightTour #historicfredericksburgva

Built around 1825 for merchant brothers, John S. and William Wellford, the Hay Scale Building (826 Caroline Street) alon...
10/15/2021

Built around 1825 for merchant brothers, John S. and William Wellford, the Hay Scale Building (826 Caroline Street) along with several of its neighbors were constructed in the northern portion of Lot 43 of the city. Prior to the fire in 1822, the lot along with Lot 41 held a late-eighteenth-century stone dwelling, lumber houses, and outbuildings such as a kitchen, stable, and meat house. The previous buildings on Lot 43 were noted to feature "cellars underneath the whole house."

Want to learn more and tour the Hay Scale Building with underground access? Place a bid on HFFI's Tunnel Vision Tour happening on October 21st at 6:00 PM and help support our foundation! 🚨The auction is OPEN UNTIL OCTOBER 20th and spots are VERY limited! 🚨

💥Bid here: https://www.32auctions.com/TunnelVision2021P

📷 @fredericksburgdotcom

#HFFITours #HFFIEvents #loveFXBG #preserveFXBG #fredericksburgva #historicfredericksburgva #historicpreservation #historicdistrict #historicproperty #archaeology #architecturalhistory

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On August 28th, 2021 in the Dorothy Hart Community Center, Cora Harvey Armstrong from Richmond and Emanuel Dufrasne González from Puerto Rico, spoke about gospel and Puerto Rican bomba. They discussed the foundation of these genres and how they have evolved into what we experience today. Listen to what they had to say... This project was supported by the Virginia Humanities, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fredericksburg Arts Commission and the Rapp Arts and Culture. We are grateful to our partners from the University of Mary Washington, the Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc., CLAVES UNIDOS and the Fredericksburg Area Museum. https://youtu.be/_ouU-AnOp2A
The 2nd recording of the panel discussion that took place during the three weekend project: "The Banyan Tree of the Americas: Music Evolution in the African Diaspora" will be released this Monday! When #gospel meets bomba with Cora Harvey Armstrong, Emanuel Dufrasne Gonzalez, and Paracumbé! Monday, November 22th in our youtube channel. Virginia Humanities Virginia Commission for the Arts National Endowment for the Arts Fredericksburg Arts Commission Rapp Arts and Culture University of Mary Washington CLAVES UNIDOS Fredericksburg Area Museum Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc. #porlacultura #semillacultural #banyantreefxbg #paneldiscussions #performances #AfricanRoots #BombaPuertorriqueña #SembrandoSemillas #CosechandoCultura #afroroots #africandiaspora #afroboricua #afrodance #afromusic #fxbgarea #fxbgva #musicanddance
On September 18th, 2021 in the Federicksburg Market Square, Mary Manzari from Richmond and Alex LaSalle from New York City, spoke to us about tap dance and Puerto Rican bomba. They discussed how the foundation for both are deeply rooted in Africa and how these genres have evolved into what we experience today. Listen to what they had to say... This project was possible thanks to the support of the Fredericksburg Arts Commission, the Virginia Humanities, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Rapp Arts and Culture. We want to express our deepest appreciation to our wondeful partners from the Fredericksburg Area Museum, the University of Mary Washington, CLAVES UNIDOS and the Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc. To learn more about this project please visit: https://virginiahumanities.org/2021/03/bomba/ https://fredericksburg.com/entertainment/semilla-cultural-hosts-series-exploring-bombas-cultural-ties-through-the-arts/article_d1f493f2-c548-581b-bfe2-7228cc4a6465.html #porlacultura #semillacultural #banyantreefxbg #paneldiscussions #performances #AfricanRoots #BombaPuertorriqueña #tapdance #SembrandoSemillas #CosechandoCultura #afroroots #africandiaspora #afroboricua #afrodance #afromusic #fxbgarea #fxbgva #musicanddance
What you've been waiting for is finally happening... The recordings of the panel discussions that took place during the three weekend project: "The Banyan Tree of the Americas: Music Evolution in the African Diaspora" will be released. First up, when bomba meets tap dance with Alex Lasalle and Mary Manzari. Monday, November 15th at 6pm in our youtube channel. Stay tuned. Virginia Humanities Virginia Commission for the Arts Rapp Arts and Culture National Endowment for the Arts Fredericksburg Arts Commission CLAVES UNIDOS Fredericksburg Area Museum University of Mary Washington Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc. #porlacultura #semillacultural #banyantreefxbg #paneldiscussions #performances #AfricanRoots #BombaPuertorriqueña #SembrandoSemillas #CosechandoCultura #afroroots #africandiaspora #afroboricua #afrodance #afromusic #fxbgarea #fxbgva #musicanddance
Sunday we had a blast with Marién Torres' (from Taller Tambuyé) bomba dance workshop followed by a bombazo at the Fredericksburg Market Square with las chicas de Ausuba and Melanie Maldonado from the Puerto Rican Organization for the Performing Arts (PROPA). (Check out the videos in a separate post) Our weekend was amazing. Our hearts are full. So many memories! Thank you to the University of Mary Washington for providing the spaces for the Satuday and Sunday events. Thank you to our sembradores for always being there. Thank you Ausuba, Melanie and Elegba Folklore Society for joining us in this production. Thank you to the rest of the partners and the sponsors for the support and the planning. Virginia Humanities Virginia Commission for the Arts National Endowment for the Arts Fredericksburg Arts Commission Rapp Arts and Culture University of Mary Washington CLAVES UNIDOS Fredericksburg Area Museum Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc. Stay tuned for the upcoming videos! 😉 We now have our bomba dance classes on Sundays at 1pm at Dancefxbg: Lindy In the 'Burg, so register and join us! #porlacultura #semillacultural #banyantreefxbg #paneldiscussions #performances #AfricanRoots #BombaPuertorriqueña #SembrandoSemillas #CosechandoCultura #afroroots #africandiaspora #afroboricua #afrodance #afromusic #fxbgarea #fxbgva #musicanddance
Sunday we had a blast with Marién Torres' (from Taller Tambuyé) bomba dance workshop followed by a bombazo at the Fredericksburg Market Square with las chicas de Ausuba and Melanie Maldonado from the Puerto Rican Organization for the Performing Arts (PROPA). Our weekend was amazing. Our hearts are full. So many memories! Thank you to the University of Mary Washington for providing the spaces for the Satuday and Sunday events. Thank you to our sembradores for always being there. Thank you Ausuba, Melanie and Elegba Folklore Society for joining us in this production. Thank you to the rest of the partners and the sponsors for the support and the planning. Virginia Humanities Virginia Commission for the Arts National Endowment for the Arts Fredericksburg Arts Commission Rapp Arts and Culture University of Mary Washington CLAVES UNIDOS Fredericksburg Area Museum Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc. Stay tuned for the upcoming videos! 😉 We now have our bomba dance classes on Sundays at 1pm at Dancefxbg: Lindy In the 'Burg, so register and join us! #porlacultura #semillacultural #banyantreefxbg #paneldiscussions #performances #AfricanRoots #BombaPuertorriqueña #SembrandoSemillas #CosechandoCultura #afroroots #africandiaspora #afroboricua #afrodance #afromusic #fxbgarea #fxbgva #musicanddance
Last Saturday was magical. Bomba re-united with West African music and dance University of Mary Washington. (Check out the videos in a separate post). The messaging of our panelists, Omilade Janine Bell and Melanie Maldonado Puerto Rican Organization for the Performing Arts (PROPA) to re-member our ancestral spaces, to raise the voice from our ancestral practices, and honor our ancestors was so powerful. Thank you both for setting an example to all. Then Elegba Folklore Society brought their program "The Talking Drum" where they got us singing and enjoying a magnificent performance. That was followed by the all-women group Ausuba, that brought #BombaPuertorriqueña with their sandunga and strength. When bomba reunited with West African, at the end of the performance, magic happened. It was amazing! Thank you performers for showing us the power our roots! Thanks to our partners and sponsors! Virginia Humanities Virginia Commission for the Arts National Endowment for the Arts Fredericksburg Arts Commission Rapp Arts and Culture University of Mary Washington CLAVES UNIDOS Fredericksburg Area Museum Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc. #áfricaeslaraíz #porlacultura #semillacultural #banyantreefxbg #paneldiscussions #performances #AfricanRoots #BombaPuertorriqueña #SembrandoSemillas #CosechandoCultura #afroroots #africandiaspora #afroboricua #afrodance #afromusic #fxbgarea #fxbgva #musicanddance
Last Saturday was magical. Bomba re-united with West African music and dance at the University of Mary Washington. The messaging of our panelists, Omilade Janine Bell and Melanie Maldonado Puerto Rican Organization for the Performing Arts (PROPA), to re-member our ancestral spaces, to raise the voice from our ancestral practices, and honor our ancestors was so powerful. Thank you both for setting an example to all. Then Elegba Folklore Society brought their program "The Talking Drum" where they got us singing and enjoying a magnificent performance. That was followed by the all-women group Ausuba, that brought #BombaPuertorriqueña with their sandunga and strength. When bomba reunited with West African, at the end of the performance, magic happened. It was amazing! Thank you performers for showing us the power our roots! Thanks to our partners and sponsors! Virginia Humanities Virginia Commission for the Arts National Endowment for the Arts Fredericksburg Arts Commission Rapp Arts and Culture University of Mary Washington CLAVES UNIDOS Fredericksburg Area Museum Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc. #áfricaeslaraíz #porlacultura #semillacultural #banyantreefxbg #paneldiscussions #performances #AfricanRoots #BombaPuertorriqueña #SembrandoSemillas #CosechandoCultura #afroroots #africandiaspora #afroboricua #afrodance #afromusic #fxbgarea #fxbgva #musicanddance
So much to process from this past weekend. When tap dance meets bomba! What an amazing cultural exchange! Our souls are full! From the panel to the performances to the percussion workshop... thank you Alex Lasalle, Mary Manzari and Alma Moyo for a fantastic afternoon and evening in Fredericksburg, VA! This is part of our project 'The Banyan Tree of the Americas: Music Evolution in the African Diaspora'. Thanks to our sponsors Fredericksburg Arts Commission Virginia Humanities Virginia Commission for the Arts Rapp Arts and Culture National Endowment for the Arts and to our partners Fredericksburg Area Museum University of Mary Washington CLAVES UNIDOS and Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc. Seeing all this coming alive is priceless, for us and for the community that is learning and experiencing all this. Next events will be on Oct 2-3 when bomba meets West African at the University of Mary Washington with Melanie Maldonado, Ausuba, Marien Torres Lopez, Omilade Janine Bell and Elegba Folklore Society! Visit our events page for additional information. Photos by Felipe Collado Photography #porlacultura #semillacultural #banyantreefxbg #paneldiscussions #performances #AfricanRoots #BombaPuertorriqueña #SembrandoSemillas #CosechandoCultura #afroroots #tapdance #dancing #drumming #percussion