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Preserving the past, Protecting the future

Historic Fairfax City Inc. (HFCI) is dedicated to promoting the appreciation and preservation of the history and artifacts of the City of Fairfax as an experience central to the lives of the community.

HFCI, a 501© 3 non-profit, was created by the Fairfax City Council in 1982 to help manage and preserve historic properties within the City of Fairfax and to increase the public’s awareness and appreciation for those properties and for the City’s rich history.

To celebrate and preserve our historical past, HFCI:

  • Develops an awareness of the value of local history and the importance of its preservation;
  • Offers advice and counsel regarding historic resources;
  • Recommends policies for use and operation of our historic buildings;
  • Raises funds for preservation of our historic sites, artifacts, and programs that raise awareness of our history.

HFCI’s stewardship and initiatives over the last 30 years include:

  • renovation of the City’s Historic Properties, including Old Town Hall, Ratcliffe-Allison House, Blenheim Civil War Museum and Visitor Center, and Grandma’s Cottage;
  • opened and run the Museum and Visitor Center;
  • launched an oral history program and a marker program;
  • organized Old Town Walking Tours and promote historical events and educational programs;
  • assuring that the Fairfax Historic District and other buildings and sites were placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

It’s Board of Directors serve as an advocacy group in close cooperation with the City’s Director of Historic Resources. The Board meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at Blenheim Interpretative Center. Visitors are welcome.

We would welcome your involvement in preserving our past for the future. If interested in becoming a member of Historic Fairfax City Inc., visit our membership section of this site. Volunteers are also needed.