The Central Rappahannock Heritage Center
Tragically, many priceless photographs and important historical documents are destroyed in fires, floods or through neglect, unintentional mishandling, accidental disposal or improper storage.
Founded in 1997, The Central Rappahannock Heritage Center, commonly known as The Heritage Center, is an all-volunteer, non-profit regional archives dedicated to the preservation of historical documents and photographs relating to the history and people of the City of Fredericksburg and the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford.
The Center’s collections include family and business histories, court records, church records, railroad records, documents on slavery and Jim Crow era legislation, local newspapers, maps, photographs, county records, postcards and other photographs and documents.
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HOW TO HELP SAVE OUR REGIONAL HERITAGE
CRHC members enjoy The Heritage Center's monthly newsletter and free admission to seminars and special events. Memberships support our archival and preservation products.
Financial donations help support the services and operations and continued growth of our archive facility. Contributions are tax deductible.
Sponsorships provide funding to ensure secure, archival-quality preservation of the region's historical documents and photographs.
The Heritage Center is staffed by volunteers. We count on dedicated members of the community to help identify, sort, file and archive our region's valuable historic resources. Sign up today!
The Central Rappahannock Heritage Center has over 120,000 archives of documents and photographs dating from the early 1700’s. We collect and maintain records from the City of Fredericksburg and counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania, and Stafford. In addition, we have many family collections.
The Heritage Center provides copies of documents and images and offers research services. Our volunteers use material within our collections to conduct research. Research fees are $10 per half hour. Copy fees are based on the number, size and resolution of the copies required. Advance payment is required.