The 130th anniversary of the laying of its cornerstone on May 23, 1890, was celebrated by Smith Chapel Methodist Church congregation with celebratory wishes to the community. Pastor Ho Kang arranged the giant birthday card in front of the church to mark the occasion. Because of Covid-19, church members are worshiping remotely via zoom technology every week. Continue reading
Alexandria’s resident replica historic tall ship, the Providence will be hosting a new series called Tall Ship Tuesdays. Continue reading
Located on the grounds of Arlington House at Arlington National Cemetery, The Civil War Unknowns Monument is a burial vault and memorial honoring unidentified dead from the American Civil War. It is not the same as the Tomb of the Unknowns(or popularly known as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier).
A new park in Arlington’s Columbia Pike area will be named after Selina Norris Gray, who was born into slavery at Arlington House but later became a pillar of the Green Valley Community.
Fairfax County Commission for Women, in concert with their Women’s History Month 2020 Celebration, honored three “Valiant Women of the Vote,” Jane Barker of Clifton, Cypriana McCray of Reston and Laura McKie formerly of West Springfield. These women were honored at a presentation and reception held in the forum of the Fairfax County Government Building on March 10 immediately preceding the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting. Continue reading
Also known as Curtis Hall, Carlin Hall is a historic community hall located in the Glencarlyn neighborhood of Arlington.
If you are a history buff, photography fanatic, and a lover of interesting, unique things, the 37th Annual D.C. Antique Photo and Post Card Show is for you.
Those looking to learn a little bit about Carter G. Woodson, the man who in 1926 established Negro History Week, can do so by bringing their lunches over to the Sully Historic Site and taking in a presentation that features hands-on components. The event, costing $5 for Fairfax County residents and $7 for out-of-county guests, will take place Feb. 15 at noon. Continue reading
Fairfax Circuit Court Historic Records Center is located in the Courthouse on the first floor in Suite 1600. They have records dating from the formation of Fairfax County in 1742 through the early 1900s. They are open from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (closed for lunch from noon to 1 p.m.) Monday through Friday. Every Friday, guided tours of the Historic Fairfax Courthouse and Historic Records Center are offered. These tours are free and open to the public. Continue reading
Frying Pan Farm Park is holding an Old-fashioned Candy Making Party on January 28, 2020, from 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM. You will get a chance to meet new friends while making candy and sample refreshments from the olden days. Continue reading