A dedication ceremony to mark an historic marker honoring the McLean Volunteer Department will be held on Sunday, Aug. 21 at 1 p.m. at the Old Firehouse Center, 1440 Chain Bridge Road.
The marker has been in place for some time, but the dedication was delayed due to pandemic conditions.
The event is sponsored by the McLean Historical Society, Fairfax County History Commission, McLean Volunteer Fire Department and McLean Community Center.
Today used for youth programs of the McLean Community Center, what is now known as the Old Firehouse began life in 1925 to house the volunteer department, which in 1923 became the first to be incorporated in Fairfax County.
“Back then, it served as the community center of its day, and we want to preserve its rich history,” said local civic leader and historian Carole Herrick.
Herrick will be joined by Fairfax County History Commission chair Cheryl Repetti in speaking at the event. Boy Scout Troop 128 will open the ceremonies, and members of the volunteer fire department will be on hand to discuss various displays.
A reception will follow the ceremony.
The event is free and the community is invited. For information, e-mail Herrick at firstname.lastname@example.org.