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ArlingtonIn-person historical gathering to focus on Syphax family

In-person historical gathering to focus on Syphax family

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In another sign of a rebound in the COVID era, the Arlington Historical Society is resuming in-person meetings.

First up: An Oct. 14 gathering focused on the Syphax family.

The event will be held at 7 p.m. at the Reinsch Library on the main campus of Marymount University, which had served as the traditional gathering spot for monthly historical-society forums until the onset of the pandemic.

Historian and genealogist Steve Hammond will discuss the Syphax family, starting with those who were enslaved on the Arlington House plantation, continuing with the post-Civil War era and running through the modern day.

Hammond, a seventh-generation member of the Syphax family, is a trustee of the Arlington House Foundation and has spoken on a host of Civil War and African-American topics.

The program is free and open to the public, and will be taped for viewing online.

For information, see the Website at www.arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org.

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