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Arlington Historical Society

Historical Society to present biographer of Custis

The Arlington Historical Society will present author Charlie Clark discussing his new biography of Arlington House owner George Washington Parke Custis on Thursday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Reinsch Library Auditorium at Marymount University. The Custis family owned...

Historical Society mulls a more aggressive stance on preservation

Should the Arlington Historical Society become more aggressive in its advocacy efforts for preservation, or would that split the membership into competing factions? It’s a question the organization, founded in 1956, is starting to face.“Some members may like the Arlington...

New historical-society exhibit to focus on local cookbooks

The Arlington Historical Society will hold an open housing to unveil its new exhibition – “Stirring Up Memories: Arlington Cookbooks” – on Saturday, Nov. 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Arlington Historical Museum, 1805 South Arlington Ridge...

In-person historical gathering to focus on Syphax family

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...

Historical Society seeking cookbooks with local flavor

The Arlington Historical Society’s next exhibition will spotlight cookbooks published by churches, schools and organizations in the county, and the organization seeking to borrow items from the public for inclusion. “We will treat it with care and credit you in...

Advocate makes full-court press for museum expansion

Over the course of more than 30 years in elected office, Frank O’Leary had a reputation for calling ’em as he saw ’em and letting the chips fall where they may. And now, in retirement, the former Arlington treasurer is...

9/11 retrospective offered by Arlington leaders who were there

James Schwartz arrived at the Pentagon just 11 minutes after an American Airlines jet was deliberately crashed into it on Sept. 11, 2001. And for the ensuing two weeks, Schwartz – assistant chief for operations at the Arlington County...

Editor’s Notebook: My most visceral 9/11 moment

We are now upon the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and the most visceral moment I had came late in day. At the time, I was living on the top floor of a Columbia Pike apartment building (the...

Editor’s Notebook: Let’s hear it for eels!

They’re slithery, they’re slimy, at times they’re just a tad creepy. But darn it, in their own way, eels are cute. They’re also important. We have coverage in this week’s Weekend edition about a program in Maryland designed to help eels...

Former treasurer to be feted by historical society

The Arlington Historical Society has announced that former county Treasurer Frank O’Leary will be presented with the Cornelia B. Rose Award for his services to the organization and to the study of local history. The award will be presented at...
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