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Arlington Historical Society

Photos to turn back clock on Arlington history

The Arlington County Historical Society turns back the clock a full century with its next program. “Arlington in the 1920s: A Photographic Tour” will feature author Peter Penczer detailing the decade that saw “Alexandria County” renamed as Arlington and the...

Historical society seeks new funding sources for renovation

The Arlington Historical Society is taking another step to support its efforts in the renovation of the Arlington Historical Museum. The organization on Nov. 29 will participate in “Giving Tuesday,” an international movement encouraging individuals to support non-profit organizations through...

Celebration of bees back after rainout

“Bee Day at Ball-Sellers” will celebrate the importance of bees to the ecosystem on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the historic Ball-Sellers House, located at 5620 3rd Street South. The event had been slated for Oct....

Historical Society to give bees center stage

“Bee Day at Ball-Sellers” will celebrate the importance of bees to the ecosystem on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the historic Ball-Sellers House, located at 5620 3rd Street South. In conjunction with the Arlington Historical Society,...

Historical Society to focus on women in early CIA

The Arlington Historical Society will present a forum on “Wise Gals: The Spies Who Built the CIA and Changed the Future of Espionage” on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Reinsch Library on the main campus of...

Glencarlyn gears up for AutumnFest celebration

The Arlington Historical Society, Glencarlyn Community Garden and Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia will host the annual AutumnFest on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the historic Ball-Sellers House, 5620 3rd St. North, and at...

Grant to Historical Society will help tell stories of enslaved

The Arlington Historical Society is among 18 recipients of grants totaling $153,200 being presented by Virginia Humanities to non-profit organizations across the commonwealth. “Our grantees connect us to new ideas, new perspectives, to pieces of the Virginia story we did...

Historical Society to zero in on ‘Jewish Arlington’

The Arlington Historical Society will host a program on “Jewish Arlington: 1900-1940” both online and in person on Thursday, Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. Speaker Jessica Kaplan will share her research about Jewish merchants, families and community-builders in the county. “Like...

Kiwanis Club artifact donated to Arlington Historical Society

The Kiwanis Club of Arlington on July 13 donated its longtime membership-badge case to the Arlington Historical Society. The custom case was constructed in 1955 by W. Rodes Lewis, a club member and its president in 1942. It held badges...

Donation from Aurora Hills Women’s Club aids restoration effort

The Aurora Hills Women’s Club recently made a contribution in support of the preservation of the Arlington Historical Museum, operated by the Arlington Historical Society, which currently is in the process of a multi-phase restoration project. “We are so thankful...
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