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Arlington Historical Society

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...

Historical Society seeks help as artifacts head into storage

As it embarks on a renovation of its Arlington Ridge Road museum, the Arlington Historical Society is seeking community help in preparing many of its historic items for relocation. The organization has received space donated by JBG Smith in Crystal...

Historical Society to zero in on centennial of key court ruling

The Arlington County government had high hopes of spending 2020 celebrating the 100th anniversary of the renaming of the community from its previous “Alexandria County.” COVID had other ideas, however, and the events surrounding the centennial were downscaled, delayed...

Historical Society lays out question for student-essay competition

The Arlington Historical Society again is teaming with Cherrydale-Columbia Masonic Lodge 42 in the annual student-essay competition focused on local history. The competition is open to students in grades 8 to 12, and focuses on the following topic: “Arlington was once...

Historical Society to host annual meeting, elect officers

The Arlington Historical Society will host its annual meeting on Thursday, May 12 at 7 p.m. at the Reinsch Library on the main campus of Marymount University. Following a brief business meeting, there will be a presentation on “Lost Arlington”...

Historical Society to detail life of Arlington House savior

The Arlington Historical Society will host a program on “Selina Gray: Her Life and Legacy” on Thursday, April 14 at 7 p.m. at the Reinsch Library on the main campus of Marymount University. The program also will be streamed online...

Historical Society, Black Heritage Museum team up on initiative

The Arlington Historical Society and Black Heritage Museum of Arlington are teaming up for a new project: “Memorializing the Enslaved in Arlington: 1669-1865.” The project aims to recover “the largely unknown history of our community’s enslaved people and to chronicle...

Ball-Sellers House now open for season

The Ball-Sellers House, one of the few surviving examples of working-class 18th-century housing in Northern Virginia, reopened for the 2022 season on April 2. Own and maintained since the 1970s by the Arlington Historical Society, the house will host a...
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New School Board member receives liaison assignments

New Arlington School Board member Bethany Sutton has her assignments. School Board members on Feb. 2 are expected to approve...
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