Huntley Meadows Park, Internship Available

Huntley Meadows Park in Alexandria, VA, is a unique wetlands habitat! We are part of Fairfax County Park Authority and are currently offering a wonderful, hands on internship focused on Historic Interpretation. Please see the Historical Interpretation Internship at the following link:
Duties will include presentations, assisting with camps, a research project, and leading tours. Please see the announcement for application information.

If you have questions, please contact Alexandra Johnson,

Purcellville Historical Society Event 25 February

Edwin Washington was a teenager in 1867 when he penned a letter on the importance of education. Come learn of his and the generation-spanning, African American struggle in Loudoun County to find, provide, and support public education for the African American community from Reconstruction to desegregation.

Saturday, February 25th, 2017
Purcellville’s historic Train Station
1:30-2pm Light refreshments
and opportunity to enjoy local artist and collector Riggie Simm’s collection
2:00pm Presentation by Larry Roeder about Edwin Washington and the ongoing research project to document and preserve records of the African American community’s struggle for public education in Loudoun County.
For more information visit us at Facebook: Purcellville Historical Society

Winmill Carriage Museum at Morven Park Volunteers Neeed

We are currently looking for volunteers to work the desk at our Winmill Carriage Museum at Morven Park.  Volunteers would need to be available on either a Saturday or Sunday from noon – 5:00 pm.  Their main responsibility will be greeting guests, checking tickets and answering questions.  Training will be provided and volunteers will work closely with Collections and Education staff.  Volunteers can select how often they would want to volunteer – it can be every week, once a month, or once a quarter.

For more information, email

Historic Records Open House: From Slavery to Desegregation: Exhibition of African American Documents from the Historic Court and Board of Supervisors Records

Students in the Historical Archaeology course — take note.

Saturday, Feb. 11, noon to 2 p.m. 18 East Market St., Leesburg, inside the 1894 Loudoun County Court House.

This exhibition will include historic court documents and minute books of the Board of Supervisors.  Many of the documents and minute books will be on display for the first time.

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