This Weekend – Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Afro-American Historical Association of Fauquier County’s (AAHA) Museum and Research Center

Beginning with Dr. Cheryl LaRoche’s presentation of Free Black Communities and the Underground Railroad on January 14th at 1pm, the AAHA will host a series of informative monthly events designed to emphasize their anniversary theme of “Telling Our Own Story.”  The museum and research center is located at 4243 Loudoun Avenue in The Plains, Virginia, and you can visit their website at for additional information.  Please view their flyer, below, with a full calendar of events scheduled throughout the year.

AAHA Flyer

Spring 2017 Courses

Hello everyone!  Registration is now open for the Spring 2017 semester.  Here is the list of courses we are offering as part of the program for the upcoming semester:

HIS 180 – Historical Archaeology – Professor Clark

HIS 187 – Interpreting Material Culture – Professor Dluger

HIS 190 – Coordinated Internship – Professor Evans

HIS 218 – Introduction to Digital History – Professor Evans

If you are interested in these courses, please sign-up as soon as possible.  Students who sign up before December 12 can wait until then to pay, while students registering December 13th and after have until 5:00pm the next business day to complete payment.

Feel free to reach out to either Professor Dluger ( or Professor Evans ( if you have any questions.

Dr. Dluger

Forgotten Fairfax Event

One of our students, Kathleen Adams, in the certificate program mentioned in class the other day about this upcoming program:

Paul McCray, who has worked for NOVA Parks for over 40 years (and now manages Rust Manor in Leesburg) is holding a talk at Fairfax City Library on Saturday, September 3rd, at 11am, called “Forgotten Fairfax: A History of the Washington & Old Dominion Railroad.” They request registration ahead of time, and here is the link:
This might be a wonderful opportunity for those interested in the history of Fairfax and what happened to the railroad.  Thanks to Kathleen for sharing this information with us!
Dr. Dluger

History 183 – Survey of Museum Practice Syllabus

Hello everyone!  I am teaching the History 183 – Survey of Museum Practice course this upcoming Fall 2016 semester and I have put together the final draft of the syllabus.  History 183 – Survey of Museum Practice – Syllabus – Final Draft

You’ll find all of the relevant information, such as textbooks required, assignments, and a tentative schedule for our classes.  If you have any questions or concerns about the course, feel free to email me at any time.  If you are familiar with the Introduction to Material Culture course I taught last Spring semester, the workload is very comparable with regards to the readings and assignments.

I look forward to seeing everyone in just a few weeks!  Enjoy the rest of your summer!

-Dr. Marc Dluger