Local History Event at Fairfax County Regional Library

Event Type: Community Event
Age Group(s): Adult, Older Adult, Teen
Date: 4/29/2017
Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Description: Your home place, your neighborhood has a story. How do you learn the history of people and a place? Explore resources for maps, photographs, courthouse documents and more. Virginia Room event. Registration begins at 8:30am; sessions are from 9am to 3pm.
Location: City of Fairfax Regional Library, Meeting Room A/B
Registration Ends: 4/28/2017 at 12:00 AM
Contact: Laura Wickstead
Contact Number: 703-293-2667 x6

The Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums June Meeting

Please see the attached flyer for the conference and annual meeting of ALHFAM, the Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums. The conference will take place June 9-13, 2017 at the Genesee Country Village and Museum in Mumford, NY. Undergraduate and graduate students in the field of history, preservation or history museum studies are encouraged to apply. The deadline for fellowship applications is April 1, and notification will be made by April 15.

ALHFAM Fellowship Invite 2017

Coming this Spring Prince William County Historic Preservation

It looks like spring has already sprung, so take advantage of the nice weather to visit Prince William County’s historic sites!

Check out the flyer below.

We hope you will join us for our special programs or for a tour at our historic sites! While the historic sites are closed to regular tours until May, we are still open by appointment!  To schedule a tour or for more information, please call 703-792-4754.

 Is one of your new year resolutions to get more involved with your community? We can help with that! Serve your community and help protect the county’s historic resources by volunteering at one of the sites or getting a FREE membership to the PWC Historic Preservation Foundation! With your free membership, receive $1 off regular admission and 20% off in our gift shops! For more information, please call 703-792-4754 or visit one of the sites.

Coming This Spring to PWCHPD

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: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/huntley-meadows-park/internships.htm
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, ajoh46@fairfaxcounty.gov

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  jshafagoj@morvenpark.org