The Fairfax County Park Authority is recruiting volunteers for our Historic Sites Volunteer Corps!

Get involved with the preservation of some of Fairfax County’s architectural resources.

We are hosting a volunteer meet and greet January 22 and would love to see you there. Please sign up using the link below!

For questions please contact Diana Inthavong at

Occoquan Historical Society is hiring to staff the Mill House Museum in historic Occoquan!

The Occoquan Historical Society is hiring additional employees to staff the Mill House Museum in historic Occoquan.  Shifts are available for individuals who can staff the museum from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for one or more select days.  The positions pay minimum wage, but no experience is necessary.  Individuals will be trained in the basics of Town history and will staff the museum to greet visitors as well as handle donations and sales.  If you are interested in applying for one of the positions, please contact me by email at

E-Intern Project National Cemeteries

The National Cemetery Administration is joining the Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) Internship program this year, and we want to let your students know about this opportunity. Check us out at:

The NCA History Program wants to enlist college students (all levels) as digital storytellers through the Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS).  E-interns will research and write web content, interpreting U.S. history through historic national cemeteries–people, places, monuments. More information is in the attached flyer. Please forward to likely candidates and post it where they might see it. Thank you!

Details about the VSFS project are here:

Applications are due July 31, so hurry.

Students apply through

Fall 2019 Preservation Courses Announced

Join us this upcoming Fall 2019 semester for two of our most popular courses:

History 180 – Historic Archaeology, taught by Professor Bertsch.  For the first time ever, we’re offering this archaeology class at the Alexandria Campus on Tuesday nights (7:00pm to 9:40pm) to learn more about local archaeology, architectural elements and historical research methods in the classroom and on local site visits.

History 183 – Survey of Museum Practice, taught by Professor Dluger, on Wednesday nights (7:00pm to 9:40pm) at our Loudoun Campus.  You’ll study the practical details of how museums operate and their evolution from the 20th century into today’s rapidly changing world.  We’ll cover such topics as the organizational structure of a museum, exhibition design and planning, interpretation, inclusion, and collection care and management.

Each of these classes are part of our Public History and Historic Preservation Certificate program, but you do not need to be enrolled in the program to take advantage of these wonderful course offerings.  Join us on Tuesdays or Wednesdays nights (or even both nights!) as we explore the practical, hands-on approach to history and step beyond the traditional academic box.

Returning NVCC students can register now; on 1 May anyone can register.

Question? Please contact Professor Dluger,