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.

More details

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