The First Annual Prince William/Manassas History Symposium, 25-26 March

Prince William County and the City of Manassas, with the help of Historic Prince William and the Historic Commission, will be hosting an extensive two-day history symposium that will touch on different periods of Prince William County’s history. Throughout the weekend, we will be featuring speakers throughout the day that touch on a variety of subjects from George Washington in Prince William County, to the county’s involvement in the Civil War, World War I, and the integration of Prince William County Schools. Saturday evening, guests will enjoy an exclusive reception at the Manassas Museum with an opportunity for a unique experience to interact with the Museum’s collections. On Sunday, we will be offering an exclusive bus tour to four privately owned historic homes throughout Prince William County, including Bel Air and Park Gate.

For more information, see the  PWC Manassas Symposium event flyer.

Seeking applicants for a PAID PRESERVATION INTERN!

Arlington currently has a management Intern position being advertised here:

This will be a PAID, full-time, one-year temporary assignment with Arlington County Government (with potential to renew if funding permits). There are several internships available, including one with our Historic Preservation Program. All of the details can be found in the advertisement. It is indeed rare that we have such opportunities available in our Historic Preservation Program.

They are looking for talented, energetic, and passionate preservationists and history buffs who want to see how an active preservation program at the local government level operates… and who are willing to dive right in and help make a difference!

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:
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