The Arlington County Board today approved naming Green Valley’s Town Square for civic activist John Robinson, Jr. Robinson, often called the “Mayor of Green Valley,” fought for decades against racial injustice and inequality in northern Virginia. Born in Arlington, Robinson (1934-2012), published the Green Valley News, a free African American publication that circulated in Green […]
Arlington wil examine is names, symbols and history.
On August 7, 2020, Arlington’s Historic Preservation Program staff and Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board (HALRB) received a Commission Excellence Award in the category of Best Practices: Public Outreach/Advocacy from the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions (NAPC).
Find out about events being held around the County to commemorate 100th anniversary events, Women’s History Month, and 2020 Census.
One hundred years ago, on January 16, 1920, Delegate Charles T. Jesse of Clarendon proposed a bill in the Virginia General Assembly to change the name of Alexandria County to Arlington to avoid confusion with the City of Alexandria.
Arlington will celebrate Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s life and legacy on Sunday, January 19, 5-6:30 p.m. at Wakefield High School with a tribute in music, dance and spoken word. “Most people know the story of desegregation in the United States, but too few know the true story of integration here in Arlington. Arlington was the first county in […]
We are grateful for the service of our country’s veterans, many of who live in our community. It is critical for everyone to be counted as part of the 2020 Census.
Thousands of historic materials, some of which date back to the late 1840’s, have been returned to Arlington County.
Confusion over Alexandria City and Alexandria County leads civic federation to call for new name for the County.
Arlington Public Library presents the stories of women trailblazers who influenced politics, education, business, social activism and public libraries.