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.
What: Recognition of Sheriff’s Office 150th Anniversary, National Correctional Employees Week, and Detention Facility 25th Anniversary When: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 – 10-11 a.m. Where: Arlington County Detention Facility, 1435 N. Courthouse Rd., Arlington VA 22201 Details Arlington County Sheriff Beth Arthur and numerous local and state officials will gather on May 7 to mark […]
On February 2, 1959, four African American seventh-graders enrolled at Stratford Junior High School, marking the beginning of the end of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s practice of public school segregation. Sixty years later, on February 4, the public is invited to join some of the original integrating students at a special tribute to this milestone […]
The free Jan. 20 event hosted by actor Christian Keyes includes local performers Joy Gardner, the Hoffman-Boston All Star Chorus and James Gibson.
Dr. Allison Finkelstein is the chair of the Arlington World War I Commemoration Task Force, which was created to lead the County’s efforts to recognize the 100th anniversary of the first World War.