The County has released the first two 15-year spans of a comprehensive online timeline of Arlington’s racial history and will host an interactive community discussion July 21.
On Friday, Arlington County Government and Arlington Public Schools (APS) will formally dedicate the Stratford Commemorative Trail at what is now Dorothy Hamm Middle School (formerly Stratford Junior High School). The trail’s interpretive panels discuss the national, state, and local history of school desegregation and honor the four seventh-grade students who desegregated Stratford on Feb. 2, 1959 (Gloria Thompson, Ronald Deskins, Lance Newman, and Michael Jones), as well as local activist Dorothy M. Bigelow Hamm.
A wealth of historical Arlington documents are now more readily available for residents, businesses, and history buffs alike. A recently completed project from the Arlington County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office enables access to an additional 540,000 documents from over 900 deed books via the County’s land records search website. The project, initiated by the Circuit Court Clerk Paul Ferguson in May 2019 and launched this month, spans deed records dating from 1869 through 1950. Prior to the project, land records documents dating from […]
Arlington is beginning a community process to find a new logo for the County’s visual identity, and seeking public comment on a proposed new policy and process for naming and renaming County streets, parks, buildings, and more.
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 […]