On April 6 at the American Legion War Memorial in Clarendon, Arlington County will mark 100 years to the day that the United States formally entered “The Great War.” Featured remarks by National Park Service chief historian emeritus Ed Bearss.
The Arlington County Board will consider a Use Permit requested by Arlington Public Schools for the renovation of the Stratford School building on Vacation Lane.
On Feb. 25, Arlington Public Library launches a unique online exhibition and searchable database — built from thousands of photos, documents and recordings — surrounding the legal and moral battles that culminated in the 1959 desegregation at Arlington’s Stratford Junior High School.
The County will consider historic designation of the Ball family graveyard in Ballston concurrently with consideration of a proposed redevelopment of the site.
Two distinguished public servant/volunteers, three celebrated non-profits and a business that serves up food, politics and literature are the recipients of the 2016 James B. Hunter Award, Arlington’s highest human rights honor.
Ronald Reagan won the presidency from a low-profile command operation off Columbia Pike — just one of many campaigns for the White House that have been run from Arlington.
“A Guide to the African American Heritage of Arlington County, Virginia” is now in print and available online from the County’s Historic Preservation Program.