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Friends of the Historic Fairfax Courthouse

Past Events

Second Annual Event


November 7th, 2015: Fairfax County’s 11th Annual History Conference

Fairfax County's Founding Fathers

We were delighted to be a sponsor for this year's Fairfax County History Conference. Jenee Lindner, president of the FHFxCH give a talk on Who Was the Fairfax Family? Good question...after all we are in Fairfax, Virginia! The Fairfax family were life long friends of George Washington. And speaking of GW (Dean Malissa), he gave a wonderful presentation. Great conference with great company!


The “Connection Newspaper” wrote a review of the event:

http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/news/2015/nov/26/fairfax-countys-founding-fathers-revisited-history/

Video of Event

Fairfax County's Founding Fathers Conference information below or: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/histcomm/event.htm

December 9, 2014: Presentation to our first Gold Corporate Charter Member, the City of Fairfax


Presentation of the Old Fairfax Courthouse print by Paul McGehee commissioned for the Friends of the Historic Fairfax Courthouse. Given in the City of Fairfax government council chamber to Mayor Scott Silverthorne and the City of Fairfax Councilmembers from the Friends of the Historic Fairfax Courthouse, their first Gold Corporate Charter Member.

Left to Right: Councilmember Michael J. DeMarco, Friends of the Historic Fairfax Courthouse Board Member Eric Snyder, Councilmember Jeffrey C. Greenfield, Friends of the Historic Fairfax Courthouse Board Member John Murphy, Commissioner of the Revenue William Page Johnson II, Friends of the Historic Fairfax Courthouse Board President Jenee Lindner, Friends of the Historic Fairfax Courthouse Board Executive Secretary Chris Lindner, Mayor R. Scott Silverthorne, Councilmember Nancy F. Loftus, Councilmember David L. Meyer, Councilmember Janice B. Miller, Councilmember Eleanor D. Schmidt.

October 11, 2014: Inaugural Opening Program at the Historic Fairfax Courthouse

Flyer and Photos below. Channel 12-Cityscreen, go to our media page

Media Page

Oct 11, 2014 Event (Inside Historic Fairfax Courthouse, 4000 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Virginia 22030) Speaking: The Honorable John Frey, Clerk of the Court, Fairfax County Circuit Court.

Back Row Left to Right: The Honorable Sharon Bulova, Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors; Master of Ceremonies, The Honorable Mayor Scott Silverthorne, City of Fairfax; The Honorable Dennis Smith, Chief Judge, Fairfax County General Circuit Court; The Honorable John ‘Chap’ Petersen, Virginia State Senator, eighth generation in the City of Fairfax; Friends of the Historic Fairfax Courthouse Board Member John Murphy (partly hidden). Front Row Left to Right: Jenee Lindner, founding Chair and President, Friends of the Historic Fairfax Courthouse; The Honorable Page Johnson, Commissioner of the Revenue, City of Fairfax, eighth generation in the City of Fairfax; City of Fairfax Councilmember Eleanor D. Schmidt (holding camera); retired Deputy Clerk, Supervisor of the Fairfax County Court Services, Dolores Testerman, the Guest of Honor.

Dennis Smith, Chief Judge

General Circuit Court

Fairfax County, Virginia

Sharon Bulova, Chairman

Board of Supervisors

Fairfax County, Virginia

John C. ‘Chap’ Petersen

State Senator

34th Virginia District

Master of Ceremonies and City of Fairfax Mayor Scott Silverthorne receiving an Old Fairfax Courthouse canvas art print in behalf of the City of Fairfax from the Friends of the Historic Fairfax Courthouse (FHFxCH) Board President, Jenee Lindner.

All photos inside Courthouse taken by Getchen Bulova

From Left to Right seated: City of Fairfax Commissioner of the Revenue Page Johnson (just finished speaking); City of Fairfax Councilmember Eleanor D. Schmidt; retired Deputy Clerk, Supervisor of the Fairfax County Court Services Dolores Testerman. Standing: Friends of the Historic Fairfax Courthouse Board Member John Murphy, retired lawyer, Historic Fairfax City (HFCI) Board Member, dressed as a Civil War era lawyer & Historic Fairfax Courthouse tour guide; Jenee Lindner, dressed as Sarah Tracy, Mount Vernon Ladies Association resident lady during the Civil War, Historic Fairfax City (HFCI) Board Member and City of Fairfax Walking Tours chair.

Old Fairfax Courthouse by Paul McGehee

Autumn at Mount Vernon by Paul McGehee

Displayed but not shown in photos:

Mount Vernon by Moonlight by Paul McGehee

Friends of the Historic Fairfax Courthouse Board Member Eric Snyder, President of the Downtown Fairfax Coalition & Old Town Fairfax Business Association.

Sponsors/Donors: Fairfax County Clerk of the Court, The Virginia Room of the City of Fairfax Public Library, Fairfax County History Commission, City of Fairfax, Friends of the Historic Fairfax Courthouse, Downtown Fairfax Coalition, Old Town Fairfax Business Association, Historic Fairfax City, Inc. (HFCI), Paul McGehee’s Old Town Gallery.

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