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The Old Fairfax Herald, Summer 2016

The Old Fairfax Herald, Fall 2015

Upcoming Events

275th Fairfax County Anniversary Celebration

Lecture Series and Events


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We have a fantastic line up for our 275th Fairfax County Anniversary Celebration Lecture Series and Events!

Unless otherwise indicated, all lectures will be begin at 7:30 PM in the Historic Fairfax Courthouse in Old Town Fairfax.

All lectures are FREE and open to the public. Limited seats; registration required through Eventbrite.com

PAST: MARCH 21 TUESDAY “History of Fairfax County and George Washington’s Mount Vernon”

Historical Overview of Fairfax County: Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova

Fairfax County 1744 Weights and Measures: 275th Commemoration Chairman Gretchen Bulova

George Washington’s Mount Vernon and navigating diversity: Mount Vernon President Curt Viebranz

RESERVE A SEAT. Please sign up through Eventbrite.com or go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/history-of-fairfax-county-george-washingtons-mount-vernon-tickets-31683395890?aff=ehomecard


PAST: APRIL 18 TUESDAY “Beginning from a White Oak Tree in Fairfax County”

Native American/European Exploration & Settlements: Chris Sperling, Senior Archaeologist, Fairfax County Park Authority

Early Roads and Mills: Debbie Robison, Sully District History Commissioner

George Mason’s Gunston Hall: Scott Stroh, Executive Director

RESERVE A SEAT. Please sign up through Eventbrite.com or go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beginning-from-a-white-oak-tree-in-fairfax-county-tickets-31683940519?aff=es2


PAST: MAY 16 TUESDAY “History of the Fairfax County Courts & Public Safety”

Fairfax County Circuit Court

Fairfax County Sheriff Department: Sheriff Chief Stacey A. Kincaid

Fairfax County Police: Police Chief Col. Edwin C. Roessler, Jr.; 2nd Lt. Dan Courtney, ret.

RESERVE A SEAT. Please sign up through Eventbrite.com or go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/history-of-the-fairfax-county-courts-public-safety-tickets-31684282542?aff=es2


PAST: MAY 24 WEDNESDAY “Who was the Fairfax family? The Colonial History of Fairfax County”

TIME: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

COST: $15.00

Jenee Lindner, President, Friends of the Historic Fairfax Courthouse, will present a three hour in-depth discussion about the Fairfax family and the founding of Fairfax County.

REGISTER. Please sign up through Eventbrite.com or go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/who-was-the-fairfax-family-the-colonial-history-of-fairfax-county-tickets-31687380809


PAST: JUNE 15 THURSDAY “SPECIAL EVENT: Nicholas Fairfax, 14th Lord Fairfax of Cameron”

TIME: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

LOCATION: Sherwood Community Center, 3740 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22030

Free. Open to the Public. Tickets required. Please sign up through Eventbrite.com or go to

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nicholas-fairfax-14th-lord-fairfax-of-cameron-tickets-32636161638


PAST: JUNE 17 SATURDAY “EVENT: Historically Fairfax: 275th Anniversary Celebration Event”

TIME: 10 am – 4 pm Historic Fairfax Courthouse grounds FREE! No reservation required. Please go to Eventbrite.com for further information or go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fairfax-county-275th-commemoration-signature-event-history-fair-tickets-32637348187?aff=ehomecard


PAST: JUNE 20 TUESDAY “History of Fairfax County Health & Education”

Fairfax County Health Department: Dr. Gloria Addo-Ayensu, Health Department Director

Education in Fairfax County: Susan Gray, City of Fairfax Museum Curator

Legato School, Laurel Grove School: Mary Lipsey, Braddock District History Commissioner

RESERVE A SEAT. Please sign up through Eventbrite.com or go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/history-of-fairfax-county-health-education-tickets-31684506211?aff=es2


PAST: JULY 18 TUESDAY “If These Walls Could Talk”

Kennedys at Hickory Hill, McLean - A Biography of a House and Those Who Lived There: Carole Herrick, Chairman, Fairfax County History Commissioners

Merrybrook Farm in Herndon: Win Meiselmann, owner

Resident Curatorship Program in Fairfax County

RESERVE A SEAT. Please sign up through Eventbrite.com or go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/if-these-walls-could-talk-tickets-32620728477


PAST: SEPT 19 TUESDAY “History of Fairfax County’s African American Communities”

Lorton’s African American Community: Ann Barnes, Mount Vernon District History Commissioner

African American Communities in Fairfax County: Dr. Spencer Crew, George Mason University, Professor of History

RESERVE A SEAT. Please sign up through Eventbrite.com or go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/history-of-fairfax-countys-african-american-communities-tickets-31684699790?aff=es2


PAST: OCT 17 TUESDAY “History of George Mason University”

George Mason University today: President Ángel Cabrera

City of Fairfax History and 1st Mayor John Wood: City of Fairfax Mayor David Meyer

History of GMU: Robert Vay, GMU Digital Collection and Exhibitions Archivist

RESERVE A SEAT. Please sign up through Eventbrite.com or go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/history-of-george-mason-university-tickets-31685524256?aff=es2


NOV 21 TUESDAY “History of Workhouse Arts Center, Prison, and the Suffragists”

Panel: Ava Spece, Director, Workhouse Arts Center and other panel members

RESERVE A SEAT. Please sign up through Eventbrite.com or go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/history-of-the-fairfax-county-workhouse-arts-center-prison-suffragists-tickets-31685709811?aff=es2


BUS TOURS:

We have several special bus tours celebrating our 275th Fairfax County Anniversary throughout the year. For more information, go to Fairfax County ParkTakes. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes/

Recent Events

Past Events


Virginia Historical Society/GMU History Department

2016 NoVA Banner Lecture Series

The Annual Events

2016 - Constitutional Rights Bus Tour

2015 - Fairfax County's 11th Annual History Conference

2014 - Inaugural Opening Program at the Historic Fairfax Courthouse

Other Events

Presentation to our first Gold Corporate Charter Member, the City of Fairfax

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