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Treasures from the Vault
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Treasures from the Vault

Arlington History Through Objects and Ephemera On exhibit at Central Library, October 2014 In observance of National Archives Month, the Center for Local History has created “Treasures from the Vault,” an exhibit of artifacts showcasing Arlington’s history and culture through the years. Learn more about important Arlington residents, politics, businesses, neighborhoods, the arts, and much […]

New: Virginia In Postcards
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New: Virginia In Postcards

Newly-Digitized Postcards Share a Glimpse of Bygone Virginia… The Center for Local History has recently added two groups of early and mid-twentieth century postcards to our online collection. Virginia in Postcards contains 80 postcards from the Eastman-Fenwick Family Papers and the personal postcard collection of Diane Salman. These have been digitized, both front and back […]

Now Open: American Girl Doll Exhibit at the Center for Local History
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Now Open: American Girl Doll Exhibit at the Center for Local History

Need a Fun Kids’ Activity During the Holiday Break? Check out our new American Girl Doll exhibit, and you could win a prize! “American Girl: American Lives” highlights how the American Girl books and toys can teach children about the everyday lives of girls through American history. Learn more about how Kit would have washed clothes […]

Mystery Photo: Football Edition
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Mystery Photo: Football Edition

Help Identify this Photograph! As we come into the third week of the NFL season, the Center for Local History is looking for your help in learning more about a recently-donated photograph. This photo was found in the attic of a house on 21st Street South, in the Arlington Ridge/Aurora Highlands area:   Finds like […]