The history of your neighborhood, churches, civil war forts and other historic sites in Arlington.
Did you know that in earlier times Arlington County was part of the District of Columbia?
When and why did Arlington adopt the county manager form of government?
When did Sears’ mail-order houses first appear in Arlington?
The “Arlington Historical Magazine” will help you answer these questions and discover other interesting facts about the history of Arlington County. Published annually since October 1957 by the Arlington Historical Society, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this fall, the Magazine is a wonderful resource for researchers and history enthusiasts.
Issues typically feature writings about the history of buildings, roads, railways, airports, Civil War camps and forts, and civic leaders in Arlington, or feature recollections of longtime Arlingtonians. Illustrations, sketches, maps and photographs often support the research and add to the reader’s education and enjoyment. Articles submitted to this journal of scholarly research are evaluated by an editorial board.
The Virginia Room has a complete run of the Magazine, with an index created by staff.
What About You?
Have you attended a Historical Society function, or visited their home on Arlington Ridge Road? Let us know what you remember!