How is your Glencarlyn History?
Did you know that the history of the Glencarlyn neighborhood goes all the way back to when George Washington was originally surveying the land of Virginia? Or that the Glencarlyn Branch Library began as the Burdett Library in 1922, and was the first library in Arlington?
If you’re visiting the neighborhood for Glencarlyn Day on June 4, come into the Library and check out the 3 volume Glencarlyn Scrapbook. While you’re here, don’t miss the section of the huge oak tree on which George Washington left his surveyor’s marks, the original 1959 deed that gave the Glencarlyn Library to Arlington County, and a piece of original Smokey the Bear artwork which Rudy Wendelin created for the people of the Glencarlyn neighborhood.
You can also read more in Glencarlyn Remembered: the First 100 Years, which is a collection of photos from the Glencarlyn Scrapbooks:
It was an event filled day – Fire trucks and shooting off muskets and pancakes and hot dogs and papusas and moon bouncingand people stopping by to look at the Scrapbooks.Thanks to all who came by.- The Glencarlyn Librarians