The Virginia Room at Central Library is the County’s official history archive.
But how does the Library keep a steady flow of history coming in? Donations, from people like you.
Scott McCaffrey of the Sun Gazette was on hand for a recent donation by the Potomac Women’s Club, just one of several civic groups that now has its newsletters, yearbooks and scrapbooks preserved for future generations of Arlington residents and researchers.
In the case of the Potomac Women’s Club, the records go back to the early 1950s and create a fascinating timeline of both dramatic changes in the County and the evolving influence of women’s organizations nationwide.
See more images from the Potomac Women’s Club donation.
Learn more about the Virginia Room and local history.