Collect, Preserve, Share
The Center for Local History (CLH) collects, preserves, and shares resources that illustrate Arlington County’s history, diversity and communities.
Librarians and archivists develop collections of unique research material and make them available for use by residents, students, teachers, genealogists, scholars, authors, journalists and anyone interested in learning more about Arlington County.
- Research Consultations
- Reference Services
- Scans and Prints
- Programs and Events
- Partnerships and Outreach
Research Consultations and the use of the Research Room are available by advance appointment.
The Center for Local History operates a public Research Room at Central Library (open by appointment), and maintains the Arlington Community Archives, an off-site archival repository.
Central Library, First Floor
1015 North Quincy Street
Arlington VA 22201
Events at the Center for Local History
Center for Local History Blog
News, oral histories, local stories, and people who have helped to shape Arlington County.