Arlington held its first County Fair in 1977, led by a nonprofit, all-volunteer group, which organized and operated the event.
“Devoted to the interests of Woman – to her educational, industrial, legal and political equality, and especially to her right of suffrage.”
From 1913 to 1941, massive radio towers dominated the Arlington skyline.
One hundred and fifty years ago this week, Wyoming made a significant – though complicated – stride on the path toward women’s suffrage.
Starting with a $500 allocation in 1933, Arlington has grown over the past 75 years from one public park on Four Mile Run in 1941 to a Countywide system of parks, playgrounds, and programs. In 1933, the Arlington County Board earmarked $500 for parks and playgrounds – amenities that at the time were still rare…
November 26 marks the anniversary of the death of legendary suffragist and abolitionist Sojourner Truth.
Over the last 80 years members of the royal family have stopped in Arlington too, drawing much local attention and stirring up royal fervor!
Just over 100 years ago this week, on November 14, 1917, a group of suffragists underwent a horrifying night of torture and abuse that would come to be known as the “Night of Terror.”
On August 15, 1940, one of Arlington’s premier cinemas – the Arlington Theatre – opened its doors.
Central Library, First Floor
1015 North Quincy Street
Arlington VA 22201