In the first half of the 20th century, only a handful of women were able to make it as successful musicians. However, this precedent was upturned with the International Sweethearts of Rhythm – the first all-female, racially integrated swing band.
Before it was renamed the Arlington County Trades Center in 1979, the Property Yard was where Arlington County stored many of its maintenance equipment and facilities.
August 26th, 1920 marks another significant date on the journey to achieve universal suffrage. On this day, the 19th Amendment was officially adopted into the U.S. constitution.
Tennessee became the 36th state to secure ratify the amendment.
Celebrate the people and events that led up to this historic moment.
Arlington’s libraries have been a mainstay of the county landscape for generations – but how did the library system as we know it come to be?
Central Library, First Floor
1015 North Quincy Street
Arlington VA 22201