The 2020 census is currently underway – but what did the census look like in the past?
On January 21, 1705, William Struttfield, one of 48 original settlers who owned land in present-day Arlington, patented a 543-acre tract south of Four Mile Run that included what is now Shirlington.
If you live in Arlington County, you have the Post Office to thank for the name of your street.
Nannie Helen Burroughs was a leading educator, feminist and suffragist in the Washington, D.C., area throughout the early 20th century.
This week, around 150 years ago, the women’s suffrage movement experienced a significant change in its organization, as the various groups leading the struggle toward women’s suffrage split over certain key issues.
Over 100 years ago this week, a young suffragist named Mabel Ping-Hua Lee made history, leading one of the major women’s suffrage marches in New York City at age 16.
To celebrate Preservation Week this year, the Center for Local History is offering some tips and resources that will help ensure that your family documents and photographs will be available to future generations! In 2010 the American Library Association organized the first Preservation Week to highlight the importance of preserving cultural heritage materials, to raise…
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