Cub Scout Pack #589 was Arlington’s first African American Cub Scout Pack, established in 1952 and founded by Ernest Johnson.
In honor of the 60th anniversary of the desegregation of Arlington County public schools, we present an oral history clip from Dorothy Hamm who lived in Arlington at the height of the battle to desegregate Arlington’s public schools, and was part of different lawsuits throughout the county to integrate not only the schools but restaurants, hospitals, and theaters.
In this photo, a group of late 1950s/early 1960s Hoffman-Boston high school students examine a relic on display at the Museum of Natural History.
Can you guess the location of these images? We’ll give you a few clues…
For nearly 50 years, community activist and Nauck resident Joan Cooper worked for change in her neighborhood.
This colorful advertisement from 1943 describes how to properly clean and prepare tin cans for recycling in order to aid war efforts during WWII.
“What the old year has done for us is this; it has brought everything forward to the point where hope is real, and apt to blossom in full at any moment. It has turned hope into practical assurance. In this way we can say wholeheartedly to each other, and to the world at large –…
Did you know that the study and collection of postcards is called Deltiology?
Oh, to sled down that hill… The Dudley Family Home stood on a hill on North Military Road – the same hill where you now find the Cherrydale Branch Library, one of Arlington’s beloved neighborhood libraries. This photo, taken in the 1920s, comes from the Dudley Family Photographs, 1920-1950 collection. The collection contains an…
Central Library, First Floor
1015 North Quincy Street
Arlington VA 22201