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Dr. Nancy Perry at the Arlington Historical Society

Arlington Historical Society: Destruction of East Arlington

Nancy Perry talks about the destruction of East Arlington and Queen City to make room for the Pentagon.

Fort Ethan Allen Canon

Around Arlington – March 25,2014

In this episode, history comes alive at Fort Ethan Allen, 122 new afforadble housing apartments open on Columbia Pike, Bill Cosby visits Rosslyn for a special event, and we celebrate Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.

Center for Local History

Center for Local History

“Digitizing opens up a whole world to be able to share these things, but nothing can replace holding that Civil War letter” says Judy Knudsen when describing how Arlington Public Library’s Center for Local History is changing, yet remaining the same.  Formerly known as the Virginia Room, the new name better describes the scope of […]

VIctor Dover and Dennis Leach Discuss what makes a great street

Victor Dover and Dennis Leach on Great Streets

Author Victor Dover and Arlington County Transportation Director Dennis Leach discuss What Makes a Great Street?

Charles S. Clark on the American Nazi Party in Arlington

Swastikas on Wilson – A History of George Lincoln Rockwell’s Nazi Party in Arlington

Journalist and historian Charles S. Clark speaks about George Lincoln Rockwell and his American Nazi Party when their headquarters were housed in Arlington VA.

Christopher B. Leinberger speaking

Christopher B. Leinberger on Urban Design

Christopher B. Leinberger speaks on “The Urbanization of the Suburbs: Why Arlington is the National Model and Where Do We Go Next?”.

Andy Warhol's Silver Clouds

Andy Warhol’s Silver Clouds

A look at Artisphere’s landmark exhibition of Andy Warhol’s Silver Clouds, the first time this delightful exhibit has been seen in the DC Capital region.

USS Arlington

USS Arlington

Five years after its keel was laid down the USS Arlington finally sailed into its home port of Norfolk Virginia where it was commissioned into active service in the United States Navy. It was a memorable and moving beginning to what Arlington officials hope is a long relationship.

USS Arlington Commissioning Ceremony

USS Arlington Commissioning Ceremony

The USS Arlington (LPD 24) was commissioned on April 6, 2013, at Naval Station Norfolk. She is named in commemoration of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Steel taken from the Pentagon after the September 11 attacks will be displayed aboard.

Valerie Tripp visits Cherrydale Branch Library

Valerie Tripp visits Cherrydale Branch Library

American Girls author Valerie Tripp recently visited the Cherrydale Library and discussed where the ideas for the stories came from, the creative process, research and the joys of writing.

Martha Ann Miller, Author and Centenarian

Martha Ann Miller, Author and Centenarian

101-year-old Martha Ann Miller, author of “The First Century, and Not Ready for the Rocking Chair Yet” talks at the Arlington (VA) Public Library.

Books That Shaped America

Books That Shaped America

Mark Dimunation of the Library of Congress reflects on 88 American books that changed the way we think.

Calloway Cemetery

Calloway Cemetery

Join us on this inspiring trip to one of the county’s most recent designated historical sites, the 19th century African American churchyard cemetery at Calloway United Methodist Church.

Old Post Oak

Arlington Loses Oldest Tree in Storm

The Old Post Oak, Arlington’s oldest tree at 250 years, had to be removed after suffering severe damage during the June 29 Derecho storm.

After the Storm - Arlington County's Emergency Response

After the Storm – Arlington County’s Emergency Response

Arlington County’s Emergency Operations Center kicks into action after June 29 Derecho