What you can do
Become a member
Membership in the
Arlington Historical Society is open to everyone, including
corporations and nonprofit organizations. Our membership benefits
- our quarterly
- the Arlington
Historical Magazine, published
- discounts at the
Arlington Historical Museum bookshop
- invitations to special
To join the Arlington
Historical Society, please download, print and mail in the membership
application, along with your check.
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Become a docent
Our hardy band of
volunteers work at keeping the Arlington Historical Museum open for
members and the public. What's the payoff? Meeting people who are
curious about Arlington's history and are interesting in themselves;
new residents who want to get acquainted with their surroundings and
its beginnings; and learning more about local history themselves.
need to be a teacher or professor — willingness to share what
you know and a friendly manner are your main talents. For many
visitors, you may be the first introduction to the Arlington Historical
Society, its collections, and its programs and activities.
Slots are available
for those willing to give docent duty a try. The commitment is three
hours, once a month from 1-4 p.m. Saturday or Sunday (except February).
Contact us at info@ArlingtonHistoricalSociety.org
and our docent coordinator will get in touch with you.
Come to the
Arlington Reunion and our other programs described below.
What we do
Historical Society, Inc., founded in 1956, is a nonprofit educational
organization incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of
Virginia. The mission of the Arlington Historical Society is to conduct
research and to preserve and disseminate knowledge relating to the
history, archaeology, material culture, and geographical and
socio-economic development of Arlington County, Virginia. The Society
carries out this mission through its historic resources, including two
historic properties and its collections; original historical research
and publications; the discovery, collection, preservation and
exhibition of artifacts; and the presentation and dissemination of
knowledge on the local history of Arlington County to the public.
by the AHS Board of Directors on 1/12/98)
Historical Society does not sell or rent its membership list. It does,
from time to time, provide the names, addresses, and email addresses of
its members to civic organizations and other groups whose missions
complement that of the Arlington Historical Society, and which have
information deemed interesting to Arlington Historical Society members.
of the Arlington Historical Society
distributed bimonthly from
May and is mailed to members prior to scheduled meetings.
Historical Society Magazine generally appears every October.
This web site is
maintained on a volunteer basis. We are very interested in your ideas
for the site — as a member, as an educator, as a researcher,
or as a visitor to Arlington. Please let
us know what you think!
We also offer a
mailing list via Yahoo. At the bottom of every page on this site, you
can enter your e-mail address to receive reminders and notices about
goings-on in the historical society. Your name and e-mail address will
NOT be used for anything but AHS-related messages; there are usually
one or two messages a month.
Meetings, which are
open to the public, are generally held at the Arlington Central Library
auditorium, 1015 N. Quincy Street
directions. Meetings are
the second Thursday of September, November, January, March, and May, at
7:45 p.m. Parking is available in the garage — enter from N.
Quincy St. — or in the lot behind the building —
enter from 10th St. The library is a few blocks west from the
Square Metro station.
meetings, which are open to the public and often televised later on
public television, are held in October, December, February, and April
from 10 a.m. - noon, generally at the Central Library auditorium. These
community reminiscences are televised later on Arlington cable channel