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Virginia Room Research

Local History

Formed in 1742, Fairfax County has a long and fruitful history. The Virginia Room, located on the second floor of the City of Fairfax Regional Library, collects, preserves, and makes accessible local history resources. Researchers can find historical information on Fairfax County individuals, locations, and events. This Local History page serves as a guide to some of our local history resources which include:

  • Photographs
  • Yearbooks
  • Local Newspapers
  • Subject Files
  • Archival Collections

Questions? Email the Virginia Room: va_room@fairfaxcounty.gov

Local History Library Events

Civil War service: Armed and unarmed contributions- A presentation by the National Park Service

The National Park Service and Civil War Defenses of Washington DC Presents:  The Civil War. Crucial inventions and contributions to the Civil War by enslaved individuals, women and children.…

Date:
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019
Time:
11:00am - 12:00pm
Location:
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Burke Historical Society Presents: Researching Local Cemeteries

Mary Lipsey of the Burke Historical Society and the Fairfax County Cemetery Preservation Association will speak on how to locate, study, and care for local historic cemeteries. Presented by the Burke …

Date:
Tuesday, Apr 2, 2019
Time:
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location:
Burke Centre Meeting Room 116, Burke Centre Meeting Room 117, Burke Centre Meeting Room 116, Burke Centre Meeting Room 117
Categories:
Age: Adults

An Unlikely Reformer: the Complicated History of Virginia Senator Carter Glass and his Landmark Financial Reforms

Matthew P. Fink’s An Unlikely Reformer investigates the tempestuous thought – and prejudice – of VA Senator Carter Glass, a man once called “the single most important lawmaker in the history o…

Date:
Thursday, Apr 18, 2019
Time:
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location:
City of Fairfax Meeting Room A, City of Fairfax Meeting Room B, City of Fairfax Meeting Room A, City of Fairfax Meeting Room B
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