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Local History

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

The Chesapeake Bay: A Voyage in Song and Story

Singer, songwriter and storyteller Janie Meneely showcases the people, places and traditions of the working waterfronts of the Eastern Shore.  From local ghosts to tragic shipwrecks, Janie’s songs …

Date:
Sunday, Oct 20, 2019
Time:
3:00pm - 4:00pm
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
Categories:
All Ages/Family Performance

WWI & WWII: Profiles of Honor Scanning Program

Do you have diaries, correspondence between soldiers and families at home or other documents? Participate in Operation Digitization. The goal of this drop-in event is to create a state-wide online col…

Date:
Monday, Dec 2, 2019
Time:
10:00am - 5:00pm
Location:
City of Fairfax Group Study Room 214, City of Fairfax Group Study Room 214
Categories:
Lecture/Workshop

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