The Arlington Historical Society presents “Historic Cemeteries of Northern Virginia” with author Charles Mills. Northern Virginia’s cemeteries are time capsules, and they offer a glimpse into the lives and fortunes of the famous, the infamous, and those who are remembered for loving their families, tending to their business, and quietly supporting their communities. There are about a thousand in Northern Virginia, ranging from small family plots to huge national cemeteries. How the history of our region can be told through gravestones with stories to tell, including those of Confederate raiders, freedmen, eccentrics, and nation builders. Sometimes, tombstones are all that remain of their stories. This event was one of a continuing series sponsored by the Arlington Historical Society and is open free to the public on the second Thursday of every month.