The Director of the Arlington Historical Museum is housed in the historic Hume School, the oldest school house in the county. Built in 1891, it operated as a school until 1956. The circumstances of how AHS acquired it are unique and Museum Director, Mark Benbow discusses how the school came to be and how it became a museum. He also describes some of the changes that the building and museum have gone through over the years. Our next speaker, AHS President, Cathy Hix discusses what is next for this unique building as AHS works to make it into the state-of-the art and fully accessible museum that Arlington deserves.
This was a virtual event, held on May 13, 2021. The run time on this video is 48 minutes.
Preserving this building and remodeling it to make it more accessible as a museum will not be cheap. AHS receives no county monetary support. If you would like to donate to the preservation of this building and the remodeling, please click here: DONATE
Every penny will go to good use and will be deeply appreciated. Thank you.