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Date(s) - 06/08/2024
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Carver Community Center


AHS is at Arlington View Neighborhood Day. This event was rescheduled from May 18th due to rain. Arlington View was previous known as Johnson’s Hill. It was founded in 1880 when the white Johnston family began selling lots to African Americans leaving Freedman’s Village. Early settlers included Harrison Green, Emmanus Jackson, and Harry W. Gray.

Throughout the day you’ll learn about its history from speakers and presentations. AHS will have information about the neighborhood’s history and information uncovered by research in the Memorializing the Enslaved of Arlington project.


Craig Syphax: The Development of Arlington View. Craig Syphax has been a board member of the Black Heritage Museum of Arlington since 1998, having also served as President of that nonprofit. Craig’s video interpretation of his family genealogy (“Syphax, Rising from the Crucible of Slavery”) chronicled their achievements in Arlington and Washington DC.

Lloyd Wolf: Chief Photographer of the Columbia Pike Documentary Project | A World in a Zip Code. Lloyd Wolf is an award-winning photographer, author and educator with work collected in the Katzen Museum, the Library of Congress, the Museum of Jewish Heritage, and numerous other institutions. As chief photographer on The Columbia Pike Documentary Project, he offers a multidisciplinary history of Columbia Pike’s Arlington corridor across the most ethnically diverse communities. Sometimes referred to as  the “World in Zipcode,” the Pike is home to an extraordinary number of immigrants from nearly every nation, to historically-significant African-American communities, and to a range of long-term and new residents and businesses of every background, flavor, and description.  Lloyd’s ability to tell their stories both orally and through his photography is a touching event you will not want to miss. (An example of the photography of the Columbia Pike Documentary Project is at right of the Historic Harry Gray House)

Hoffman-Boston Living History: A Panel of Hoffman-Boston Alumni. Prior to integration, Hoffman-Boston was the only Junior and Senior high school in Arlington County for African-Americans. The last high school graduating class was in 1964. Former students will offer first hand accounts of what the school was like in those days. Come learn about incredible educators, sports victories, and activities that contributed to the rich history of the school and hear these former students share their favorite memories