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Date(s) - 11/10/2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Reinsch Library Auditorium, Marymount University


You can attend this event on either Zoom or in-person on the Marymount University Main Campus.  If you want to attend this event virtually, please use a link to be provided here to register by November 9:  Zoom access information sent to you the morning of the event. Any changes to this event will first be provided here on this webpage. So look here first for updates.

Historic photographs of Arlington never grow old, especially when many of them are unique and rarely seen. Peter Penczer was ready to present his collection of historic Arlington in March 2020 as part of the AHS celebration and commemoration of our county’s new name: Arlington, but the pandemic occurred. He’s back and looking forward to sharing his collection with you.

Arlingtonian, Peter Penczer is a tour guide and local historian. Before following his love of history on his own, he was an archivist and curator for B.F. Saul Company in Bethesda where he managed the corporate art collection, wrote a company history, and designed a dozen exhibits of archival photographs for office buildings and hotels, which were published as a book by Smithsonian Books. Mr. Penczer earned his bachelor’s degree from Kenyon College. He has published two books:  The Washington National Mall, and Washington, D.C. Past and Present in which he showcased several photos of Arlington.

Remote AND In-Person Attendance Details

This program is free and open to the public. This will be held BOTH on Zoom AND in the Reinsch Library Auditorium on the Main Campus of Marymount University. 

  • If you plan to attend via zoom, please register using a link to be provided here before the end of the day on Wednesday, August 10. On Thursday morning August 11, AHS will send you the Zoom access link to use for remote attendance.
  • If you attend the event in person, Marymount University no longer requires you to wear a face mask.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS and FREE PARKING: Attendees planning to attend the event in-person should enter the Marymount University campus at the library gate on N. 26th Street. From Glebe Road going north, take a right onto 26th Street. Pass the intersection with Yorktown Road and then enter the campus through the next gate on your left. The library is to your left as you enter the campus. Free garage parking is just past the library at the bottom of the small incline. (Handicapped parking is immediately to your right as you enter the campus.)

This event is one of the monthly series of public programs sponsored by the Arlington Historical Society and Marymount University’s Department of History and Politics. For more information, please email: info@arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org

AHS plans to record the event and post it on the AHS website on its Video Webpage

Any changes to this event will first be provided here on this webpage. So look here first for updates.